CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO- Former Olympians McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo, and female World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior flyweight champion Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp will headline this Thursday, September 27, show “Noche de Campeones DIRECTV” to be held at El San Juan Resort & Casino in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP).
Puerto Rican prospects McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo will face veteran foes in Ronald Ramos and Jose “Carita” Lopez, while Bopp will defend her title for the eight time. Five mores fights will complete the show.
The main event presents former Amateur World Champion, McWilliams Arroyo (12-1, 10 KOs) defending his WBO Latino flyweight titles against experienced Ronald Ramos (30-10-3, 17 KOs), from Colombia in a fight scheduled to 12 rounds. McWilliams is a 2008 Olympian, who won gold medals in the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, 2007 Panamerican Games and 2009 World Amateur Championships. McWilliams is the #11 ranked by the WBO in the flyweight division.
“My dream is to become a world champion and this is another test for me. I’m ready for any challenge”, McWilliams said today.
Meanwhile, female WBO junior flyweight champion, La Tuti Bopp (21-0, 9 KOs), from Argentina, will defend her belt against Marisol Miranda (5-4, 1 KOs), from The Bronx, New York, in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds.
“I’m very happy to fight again in Puerto Rico and to defend my title again. There will be a good fight”, Bopp said.
Also, prospect McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs) is going to face the big test of his career when he fight against former WBO superflyweight champion Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-10-2, 32 KOs) in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds.
Five more fights, scheduled to four rounds, will complete the show. Pedro Vicente (1-0) will face Hipolito Rivera (1-4, 1 KOs) in the featherweight division; in the lightweights, Jesus Pastrana (2-1, 1 KOs) will face Efrain Cruz (1-0, 1 KOs); in the junior middleweights, Pablo de Jesus (2-0, 2 KOs) will fight against Harold Cartagena (1-0, 1 KOs); in the junior flyweights, Kabil Rodriguez will face Gustavo Ortiz (0-1-1), and in the light heavyweights, Alex Vazquez (1-1, 1 KOs) will fight against debutant Jason Ramos.
Tickets available at Ticketcenter, 1 787 792-5000 or www.tcpr.com. Prices are $100 VIP Ring Side and $150 VIP Red Carpet.
EDGAR SANTANA BAFFLED BY DMITRY SALITA BACKING OUT OF FIGHT
HARLEM, NEW YORK (September 24, 2012)—On Saturday October 20th, one of the biggest nights in New York Boxing will take place as the brand new, state of the art Barclays Center will play host to four world championship fights that is likely to prelude of big events coming to the new arena.
One of the proposed undercard bout was to have it former world title challenger Dmitry Salita (34-1-1, 18 KO’s) of Brooklyn and Edgar Santana (26-4, 17 KO’s) of Harlem in what would have been a throw- back fight that would have brought back memories of the neighborhood fights that helped make New York the mecca of boxing.
But after the fight was allegedly agreed upon, Salita apparently pulled out of the bout and Santana believes that Salita never had any intention of fighting hm.
“I got the call to fight him and I accepted immediately”, said Santana
“I was excited to get that fight and it was a good fight for New York in the new arena. We are both big ticket sellers and it is definitely the right fight”
Santana, who is managed by Brian Cohen and promoted by Dave Escalet’s Fisticuffs Promotions then found out that the fight would not come to fruition.
“We found out that Salita did not want the fight. Regardless of what he says, he is scared to fight me”, continued Santana
“I read on the internet he said he did not want to fight me because I am coming off a loss. I fought that fight with a broken hand, but lets face the facts, I have knocked out three guys that he not only went the distance with but he had trouble with.”