Boxing is back at Casino Miami Jai-Alai in 2014, and it all kicks off Saturday January 18th with a stellar six-bout card. The main event will feature local favorite, and light heavyweight contender Azea “The Haitian Hitman” Augustama in an eight round fight against hard-hitting Jermain Mackey of the Bahamas. The co-feature will showcase 20-year old Cuban sensation Hairon “El Maja” Socarras as he takes on Jamal Parram in a six round junior featherweight battle.
Augustama (15-1, 9 KOs) is looking to continue his six-fight win streak, and position himself among the best at light heavyweight. For Augustama, now ranked number seven in the USBA, it won’t be an easy task as he squares off against Mackey (18-6, 14 KOs) a tough, upset minded fighter who’s fought two world champions in Jean Pascal and Adonis Stevenson. This will be Augustama’s fourth straight appearance at Casino Miami Jai-Alai.
The co-main event features the very busy Socarras (9-0-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled six-round contest. Socarras squares off against Jamal “The Mailman” Parram (7-9-1, 5 KOs). This will be Socarras’ fifth fight in the last 13 months.
Egyptian light heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali (2-0, 2 KOs), who now resides in Miami, returns in a scheduled four-round tussle following his impressive TKO victory here last August.
Another Cuban, Vilier Quiñonez (6-0, 4 KOs) looks to remain unbeatean as he faces Jerrod Caldwell in a four round super middleweight bout.
Other fights include heavyweights Hector Hodge vs. Chaen Chess, 4 rounds, Honduran-American Harold Carderon vs. Trey Anderson, 4 rounds junior welterweight, and heavyweight Thanasis “The Golden Greek” Michaloudis in a 6 round attraction.
Tiburon Promotions chief Al Bonanni, who recently suffered a mild stroke, wants to thank all the well-wishers, and let everyone know that he’s doing ok. “I’m happy that so many people called me to see how I was doing,” Bonanni said. “I also want to thank everyone who’s helped me with this show while I was recovering. This show will go on, and I’m feeling better and better every day. I have to watch what I eat now, but that just means you will see a slimmer Bonanni on the 18th.”
Tickets are already on sale for the show, with prices ranging from $75 for VIP to $30 for reserved ringside and $15 for general admission available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the box office at (305) 633-6400.
The press conference will be announced in the next few days.