Orlando, FL (August 25, 2014) – World Wide Elite Entertainment has put together a talent-rich undercard to support the return of top cruiserweight Francisco Palacios.
Dubbed as “The Comeback”, Palacios is fighting in the 8 round main event while also serving as a co-promoter of the Saturday, September 20 card.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $45 to sit ringside and $500 for VIP tables of 6 with bottle service included. They’re on sale by calling 561-702-7068. All ticketholders over the age of 21 are invited to a special post-fight party hosted by DJ Erick at the Mela Room, located at 9677 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.
Contender Mike Marrone of Vero Beach, FL enters the squared circle for the first time since 2011 when he battles fellow Floridian Sam “Slam Bam” Tillman of Bradenton in a six round heavyweight contest. Marrone, 20-4 (15 KO’s), fought Guillermo Jones for the WBA cruiserweight belt in 2011, but was stopped in the sixth round by his supremely talented foe. In Tillman’s last bout, he upset Moises Droz via third round knockout and is confident he’ll score another big victory on the 20th.
2008 Olympian Carlos Negron looks for his third straight knockout victory against an opponent to be announced in a six round heavyweight scrap. The heralded Negron’s got an excellent 15-1 professional ledger with 11 wins by knockout and has his sights set on becoming the next world champion from the boxing-rich commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
With only one fighter under his belt, 2008 Cuban Olympian and undefeated middleweight Idel Torriente steps up to a six round bout when he faces durable veteran Joel Vargas of Kansas. The Miami-based Torriente, 1-0 (1 KO), has amateur wins against current world champion Nicholas Walters, unbeaten knockout artist Javier Fortuna and contender Abner Cotto amongst others. The iron-chinned Vargas forced Michael Finney, Emmanuel De Jesus, Enver Halili, Mark Salser and Dillon Cook to go the distance.
Local favorites James “Buddy” McGirt Jr, Christian Camacho, Jelame Garcia, Joshua Pagan and Lorenzo Ramos will also appear in separate four or six round matches.
“I’m very pleased with the undercard,” Palacios said. “Fans will not only get to see my comeback, but the return of Olympians, title contenders and undefeated prospects. The community has shown great interest in the card and we want to provide them with their money’s worth.”
Fans can follow and interact with Francisco on Twitter @Wizardpalacios.