25.06.04 – Four weeks after the world premiere, the first weekly internet broadcast boxing series, presented by CMXsports and promoted by Guilty Boxing – “CMX Boxeo de Campeones” – returns TONITE! Friday, June 25, LIVE from The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Former WBC Continental Americas super welterweight champion RENE AROSTEGUI, from San Felipe, Mexico, looks to bust into the Top-10 world ratings when he takes on Brasilian Buzzsaw MUHAMMAD SAID, in the 10-round middleweight main event rumble. The bout will headline an all-action six-bout card. Arostegui and Said boast a combined record of 36-5 (29 KOs), which translates to an 88% winning percentage, with 80% of those victories coming by knockout!
The official weights are as follows (complete card attached):
10 Rds – Middleweights (Main Event)
Rene Arostegui 161 – Mohammad Said 159
8 Rds – Super Middleweights (Co-Main Event)
George Walton 161 – Jesus Mendoza 160.5
6 Rds – Middleweights
Jamar Nolan 162 – Monroe Brooks, Jr. 160
6 Rds – Welterweights
Alex Velardez 143.5 – Arthur Medina 144
6 Rds – Lightweights
Wes Ferguson 135.5 – Stanley Mendez 135
4 Rds – Super Bantamweights
Leopoldo Gonzalez 119 – Ray Martinez 119.5
Boxing fans from around the world can catch all the action via a live internet stream, and access the replay, at www.cmxsports.com for a monthly subscription fee of just $4.95. The series airs every Friday night, beginning at 11 P.M. ET / 8 P.M. PT. Subscribers will also be able to access archived fight footage and get behind-the-scenes interviews, previews and articles. The broadcasts will be available in English and Spanish. “The Colonel” Bob Sheridan, a veteran of more than 750 world title fight broadcasts, will be handling the English broadcasts. The Spanish broadcast team will feature former NFL All-Pro kicker and veteran sports announcer Benny Ricardo and former five-time world champion Manuel Medina, doing the blow-by-blow and color, respectively. Internationally renowned broadcaster and actress Maria Felipe will provide the in-ring post-fight interviews and be the ring announcer. Boxing historian Bert Randolph Sugar, former editor of The Ring and Boxing Illustrated, and the author of more than 50 books, has signed on as CMXsports Senior Boxing Analyst, providing weekly columns to the CMXsports website and commentary to the broadcasts. Sugar’s column debuts on the CMXsports site today! This week, Bert pens his obituary to the World Boxing Council.
Arostegui, 23-3 (20 KOs), returns to Las Vegas for the first time since 2000. The winner of his first 21 professional bouts — 19 by knockout — Arostegui captured the Pacific super welterweight, the Pacific Coast jr. middleweight and the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight titles during that streak, against Francisco Mendez, Ariel Cruz and Rodolfo Aguilar, respectively. His streak ended in 1998, losing to contender Larry Dixon via a controversial disqualification. Arostegui returns to the ring having won two of his last three bouts.
Said, 13-2 (9 KOs), a native of Brasil, now training out of Las Vegas, NV, makes his Sin City debut having won nine of his last 10 bouts — eight by knockout! His professional resume is highlighted by two title victories — the Sao Paulo State middleweight title (in only his third professional fight) via a 10-round decision over gritty veteran Valmir Rosario, and the UBC Iberian-American middleweight title by TKO 3 over Cesar Piedrahita last year.
The exciting five-bout undercard will feature a host of determined prospects, risking their records against tough-as-nails opponents, including: middleweight movie star GEORGE WALTON, 15-2, (10 KOs), from New York, NY, riding a 4-0 (3 KOs) winning streak, in the eight-round middleweight co-main event against JESUS MENDOZA, 14-4 (11 KOs), from Las Vegas, NV; ALEX VELARDEZ, 11-1 (5 KOs), from San Bernadino, CA, against ARTHUR MEDINA, 12-11 (5 KOs), from Ft. Collins, CO, in a six-round welterweight battle; and the following undefeated young lions who will be defending their sterling records: middleweight JAMAR NOLAN, 10-0 (8 KOs), from Detroit, MI; lightweight WES FERGUSON, 5-0 (2 KOs), from Las Vegas, NV. and managed by Floyd Mayweather Jr.; and bantamweight LEOPOLDO GONZALEZ, 7-0 (5 KOs), from Tijuana, Mexico.