22.06.04 – 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 This 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 seven-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!
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 is scheduled to debut on the CMXsports site this week!
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 six-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; OLA AFOLABE, 4-1-2 (1 KO), from Las Angeles, CA, against SIMON DIOUF, 1-0 (1 KO), from Las Vegas, NV, in a six-round cruiserweight 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; super featherweight EDUARDO VASQUEZ, 3-0 (2 KOs), from Coachella, CA; and bantamweight LEOPOLDO GONZALEZ, 7-0 (1 KO), from Tijuana, Mexico, against Juan Carlos Santiago, 7-3 (2 KOs), from Mexicali, Mexico, in a four-round bantamweight bout.
CMXsports and Guilty Boxing will produce 48 two-hour shows a year over a three-year period with two cards each month emanating from Las Vegas –The Orleans Hotel & Casino and the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. The remaining two shows per month will be broadcast from different locations, including, southern California and Mexico. The last two shows took place in Tijuana, Mexico.
“CMX Boxeo de Campeones” will showcase the very best in action-packed Latin fights, a staple of Guilty Boxing shows over the past decade, as well as an extensive amount of high-quality features on boxing. CMXsports will complement the broadcast with the Internet’s capability to provide fans around-the-clock, behind-the-scenes information about the fighters before and after the show, and the state-of-the-art CMXlivecam, allowing fans unprecedented access to the fighters on a real-time basis. In short, CMXsports is leveraging the latest in Internet streaming and interactive technology to produce an unprecedented experience for the viewer.
CMXsports is one of the rapidly growing members of the CMX family of sports and entertainment companies founded by A. Demetrius (Tony) Brown. Brown, a former professional basketball player, established a successful metal trading company that later evolved into CMXchange, a successful Internet-based trading exchange. Over the past two years, Brown has purchased or created a number of companies focused at a range of sports and entertainment products and services.