In his first ShoBox appearance on October 5, 2007, bantamweight Yonnhy Perez impressed fight fans with his explosive style and ring savvy as he stopped Russian Alexander Fedorov in four rounds. On Friday, September 5th, the Colombian contender returns to the series as the semi-main event with a bout against Mexican powerhouse Tomas Rojas at Buffalo Bill’s Star Arena in Primm, Nevada..
“I’m happy to be back on ShoBox and I hope to put on an even more impressive performance than I did last time,” said Perez. “I’ve grown a lot as a fighter since the fight against Fedorov, and I think the viewers will be pleased with what they see on September 5th.”
Perez vs Rojas, a ten round bantamweight contest, is presented by Gary Shaw Promotions, in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions. The bout will air live on Showtime’s ShoBox – The New Generation, beginning at 11pm ET / PT. In the ShoBox co-feature, Antonio DeMarco takes on Jose Reyes in a ten round lightweight showdown.
A native of Cartagena, Colombia, Yonnhy Perez (17-0, 12 KOs) was a four-time Colombian national champion as an amateur before relocating to the United States and entering the pro ranks in 2005. Now based in Santa Fe Springs, California, Perez has impressed fight insiders so far, and in his last fight, on June 27th, Perez won the NABF bantamweight title with a ten round decision win over Oscar Andrade. He is currently ranked sixth in the world by the WBC, 8th by the WBA, 11th by the IBF, and 10th by the WBO.
Following the semi-main event and concluding the night, hispanic warriors, Antonio DeMarco (18-1, 13KOs) and Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico’s Jose “El Gallo” Reyes (23-4, 8KOs) will square off in a competitive 10 round lightweight battle for pride.
On the undercard, 2000 Olympian medal winner Ricardo Willliams (11-2) will face Edwin Algarin (10-4-1) in a 10 round welterweight war and rising star “baby face” Chris Avalos (5-0, 4 KOS) will take on Brazil’s Jose Albuquerque (8-3-2) in a six round combat.
EMANUEL AUGUSTUS HAS BEEN NOMINATED AS THE MOST MEMORABLE FIGHTER BY ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS!!
Las Vegas, Nevada (August 30, 2008) “Slick” Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC proudly announce the nomination of current WBO oriental welterweight champion Emanuel Augustus as the most memorable fighter by ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Emanuel Augustus along with Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC would like to thank everyone at ESPN for nominating Emanuel Augustus for the prestigious award of the most memorable fighter on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Emanuel Augustus says “I want to thank ESPN for nominating me as the most memorable fighter and for all their support throughout my career. I also want to thank all my fans who have stuck by me thru the ups and downs in my boxing career.”
Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC says “Emanuel Augustus is the true definition of a television fighter. When the camera turns on Emanuel becomes one of the most exciting and entertaining fighters in the boxing industry today. Emanuel has fought on ESPN eleven times because the people at ESPN recognize the boxing talent of Emanuel Augustus. The ESPN staff knows that Emanuel will always deliver in the ring and give the fans their hard earned money’s worth.”
Emanuel Augustus says “I have just relocated to Las Vegas and begun training with the best trainer in boxing Roger Mayweather. Training with Roger Mayweather I am learning new things that will make me a more complete fighter and help me win a world title. I look forward to fighting on ESPN again next season.”
Nick Sampson and Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports & Entertainment LLC says “We want to thank all the fans of Emanuel Augustus for their support throughout the years and thank you in advance for your support to come. We want all the great boxing fans to cast your vote for Emanuel Augustus as the most memorable fighter on ESPN Friday Night Fights by clicking on the link below.
Tune in to the season finale of ESPN Friday Night Fights on ESPN 2 on September 5, 2008 live from Austin, Texas. Where you can find out the winner of the most memorable fighter on ESPN Friday Night Fights. In the main event of this live boxing telecast James Kirkland goes up against Ricardo Torres in a ten round junior middleweight fight.
STAR BOXING’S YOUNG STAR RAYMOND SERRANO BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT WELTERWEIGHT PHENOM’S FUTURE SHINES BRIGHT
BRONX, NY – Aug 29, 2008 Tonight at the New Alhambra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Raymond Serrano Jr.(6-0, 4KO’s), one of Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing’s brightest stars takes on veteran Jimmy LeBlanc (11-14-4, 3KO’s) in a six round welterweight contest. The bout will be Serrano’s first scheduled six rounder. The card’s headliner sees Mike Jones (14-0, 12KO’s) battle Juliano Ramos (15-1, 12KO’s) for the vacant NABA welterweight championship. The show will be broadcast live on Telefutura.
Serrano has showed tremendous poise and ability since he burst onto the scene back on October 19, 2007 when he made his pro- debut against Tierre King.
Serrano began boxing at only 8 years old. His storied amateur career included him boxing on the U.S. National team and competing in the Jr. Olympics. Serrano won the international Jr. Olympic championship in 2005. In 2006, he won the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves. As an amateur Serrano compiled over 100 victories.
Joe DeGuardia CEO of Star Boxing is excited to have the young Serrano back in action again this year. “We are happy to be having Raymond fighting again this year. This is going to be his seventh fight in less than a year and we are very pleased with his progression thus far,” said DeGuardia. “Raymond has shown ability and a skill level far beyond his age and each time out he impresses me more and more. He is such a well mannered, well- spoken gentlemen outside the ring you would never guess he was a professional boxer. But trust me, once Raymond gets inside that squared circle, he immediately transforms and you can see the fighter inside of him come out. We at Star feel that Raymond is going to one day sit alone at the top of the welterweight division and we are very excited to be working with him and are looking forward to what’s to come.” At just 19 years of age, it would seem that the sky truly is the limit for this welterweight phenom.