Elvin Ayala, Andres Taylor and Mickey Bey Jr Back In Action Tonight

BOSTON , MA . (June 26, 2009) Former world title challenger Elvin Ayala returns to action this Saturday night, June 27th, to face Eddie Caminero at The Roxy in Boston , Massachusetts . The 28 year old Ayala, 19-3-1 (8KO’s), is anxious to return to the squared circle and is looking towards another world title shot later this year. The heavy handed Caminero brings a record of 5-1-0, all five of his wins coming by knockout. In March of 2008, Ayala traveled to the homeland of Germany ’s Arthur Abraham to challenge for the IBF Middleweight Title.. Battling the heavy handed Abraham on mostly even terms for the first eleven rounds, Ayala was stunned and stopped by an uppercut with the bout being stopped less than thirty seconds from its finish.

Ayala got back in the win column this past January 23rd with a terrific eight round decision win over crafty veteran Anthony Bartinelli in Las Vegas .

“Elvin very much wants another world title shot. He knows he can do better against Abraham and prior to that fight most everyone had him beating Sergio Mora even though it was called a draw in California ” said Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions.

Ayala wound up with a ten round draw against former world champion and winner of The Contender, Season One, Mora in October of 2007. Although seemingly out boxing Mora for the majority of the ten round fight on his way to a clear cut victory, the fight was declared a draw.

Continued Koerner, “Elvin knows that he has to take care of business against Caminero on Saturday night. After that I’ll sit down and discuss with him our plan towards getting another world title shot. As he’s proven, he’ll go anywhere and fight anyone.”

“There was some talk of him fighting hot prospect Danny Jacobs later this year, Elvin just said to make the fight and get him on a plane to the location. He’s hungry and he wants a chance to show the world that he truly has what it takes to be a world champion.”

The Ayala/Caminero bout is featured at “The Showdown at Early Sunset,” a professional boxing event presented by Cappiello Promotions at The Roxy in Boston , Massachusetts . The nine-bout event will begin at 5 PM, with doors to the event opening at 3:30 PM.


JOHNSTOWN, PA (June 25, 2009) The media turnout was huge on Wednesday afternoon as television stations and sportswriters came from all over Central and Western Pennsylvania to attend the press conference officially announcing the signing of undefeated cruiserweight Andres “TaylorMade” Taylor to an exclusive promotional contract with Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions.

Taylor’s first bout under the TKO BOXING Promotions’ banner is this Saturday night as he faces Leo Bercier at the STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE at the Campbell Memorial Fieldhouse in Struthers, Ohio, just outside of Youngstown.

Said Taylor , “I’m very excited to be working with Chet and the TKO BOXING team. I’ve fought on TKO shows a few times already and Chet and I share the same vision for my career and working towards a world championship.”

Since turning professional just over a year ago, Taylor has impressively compiled an undefeated record of 8-0-1 with four knockouts, most recently stopping Philadelphia’s Simon Carr in destructive fashion on May 2nd in front of his legion of hometown fans at the War Memorial Arena in Johnstown , Pennsylvania .

Said Koerner, “Andres truly exemplifies our TKO BOXING motto of “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS”. I’ve gotten a chance to know him over the last year and it’s evident why he’s so popular in Pennsylvania . The fans love his action packed style of fighting, but he’s also a very humble, dedicated family man who is very focused and disciplined in his quest to become a world champion.”

Since forming in early 2008, Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions has built a terrific young stable of world class prospects and contenders which includes Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Anthony Thompson, Bastie Samir, Mickey Bey Jr., Rafael Valenzuela, Francisco Contreras and Eastern European standouts Dmitry and Fedro Chudinov

“We’re proud to add Andres to our growing international stable of fighters who we believe can become world champions. We’re looking forward to letting the rest of the boxing fans across the country know about “TaylorMade.”


YOUNGSTOWN, OH ( June 26, 2009) World class professional boxing hits Youngstown, Ohio this Saturday night, June 27th, as TKO BOXING Promotions presents the STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE, at the Campbell Memorial Field House.

Advance tickets for the “STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE”, priced at $60.00, $30.00 and $20.00, can be purchased by calling 330-219-2290 or 330-692-0692. The Memorial Field House is located at 280 6th Street in Campbell , Ohio , just outside of Youngstown . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6pm with the first bell at 7pm.

Featured at the STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE are two outstanding lightweight prospects in separate bouts; Cleveland ’s Mickey Bey Jr. and Dannie Williams of St. Louis , MO in addition to recent TKO BOXING signee, undefeated cruiserweight sensation Andres “TaylorMade” Taylor along with popular Youngstown welterweight prospect Jake Giuriceo and junior welterweight Cortez Bey, Mickey’s younger brother.

Said Chet Koerner, “We’re very proud to bring our first “HOMETOWN HERORS TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” event to Youngstown . The terrific fight fans in Youngstown are in for a great night of boxing and an opportunity to see some of boxing’s hottest prospects in Mickey and Cortez Bey, Andres Taylor, Dannie Williams and Youngstown’s own Jake Giuriceo.”

The 25 year old Mickey Bey Jr., 12-0-0 (7KO’s), will face off against Puerto Rican southpaw Roberto Acevedo. The two previously met on February 1, 2008 in a terrific bout broadcast on SHOBOX, which Bey Jr., in his finest professional performance, won by unanimous decision over the 23 year old New Jersey native.

After losing to Bey Jr., Acevedo, 9-5-3 (1KO), won his next four bouts in 2008 including a TELEMUNDO televised win over highly regarded Lenin Arroyo on October 17, 2008.

This will be Bey Jr’s first bout of 2009 as he looks to climb into the lightweight world ranking, his most recent start ending with a first round knockout win over Miguel Angel Munguia on October 24, 2008 in Cabazon , California . Prior to that, Bey Jr. won a ten round decision over Wilson Alcorro on May 17th in Primm , Nevada . Bey Jr. is guided by award winning manager Cameron Dunkin.

Known for his fast, powerful hands and crowd pleasing style, 24 year old Dannie Williams has quickly impressed boxing fans since returning to action in 2008 after a two year layoff. Sporting a record of 10-0-0 with eight knockouts, Williams will square off against Toledo ’s Eric Ricker in a scheduled six round bout.

The 20 year old Ricker, 2-2-0, is coming off a terrific decision win over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Gonzalez on May 23rd in Cincinnati . Prior to that, Ricker faced highly regarded world class prospect Adrien Broner on March 14th, losing a very close hard fought six round bout in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati .

In a special feature attraction at the STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE, Andres “ TAYLOR MADE” Taylor returns to Youngstown in a cruiserweight battle against Great Falls , Montana native Leo Bercier..

Taylor, 8-0-1 (4KO’s), thrilled the a huge crowd of Youngstown boxing fans with a terrific third round knockout of Jim Emrick on February 21st on the undercard of the Kelly Pavlik/Marco Antonio Rubio Middleweight World Title bout at the Chevrolet Centre.

Bercier brings a record of 7-9-1 (4KO’s) into the battle with Taylor . On January 30, 2009, he won a unanimous decision over former world champion Kelvin Davis in Sacramento , California , following it up with a decision win over Ron Simmons in Worley , Idaho on February 26th.

Also at the STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE, popular Youngstown native Jake Giuriceo will face Indianapolis veteran Lucas Rodas in a four round welterweight bout.

The 24 year old Giuriceo made his professional debut with a vicious second round knockout of Michael Suarez on February 21st also on the Pavlik/Rubio undercard. He followed that up on May 2nd, with a four round decision win over Aaron Anderson in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to move his record to 2-0-0 (1KO).

The 33 year old Rodas brings a record of 3-5-1 (1KO) into the battle with Giuriceo.

In a four round junior welterweight bout, Cortez Bey, brother of Mickey Jr., will square off against fellow Cleveland native Henry White Jr.

In his most recent outing, the 24 year old Cortez, 8-0-0 (5KO’s), knocked out Marlo Lopez on October 24, 2008, in Cabazon , California . Also guided by Cameron Dunkin, he is looking to stay much more active in 2009 as he continues on his undefeated path towards a world ranking.

The 30 year old White Jr., 3-3-1 (2KO’s) is coming off a very hard fought six round decision loss to Chris Algieri on June 5th in Westbury , New York . Prior to that,
White Jr. won a six round decision over highly regarded prospect Tommy Rainone on September 26, 2008 in Melville , New York .

Rounding out the STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE card, newcomer Dante Moore, 3-0-0 (2KO’s), of Cleveland will face Philadelphia native Vince Burkhalter, 0-1-0, in a four round junior middleweight bout.

Additional amateur bouts will also be showcased at the STEEL VALLEY RUMBLE featuring Ohio and Pennsylvania ’s finest young prospects, including Tyler “Lil TaylorMade” Taylor the fourteen year old son of Andres Taylor who sports a record of 2-0.

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