ORANGE, November 30 – Unbeaten in 13 pro fights, junior welterweight prospect Mauricio Herrera has paid his dues and earned accolades from boxing insiders as having the potential to one day rule the division. On Friday, December 4th, Herrera will take the next step towards that goal when he faces his most formidable foe to date – former world champion Mike Anchondo – in the eight round co-main event of ShoBox: The New Generation at the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, California live on Showtime at 11pm ET / PT (delayed for the West Coast)..
In the main event, junior middleweight knockout artist Tyrone Brunson (20-0-1, 19 KOs) takes on Carson Jones (23-7-1, 14 KOs) in a ten round bout presented by Gary Shaw Productions. The Herrera vs Anchondo bout is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions.
A late bloomer, Riverside, California’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (13-0, 6 KOs) may have gotten a late start in the pro game in 2007 at the age of 27, but he has made up for lost time quickly with six fights in 2008 and five bouts thus far in 2009. Included on Herrera’s resume are wins over Pavel Miranda, Jason Davis, and Cleotis Pendarvis, but December 4th will be his stiffest test when he squares off against fellow Californian, Mike Anchondo.
A charismatic and exciting performer in the ring, La Puente’s “Mighty” Mike Anchondo (29-2, 19 KOs) has seen the top of the boxing world, having won the WBO junior lightweight championship with his victory over Julio Pablo Chacon in 2007. After two disappointing losses, Anchondo walked away from the game in 2007, but in 2009, the 27-year old returned and has won two straight bouts, setting the stage for his intriguing showdown against Herrera.
PHILADELPHIA PRO BOXER, SIMON “ONE PUNCH” CARR’S 12 ROUNDS OF CHRISTMAS TO KNOCKOUT LESS FORTUNE
PHILADELPHIA (December 1, 2009)—In the season of giving, Philadelphia professional boxer, Simon “One Punch” Carr is looking to give back in a big way and help the less fortunate by dedicating time and services to those in need.
Carr, who has been very cognoscente in giving back to the community since his release from prison in 2006.
For the twelve days that precede Christmas, Carr will dedicate a minimum of eight hours per day doing a wide variety of activities such as participating in Toy, Clothes and Food drives, speak at schools, feed the needy, deliver coats and food, dress as Simon Claus and deliver toys to the youth as well as donate boxing equipment and teach youngsters how to box.
On the last day preceding Christmas Simon will host a fashion show that will feature his clothing line “Punchline” and entertainment. The show will be free for identified persons that are less fortunate and any of the proceeds will be donated to State Senator Kenyatta Johnson’s “Peace not Guns” program.
Details on the celebrity event, which will include memorabilia which will be raffled off, will be announced shortly.
The majority of the funds used to operate the 12 rounds of Christmas will be from Simon’s own Pocket. Anyone wishing to donate time, money or items can contact Sporty Smith of Penntucky Sports. The full schedule of events will be released with the times on December 10, 2009.
“I am honored to represent an individual like Simon Carr. It takes a whole lot for someone that doesn’t have much himself to really go out and try to make others whom are less fortunate than him be in a more fortunate position”, said Sporty Smith of Penntucky Sports
Carr knows how important it is to give back to the community.
Carr has been “making good” in the community since his 2006 release from prison, where he served eight years for third degree murder.
Carr was trying to protect his family as he witnessed three people enter his yard and fatally wounded a thirteen year-old. He was charged with manslaughter and exonerated. Carr was found innocent but was re-tried a year later and convicted of third-degree homicide.
While in Prison, Carr spent many hours thinking about how to give back and he has done just so and this is just another of the long line of activities that Carr has shown how important to give back especially in this season of giving.
In 2007-2008, Carr participated in the Exhoodus Tour with Bill Cosby.
This was a tour of ex-offender and spoke to the community about stopping the violence.
Simon Carr’s twelve days of Christmas is being sponsored by Punchline Clothing and Penntucky Sports
STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOW: STEVE UPSHER CHAMBERS TO HEADLINE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON
PHILADELPHIA (NOVEMBER 30, 2009)—This Friday night, Steve Upsher Chambers will take on Doel Carrasquillo in the eight round main event at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
Chambers and Carraquillo will headline on the Annual Children’s Holiday night. Fans are encouraged to bring gifts to give to the less fortunate
Chambers has been coming along very nicely as he unbeaten in his last seventeen (16-0, 1 NC) bouts. Chambers is starting to make his own name as he fought side by side with his brother, and number-one ranked heavyweight in the world, “Fast” Eddie Chambers.
Chambers, 20-1-1 with six knockouts knew this time would be coming where he would be on top of the bill.
“I’m excited for this moment”, said Chambers
“I never intended to be in Eddie’s shadow the whole time. I compare this situation to Roy Jones and Derrick Gainer where Derrick would be on Roy’s cards and eventually branched out and won a world title for himself”
When asked if there is any pressure, being that Eddie has accomplished so much, Steve is eager to equal or better those accolades.
“I like the pressure. It means that I am approaching on being somebody. If there is no pressure it means that nobody cares.”
“I am so blessed to be alongside Eddie. If not for him, I know it would have been harder to get noticed. For the longest time he was driving the bust and I was right behind him in the front seat. Now I feel we are both steering the bus.”
“I know I can go out and beat these guys. People saw me and were surprised in my last fight about the power that I now have. I had some time off and with my new strength and condition coach Hasaan Watler, people are going to see that dimension to my game more and more.”
When asked about his opponent, Doel Carrasquillo (12-12-1, 10 KO’s), Chambers was very confident in facing this very experienced opponent.
“I think he tries to be a tough guy and walk you down. I defiantly can see that he can punch a little bit but I will be more than ready for anything he tries to give on Friday night.”
In the co-feature, Philadelphia Middleweight, Gee Cullmer (16-1, 3 KO’s) takes on Loren Myers (7-7, 2 KO’s) of Fresno, CA in a scheduled eight round bout.
Former NHL Tough guy, Nathan Perrott (1-0, 1 KO) returns to The Legendary Blue Horizon and he takes on pro debuter John Bolden of New York City in a four round Heavyweight bout
Ina four round female Welterweight bout, Jackie Davis (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia battles Mia Etelapelo (1-0) of California.
Darrell Jones (2-0, 1 KO) makes his third appearance at The Legendary Blue Horizon as the Philadelphian takes on Antonio Fernandez (0-3) of Brockton, MA in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout.
In a four round Cruiserweight tussle, Charles Heyward (1-2) of Philadelphia takes on Patrick Budd (2-0, 1 KO) of Dumfries, VA
Ina four round Heavyweight battle, Tim Johnson (3-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Jonathan Felton (6-19, 5 KO’s) of Stafford, VA
Fresh off of a stunning knockout, Ardrick Butler (4-1-1, 1 KO) will see action in a four round Welterweight bout.
The bouts can also be viewed LIVE!! On www.gofightlive.tv beginning at 7:30 pm for $5.99 by clicking:
Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500. Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM