News: Oscar de la Hoya; John Molina Jr; Daniel Lozano; More

LOS ANGELES, June 29 – It’s been another big year for students at the Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in Los Angeles and on Wednesday, June 30, the school’s fourth graduating class will be honored at East Los Angeles Community College. Approximately 97% of the senior class will be graduating from the school, which earned a silver medal from U.S. News and World Reports this year (after receiving a gold medal last year) and a second consecutive honor as one of Newsweek’s Best High Schools, with 61% of those graduates have been accepted by four year universities. The remaining three percent of the senior class are expected to finish their studies by the end of the summer, with support plans offering tutoring, summer classes and college/career guidance created for these students..

Steve Barr, the founder of Green Dot Public Schools and Los Angeles District 14 council member Jose Huizar are welcomed as the keynote speakers of the graduation ceremony, which will be emceed by Principal Dr. Harris Luu.

The ceremony begins at 3pm at East Los Angeles Community College, located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez. Parking is available on Floral Drive.

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SHERMAN OAKS, CA (June 29, 2010) – The toll road of redemption can be long and dangerous, but nevertheless a necessary one. On Friday, July 9, John Molina, Jr. (20-1,16 KOs) will look to make his opponent pay the price as he forges forward to take the WBO/NABO Lightweight Championship from undefeated “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (18-0-1, 10 KOs) as the 12-round main event on the “Let Freedom Ring” card presented live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.

NABO #9-rated Molina who is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, rebounded from his sole loss last year against former WBO/NABO lightweight champion Martin Honorio, with two solid wins just one month apart from each other earlier this year. Stated Molina, “I am excited to get back on television and I will make sure I stay there. You learn a lot more in defeat then in victory regardless of the circumstances and it is the worse feeling in the world. I will do everything needed to do in the ring so I never feel like that again.”

“Lundy talks a lot and as far as I’m concerned he can keep it up. As a matter of fact, I like it. It’s been very amusing. I’m going to do my talking in the ring and he’ll know what I mean when I walk away with the belt. I have respect for him and what he has accomplished but come fight time nothing will stop me. I am going to do what I have to do to be victorious.”

The event is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. with the Lundy-Molina bout promoted in association with Goossen Tutor. Check your local ESPN2 listings for time.

Daniel Lozano Looking To Send Martell Home Disappointed!   
  On July 23, at Center Stage Arena in Atlanta, Ga., the 2008 U.S. Nationals Silver Medalist in the 112 lbs. division, Daniel Lozano (3-0, 2KOs ) will step into the ring for the fourth time as a professional prizefighter.  Lozano looked very impressive defeating Thomas Heaton in just over a minute on May 1, 2010. Lozano will be facing off against Dominican slugger Erickson Martell 3-1-1(2ko) at 112lbs. This will be the second fight for Daniel Lozano since signing an exclusive promotional agreement with Shea Bailey Promotions Inc. and Pugilist Promotions Inc in February of this year.  The flyweight prospect from Bowling Green, Florida looks to keep his winning streak alive with a big win over Martell in Atlanta.  Lozano is coming off of three impressive wins over very tough opposition and will be seeking number four. “This will be a great step up in opposition for Daniel who is transitioning nicely so far. I think this fight will be a bomb fest since neither of these two young men will be willing to back up.” Stated Shea Bailey of Shea Bailey Promotions Inc.
Tickets for the event, which can be purchased , are starting at $29. Doors open at 7p.m. and the fights start at 8p.m. For more information go to or find Shea Bailey Promotions on Facebook and become a fan.

“Irish” Joey McCreedy throws out first pitch

“Irish” Joey McCreedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch last Friday night at a minor league baseball game between the Lowell Spinners, the rookie Class A affliate of the Boston Red Sox, and Connecticut Tigers at LeLacheur Park in Lowell (MA). New England and EBA super middleweight champion McCreedy (11-4-2, 6 KOs), who lives in Lowell, takes on former U. of Rhode Island football player Vladine Biosse (6-0, 4 KOs) in the 8-round co-feature on ESPN Friday Night Fights, live from Twin River Event Center (Lincoln, RI).

The NABO lightweight title fight (10 rounds) between defending champion “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (18-0-1, 10 KOs), rated No. 7 by the WBO, and challenger John John Molina (20-1, 16 KOs), headlines “Let Freedon Ring,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. Tickets for “Let Freedom Ring,” priced at $35.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00, are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going online at or, at Twin River’s Players Club booth at Twin River, or any TicketMaster location.

Contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/ or the Twin River Event Center (877.82.RIVER/ for more information. Doors open at 5:30 PM/ET, first bout at 6:30 PM/ET.

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