LOS ANGELES, August 1 – The two month wait is almost over as the true fight fan’s boxing series “Fight Night Club,” is back on Thursday, August 25, with an explosive card that will make L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia the only place to be for the best in local fistic action.
Headlining the card will be what promises to be an explosive a six-round bout between promising lightweights Hector Serrano of Huntington Park, Calif. and Juan Garcia of Los Angeles, Calif. Considering how stacked 135-pound weight class is, this bout is a must win for both fighters, but only one will emerge victorious.
In the co-main event, also scheduled for six rounds in the lightweight division, proud top East Los Angeles prospect Ramon Valadez returns to his home away from home to face an opponent to be named in his eighth Club Nokia appearance.
“Fight Night Club” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and sponsored by Dewalt Tools, Budweiser, MetroPCS and Super A Foods. The fights will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at www.RingTV.com at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by HOT 92.3’s Jimmy Reyes.
Tickets, priced at $150 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia’s stage near VIP’s attending the fight and grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Balcony Seats in the first two rows which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $25 (General Admission Upper Balcony Seats) and $15 (General Admission Floor Standing Room) and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at www.ticketmaster.com or through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).
Hector “Teco” Serrano (13-2, 5 KO’s) started fast in his professional career, becoming a local favorite as he piled up victory after victory from 2006 to 2010. After a big technical knockout win over Angel Hernandez in June of 2010, the 26-year-old hit a rough patch with back-to-back defeats against Jose Reynoso and Aris Ambriz, but with his active schedule keeping him sharp, Serrano expects to put the past in the rearview mirror and emerge victorious on August 25.
25-year old Juan Garcia (14-3, 5 KO’s) tore out of the proverbial starting gate in 2004, beating opponent after opponent with relative ease. By early 2008, he was unbeaten in 14 fights, with wins over quality foes Julio Chavez, Jorge Pimentel and Gamalier Rodriguez, but a three-fight losing streak in 2008-09 slowed his progress and prompted him to go to the sidelines and regroup. Now, two years after his split decision loss to David Rodela in 2009, Garcia returns to Club Nokia with a renewed determination to reach the top.
Scrappy competitor Ramon Valadez (9-1, 5 KO’s) has bounced back from a loss in his second professional bout to reel off eight consecutive wins and earn recognition as one of Southern California’s top young prospects. Just 21 years old, Valadez has matured before the eyes of the Club Nokia faithful and with five wins already in 2011, he’s on pace to evolve his game even more before the end of the year.
In undercard action, Flint, Michigan’s Dion Savage (10-1, 6 KO’s) will step back into the ring for the first time since February, and the talented super middleweight is intent on making a statement in his six round bout against an opponent to be named.
In other action, Culiacan’s Roberto Rios (2-0, 2 KO’s) will see action in a four round junior lightweight bout and a pair of four round fights will pit Santa Ana junior lightweight Jose Sanchez (4-2, 1 KO) and Oxnard welterweight Ernesto Ocon (3-0, 2 KO’s) against opponents to be determined.
Now in its third season, “Fight Night Club” is Golden Boy Promotions’ and AEG’s critically acclaimed live monthly boxing series, that presents boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music, great food and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia’s stage with standing room for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony. After the boxing action ends, fans are invited to stay to hear great music played by LA’s hottest DJ’s, dance and mingle with the fighters as the venue converts back into a night club. Athletes and celebrities have flocked to Club Nokia to take in the “Fight Night Club” action including, future Hall of Famer and GBP President Oscar de la Hoya, future Hall of Famer and GBP Partner Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, current and former World Champions Amir “King” Khan, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, Daniel Ponce De Leon and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, plus sports and entertainment stars Will i Am, Ron Artest, Taboo, Mario Lopez, Audrina Patridge, Baby Bash, Aubrey O’Day, Tattoo and many more.
VICTOR VASQUEZ AND TONY FERRANTE SIGN PROMOTIONAL DEALS WITH JOEY EYE BOXING PROMOTIONS
CHESTER, PA (August 1, 2011)—Joey Eye Boxing Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Lightweight Victor Vasquez and Light Heavyweight Tony Ferrante to exclusive promotional contracts.
The duo will be competing at ROUND 4 which will take place on Friday night August 12th at Harrah’s in Chester, PA with Vasquez participating in the eight round main event and Ferrante seeing action in the six round co-feature.
“I am very happy to have Victor and Tony be the first two signees to the company”, said promoter Joey “Eye” Intrieri
“When my partner David Feldman and I started the series at Harrahs we envisioned fan friendly fights that involved the most popular local fighters. Victor and Tony have the two biggest fan bases in the city. Combine that with the way they fight, fans go home knowing that got their monies worth every time they fight so for us it was a natural for all of us to come together on this agreement”
“David and myself look forward to talking to more of the great talent in the area to continue to build the brand that we have started at Harrah’s over the first three shows and August 12 will just be the next memorable night “
Vasquez of Philadelphia has built up one of the biggest fan bases in Philadelphia due to his exciting style which always has him in the fight of the night whenever he steps into the ring.
Vasquez twenty-eight years old has a record of 13-5-1 with seven knockouts and has been in some memorable fights in his young career.
In his last bout, Vasquez was impressive in disposing of Gustavo Dailey (4-11) in round four to headline ROUND 3 at Harrahs in Chester on June 3rd.
Vasquez waged a terrific back and forth war with Osnel Charles before dropping a six round majority decision as part as ROUND 1 at Harrah’s in Chester.
He holds victories over undefeated Thomas McCuiston (1-0); Tyric Robinson (9-4-1) as well as an exciting six round split decision over Bryne Green (5-3) on October 8th in Philadelphia.
Vazquez will take on Angel Rios in the eight round main event.
Rios of the Bronx, New York has an impressive mark of 9-5 with six knockouts is coming off a six round unanimous decision defeat to Stephen Owusu on July 7th in The Bronx. That was his first fight after an eight year layoff.
He turned pro 1999 and has been in the ring with former world champions Nate Campbell and Mike Anchondo.
“I am very happy that someone will look out for me and keep me busy”, said Vasquez.
“I trust Joey Eye and its Good to be with someone who I grew up in the business with”
Ferrante, 27 years old, has a record of 11-2 with six knockouts, won his first nine bouts which included wins over Anthony Pietrantonio (6-1) and he won the WBF United States title with a eight round majority decision over Billy Bailey.
Ferrante lost that title when he dropped a ten round unanimous decision to Chuck Mussachio (15-1-2).
Ferrante will be looking to make it three in a row after disposing of Joe Park as part of ROUND 3 at Harrah’s in Chester in the fourth round on June 3rd.
In his last bout, Ferrante stopped grizzled veteran Andre Hemphill in seven rounds on July 15th.
Ferrante will take on William Prieto of Lorain, Ohio in a six round bout.
Prieto has a record of 5-5-1 with two knockouts which is impressive considering the top opposition he has fought.
He has been in the ring with six undefeated fights plus other fighters with gaudy records.
He holds wins over then undefeated Jesse Blount (2-0); Nate Adams (2-0) and Eric Jarvis (2-0).
He has also been in the ring with world ranked Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (5-0); Durrell Richardson (8-0); Issac Rodrigues (9-0).
He is looking to get back in the win column after dropping his last two to Aaron Pryor Jr. (11-1) and his last bout to Harry Coyle (13-2) on April 9th.
“Joey is a good guy and I know by signing with him, he will keep me busy. I have known him a long time so we know we have each other’s back”, Said Ferrante
In a six round Lightweight bout, Angel Ocasio will see action against an opponent to be named.
Ocasio has a perfect mark of 5-0 with one knockout and is coming off a four round unanimous decision over Randolph Scott on June 3rd as part of ROUND 3 at Harrahs in Chester.
Former world amateur champion, Joey Dawejko will be back in action as he takes on an opponent to be announced in a four round Heavyweight bout.
Dawejko of Philadelphia has a record of 4-0 with one knockout.
The twenty-one year old is coming off a four round unanimous decision over Taffo Asongwed as part of ROUND 1 at Harrahs in Chester that took place on January 22nd.
Popular Lightweight Joey Tiberi will be back in action in a four round bout.
Tiberi has competed on the previous three boxing events as Harrahs in Chester has a record of 5-1 with four knockouts.
He is coming off a first round knockout over Nicholas Morris on June 25th in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The card will be rounded out by returning Light Heavyweight Dominic Tiberi (0-1) of Middletown, Delaware.
Tiberi will participate in a Light Heavyweight bout, which will be his first appearance since 2007.
Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $60 (Ringside) and $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Chester Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David Feldman (610-291-0806); 800-480-8020 or on www.webtix.net
BIRTLEY JUNIOR, McCORMACK IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Birtley flyweight Pat McCormack was crowned world junior champion in Astana, Kazahkstan on Saturday while Sunderland light-welterweight Isaac McLeod came away with a silver medal.
McCormack beat India’s Naveen Kumar 8-4 to win the title. Victory capped a remarkable two months for McCormack, who also recently claimed European gold in Hungary.
McLeod came up short against Uzbekistan’s Tamerlan Magomedov as he dropped a 17-4 verdict and had to settle for a creditable runners-up spot in a tough competition.
Mark Abberley, Chief Executive of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) said: “This is a fantastic performance by both boxers.
“To have two finalists in the World Junior Championships is a major achievement and augurs very well for the future. It is a sign of the depth of talent we possess in this country and means that even at this very early stage we can look forward to the Olympic Games in 2016 with confidence.”
World Champ Nathan Cleverly Takes On New Sporting Challenge
World Champ Nathan Cleverly is the latest star to sign up for the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym Boxers and Celebrities Charity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, which takes place at the Concord Rangers FC in Canvey Island, Essex on Sunday 14th August 2011.
Nathan, who became the Light Heavyweight World Champion in May this year after a fourth round stoppage of Poland’s Aleksy Kuziemski, spoke briefly about his taking part in the tournament, “I said yes straight away when my father said that Johnny (Eames) had contacted him. It’s a really good charity event and I always try to get involved in charity events so I can give something to the community.
When he said it was a football tournament I was really happy, I enjoy the game, I love football, it’s my second sport behind boxing.
It’s for a really good cause and a great charity so I’m really looking forward to the event.”
On August 14th Nathan will be joining Johnny, and boxing stars Matthew Macklin, Kevin Mitchell, Ricky Burns, Barry McGuigan, Paul and Stephen Smith, Willie Limond, Tony Oakey, Ross Minter, Martin Power etc.; will be joined by celebrities such as Alex Reid (MMA), Johnny Borrell (Razorlight), Mark Wingett (Jim Carver – The Bill), Stephen Bell (Coronation Street), various of the Eastenders and Shameless cast etc. at the Concord Rangers FC ground on Canvey Island.
The TRAD TKO Boxing Gym promoted Boxers and Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, kicks off at 12:00pm at the Concord Rangers FC, Thames Road, Canvey Island, Essex on Sunday 14th August 2011.
Tickets for this special event, priced: Standard: £10.00 and V.I.P. £20.00, are available on-line from www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA
Children’s tickets, priced £5.00, will be available on the day.
For further information either call the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym on 020 7474 3199 or see www.indeerosetrust.org or facebook.com/theindeerosetrust