On November 11, Greg Cohen Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Zeferino Promotions, will proudly present the homecoming of undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout.
Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) will defend his belt against Australia’s WBA #14 contender Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs) at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The bout will also be Trout’s first premium cable television appearance, as it will be broadcast live on Showtime network’s SHOBOX: The New Generation.
Trout’s promoter, Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, says local boxing fans should be at Cohen Stadium on fight night, and boxing fans across the country should be watching on Showtime.
“We are thrilled to be working with GSP on this event and November 11 will be a great night. The people in the El Paso area can see their hometown boy made good and the world can finally get a look at the true superstar of the junior middleweight division. Austin has waited a long time to get his USA premium cable debut and he fully intends in making the most of this opportunity in front of the US boxing public and the executives at Showtime.”
26-year-old southpaw Trout won his title in Mexico last February by unanimous decision over Rigoberto Alvarez, brother of WBC Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and successfully defended it in June, again in Mexico, via 12-round decision over the formidable David “Destroyer” Lopez.
He was born in El Paso and resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico, about 40 miles away.
“We’re expecting a packed house that night,” continued Cohen. “Austin enjoys celebrity status in his hometown and the people of the community will rally behind him in big numbers. Everyone is very excited about Austin finally bringing his championship back to home soil.”
The night’s televised co-features will pit Colombian knockout artist Milton Nunez (23-3-1, 21 KOs) against power punching Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight battle that has wild shootout written all over it, as well as the return of Puerto Rican knockout puncher Jonathan “Mantequiilla” Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KOs) to face Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”s “King” Gabriel Rosado (18-5, 10 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight showdown.
The exciting undercard will be announced soon.
Tickets are priced at $55 for Ringside, $30 for Reserved and $10 General Admission and are available at www.diablos.com. All bouts are subject to change.
Carina Moreno Looking For An Opponent
WATSONVILLE, CA – OCTOBER 24, 2011 – Former world champion, Carina “La Reina” Moreno (21-3, 6 KO’s) is looking for an opponent to challenge her in a six round bout at 108 -112 lbs which would take place this Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Sherwood Inn Hotel in Salinas, California on the undercard of Eloy Perez vs. Ira Terry. Anyone interested please call Carina’s manager Rick Noble.
Q & A Session with Artemio “King” Reyes
Orange, CA (October 24) – In just four days WBC Latino Welterweight Champion Artemio “King” Reyes (13-1, 11 KOs) will step into the squared ring and go toe-to-toe for 8 rounds is a super welterweight bout against 2008 Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina (9-0, 4 KOs) as the co-feature to Brandon Gonzales vs. Ossie Duran on SHOWTIME’s “ShoBox: The New Generation”. Today Reyes took time away from his hectic schedule to answer a Q & A in order to give fight fans an insight into the life of a rising star.
Tickets for the October 28 fight nights are on sale now and are priced at $75 and
$50 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster retail outlets, Ticketmaster Call Center 800-745-3000 or Bally’s Atlantic City (day of the event).
Q: How old were you when you began to box?
A: I was 18 years old when I began boxing and 19 when I began my
Q: Why did you begin boxing?
A: I began boxing so that I can learn how to improve my fighting ability. I
knew how to street fight but i wanted to improve in case I was jumped it
was important to know how to defend myself and in the area that I grew
up in (Rialto, California) crucial to know how to defend yourself.
Q: When did you first know that you had a special skill and that boxing was something that you wanted to as a profession?
A: The first time that I felt that I wanted to pursue boxing as a career was
after my first amateur win. I remember knocking my opponent out and
having a feeling over take my body. It was a feeling of excitement over
the win but also a feeling of excitement of knowing instinctually that I was
doing exactly what I was meant to do.
Q: How many amateur fights did you have?
A: 35 amateur fights.
Q: How old are you?
A: I am 25 years old.
Q: Tell us about your home life.
A: I have one son and he’s 5 years old. His name is Ezekiel Reyes.
I have two older sisters; Helen 27 and Molina 29
My father is named Artemio and my mother’s name is Fatima.
My home life is different from what one would expect. I am extremely
busy. Earlier this year I graduated from Riverside Community College
and now I am currently attending California State University San
Bernardino and managing the family restaurant business. The
restaurant is called El Taquito and it is located in the city of Colton.
My specialty to cook is the Chile Verde.
My father used to run the family business until he was unfortunately a
victim of a car accident that left him comatosed. He has been
comatosed for 3 years now. My family and I take care of him. He has a
nurse that visits once a month but for the most part we look after him.
Q: What was it like when you won the Welterweight title?
A: It was extremely emotional for me because this is something that my dad
and I always talked about. When I finally got home, I walked right into his
room with the belt in hand and told him that I was bringing it home for him
and that I would continue to do so until he wakes up. My last promise
that I told him was that I will bring him home the gloves that I fight with
this coming October 28 against Javier Molina.
Q: Is there something that you do (a ritual) to honor your father before your fight?
A: Yes, every time I fight, I have “4 POPS” sewn around my waistband.
I wear that to not only honor my father but also take the courage that he
has demonstrated with me in the ring.
Q: Earlier you mentioned that you are attending California State University San Bernardino. What is your major?
A: I am working toward a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with
a focus on Accounting. I am enrolled in two classes; Business Finance
course and Principal of Supply Chain Management. My end goal is to be
a certified accountant.
Q: How does that work with your boxing schedule?
A: I have midterms scheduled this week but since I will be out of town I was
able to work it out with my professors and reschedule the midterms for
next week. I am so thankful that I have understanding professors.
My daily schedule can be grueling because after I am done
with my boxing training and managerial duties at El Taquito I have to
come home to study for exams and to do my homework.
Q: How are you able to keep up with everything?
A: It’s what it takes for me to be successful. – – no rest – –
I focus on the task at hand. That is how I approach my life. If I am
working out that is my sole focus. If I am studying then that is what I am
doing. It’s about being in the moment.
PAUL DELGADO & TYRESE HENDRIX TO FIGHT FOR WBF NORTH AMERICAN TITLES
ATLANTA, GA. ATLANTA – Sports Fan Properties, Shea Bailey Promotions & Delgado Boxing Promotions present the Georgia Boxing Championship year end finale, The Big Rock Out on Friday, December 2, 2011. The Big Rock Out will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center’s 33,000 square foot Thomas Murphy Ballroom the night before the SEC Football Championship.
The road to The Big Rock Out was paved by four sold-out Georgia Boxing Championship events earlier in 2011. All winning boxers from these show were given priority to fight on the biggest night in professional boxing history in Georgia. To date the larges professional show was a twelve bout card promoted by Don King on September 19, 1998, featuring a main event between Evander Holyfield and Vaughn Bean at the Georgia Dome.
“This year’s Big Rock Out will not only have a championship atmosphere with two World Boxing Federation titles up for grabs, but we are well on our way to having the biggest pro boxing card in Georgia history.”, said co-promoter Greg Barckhoff. “We could not think of a more appropriate backdrop for our yearend finale event than having it once again on the GWCC’s campus the night before the SEC Football Championship.”
Co-Promoter Shea Bailey said, “Two of Atlanta’s biggest talents and ticket sellers (Tyrese Hendrix and Paul Delgado) will be competing to close out the year with big wins and titles that would put them in a great position for a world title shot. We are also excited to work with Paul as a co-promoter on this show. His Delgado Boxing gym and employees have been very instrumental in helping promote our shows throughout the year.”
Paul Delgado, from Delgado Boxing said, “Things are shaping up nicely for the biggest pro boxing show of the year and maybe of all time in Georgia. With just over five weeks from the big show, It’s time for me to take my co-promoter hat off and start focusing on inside the ring more for what will be my 3rd title fight in the past year. I look forward to making my fans very happy with this one and then taking advantage of everything that come with a WBF title.”
Alan Santana, the North American Regional Coordinator for the World Boxing Federations said, ”The WBF is looking forward to coming back to Atlanta and see that the boxing scene is making a real comeback. Both matchups look like very tough bouts and the perfect cap to a potentially record braking night for The Big Rock Out.”
Paul Delgado (25-11-2) vs Ruben Galvin (27-19-4) WBF North American Welterweight Title
Tyrese Hendrix (20-3-1) vs Chris Gray (13-16-1) WBF North American Light Welterweight Title
Georgia World Congress Center – Thomas Murphy Ballroom (www.gwcc.com)
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591
$1,000–VIP Ringside Table, $150–Front Row, $75–Ringside, $40–Corner, $25–GA
www.TheBigRockOut.com or www.GeorgiaBoxingChampionship.com