Periban-Diaz on Linares vs. Thompson on Saturday; Sadam Ali Promotes First Event On June 2

LOS ANGELES, March 28 – A hot card at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico just got hotter, as a 10 round super middleweight battle between Mexico City’s unbeaten Marco Antonio Periban and Guadalajara’s Gerardo Diaz has been added as the co-featured fight on Saturday, March 31 before the main event between former Two-Division World Champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares and Chetumal’s Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson in a 12-round WBC Lightweight Title eliminator fight.

Linares vs. Thompson, a 12 round lightweight clash, which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Pepe Gomez Promotor Deportivo and sponsored by Corona, Arena Oasis Cancun, Periodico QueQui, Cancun Tourism and Quintana Roo Tourism will take place at the Arena Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. The Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5 and begins at 10:30 p.m. CST in Mexico and the Fox Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT in the United States. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CST and the first fight begins at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Tickets, priced at 100 pesos, 500 pesos, 1000 pesos and 1500 pesos, are available for purchase at Hooters Z.H., Farmacia Paris Centro de Cancun and the Arena Oasis Cancun.

A devastating puncher and former amateur star, 27-year-old Marco Antonio Periban (15-0, 10 KO’s) is poised for a run at super middleweight division’s elite in 2012. A professional since 2008, Periban compiled a 5-0 campaign in 2011 that included a 33 second knockout of highly touted and previously unbeaten Dion Savage and wins over veterans Jose Alberto Clavero and Dhafir Smith. In his most recent bout, Periban decisioned previously unbeaten Jesus Angel Nerio on January 21 in Ensenada.

Since turning professional in 2007, 26-year-old Guadalajara product Gerardo Diaz (12-1-1, 10 KO’s) has racked up 12 wins, eight of which have come within two rounds or less. The only blemish on his record was in his most recent fight against Angel Martinez in May of 2011 and he’s looking to get back into the win column against the highly touted Periban on March 31.


BROOKLYN, NY (MARCH 28, 2012)—On Saturday night, June 2nd history will be made as 2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated Welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali will make his promotional debut as he unveils World Kid Promotions which will stage a big night of boxing at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn.

Not only will Ali be promoting this action packed card but will be featured in the ten round main event.

Ali of Brooklyn is perfect in his professional career as he has a record 14-0 with eight knockouts and that combined with his fan friendly style, is establishing himself as one of the best Welterweight prospects in the world.

“I am truly excited to start my own promotion and give some great boxers an opportunity to display their skills on June 2nd”, said Ali

“I have a great team behind me and I believe that our company will not only be beneficial to my career but other boxers in the area”

He made a splashing pro debut on January 17th, 2009 with a first round destruction over Ricky Thompson in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Ali has appeared on major shows at Foxwoods in Connecticut and the Prudential Center in Newark where he was co-featured on ESPN and has been highlighted on HBO

In his last bout, Ali traveled to Poland where scored a fifth round stoppage over Boris Berg as a chief supporting bout to the Vitali Klitschko – Tomasz Adamek world heavyweight title bout in front of over 45,000 fans.

This will be Ali’s first bout in his hometown of Brooklyn.

“This is a dream come true to not only fight in Brooklyn but to do it on a card that I am promoting and it’s something I can’t wait for”

Ali’s opponent plus a full undercard will be announced shortly

Tickets Prices for this historic night are $150. $100, $75 & $50 and can be purchased at the Following Phone Numbers

In Brooklyn: 917-807-3630; 347-645-6640; 917-655-2554
In Queens: 631-492-0041
In Manhattan: 718-744-8855
Staten Island: 646-261-0066; 718-600-3205
New Jersey: 201-914-9932

The first bout begins at 7pm with the doors opening at 6pm

For more information on Sadam Ali click:

The Aviator Sports Complex is located at 3159 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.

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