LOS ANGELES, June 27 – “The Simple Man” will be back on June 30 when highly touted junior welterweight standout Antonio Orozco heads up the undercard leading up to the special Saturday night edition of ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
This Saturday’s card will see unbeaten Orozco square off with Canovanas, Puerto Rico’s Albert Cruz Jr. in an eight round battle, highlights of which will be televised by SHOWTIME. Also in action will be local southern California up-and-comers Jesus Hernandez and Javier Barragan in separate fights.
Headlining the card will be Cornelius Bundrage vs. Cory Spinks, a 12 round fight for Bundrage’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Middleweight World Championship. The ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader also features rising featherweight star Gary Russell Jr. facing contender Christopher Perez and top rated junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara squaring off against former world title challenger Freddy Hernandez and will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). This event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the first fight begins at 4:00 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $55, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
A native of Tecate, Baja California, Mexico who now fights out of San Diego, 24-year-old Antonio Orozco (14-0, 10 KO’s) has been making a lot of noise in the Southern California area with his well-honed attacking style in the ring. With knockouts in five of his last six fights, he’s bringing the pain to anyone who is willing to face him. In 2012, Orozco made his first two appearances in Las Vegas with back to back wins over Rodolfo Armenta and Dillet Frederick, but on Saturday he’s back in his home state and eager to put on a show against Alberto Cruz Jr. (9-3, 8 KO’s), a ferocious puncher who has scored eight of his nine professional wins by knockout, all in two rounds or less. The winner of three of his last four fights, the 24-year-old is looking forward to reigniting boxing’s Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry on Saturday night.
In a four-round flyweight fight, fans will see a clash of unbeaten prospects when Indio’s own Javier Barragan (2-0, 2 KO’s) faces Los Angeles’ Christian Lorenzo (1-0) in an intriguing matchup and in a six round junior lightweight contest, Huntington Park, California’s Jesus Hernandez (10-0-2, 2 KO’s) will look to use all the technical skills that have led him to 10 professional victories when he faces Nogales, Arizona’s Luis Molina (3-0-1, 2 KO’s).
SPINKS-BUNDRAGE FACT SHEET
DATE: June 27, 2012
SITE: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
SHOBOX: Main Event – IBF Junior Middleweight Title – 12 Rounds
CORNELIUS BUNDRAGE vs. CORY SPINKS
Detroit, Michigan St. Louis, Missouri
31-4 (18 KO’s) 39-6 (11 KO’s)
Featherweights – 10 Rounds
GARY RUSSELL JR. vs. CHRISTOPHER PEREZ
Capitol Heights, Maryland Culiacan, Mexico
19-0 (11 KO’s) 23-2 (14 KO’s)
Junior Middleweights – 10 Rounds
ERISLANDY LARA vs. FREDDY HERNANDEZ
Guantanamo, Cuba Mexico City, Mexico
16-1-1 (11 KO’s) 30-2 (20 KO’s)
Junior Welterweights – 8 Rounds*
ANTONIO OROZCO vs. ALBERT CRUZ JR.
San Diego, California Canovanas, Puerto Rico
14-0 (10 KO’s) 9-3 (8 KO’s)
*Highlights of Orozco vs. Cruz Jr. to air on the SHOWTIME telecast.
PROMOTER: Golden Boy Promotions
SPONSORS: Corona and AT&T
TICKETS: Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $55, are available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
TELEVISION: The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Lennox Allen (15-0-1, 9 KOs) returns on July 14
June 28, 2012 – Undefeated super-middleweight prospect, Lennox Allen (15-0-1, 9 KOs) returns to the ring on July 14, 2012, and faces rugged veteran, Michael Walker (19-14-3, 12 KOs) in a 6-round bout at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Having captured the vacant WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) super middleweight title against Kwesi Jones (9-2, 5 KOs) in his last bout, Allan will look to shake off the ring rust as it’s been over a year since he’s last fought.
“I’m eager to get back in the ring and march toward title contention after being out of the ring for so long,” said Lennox. “Michael Walker brings a lot of experience to the ring and he’s fought some very good fighters. This will be a good challenge for me and I’ve trained very hard to be successful in this fight. It’s been a long layoff but I’m confident in my ability to come out on top. I’m ready to perform at a high level.”
“I want to thank my promoter Mario Yagobi and Boxing 360 for staying by my side when I was out. I’m hoping I can fight a few more times by the end of this year and get back on track. My goal of becoming a world champion is attainable and I’m going to work very hard to achieve that goal!
“Lennox is a good fighter with a lot of talent but he’s had a few bumps in his career,” said Yagobi. “I’m looking to keep him busy and get him in a big fight very soon. I want him to fight a couple of more times so he can get accustomed to fighting on a regular basis. He’ll be ready to fight for a regional title by early next year.”