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Rios-Rodela, Diaz-Aurad on Saturday

INDIO, CALIF., July 24 – An exciting doubleheader is set for this Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. featuring a battle between unbeaten Ronny Rios and the exciting “Dangerous” David Rodela in the 10 round junior lightweight main event and former World Champion Julio Diaz’s return to the ring to take on Henry Aurad in the 10 round welterweight co-feature on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.”

This evening of world class professional boxing is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00pm ET / PT.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Ronny Rios (18-0, 8 KO’s) cleaned up as an amateur, winning two United States titles and one National Golden Gloves Championship before turning professional in October of 2008 with a first round knockout of Fermin Perez. Since then, no one has come close to beating the 22-year-old from Santa Ana, Calif. who has defeated Roger Gonzalez, Jeremy McLaurin and Guillermo Sanchez in his last three fights. On July 28, he’ll look to keep that streak going against his Southern California rival Rodela.

Oxnard’s “Dangerous” David Rodela (16-6-3, 7 KO’s) is a popular Southern California junior lightweight who earned his fan base by being a true throwback fighter willing to bite down on his mouthpiece and go to war every time the bell rings. The owner of wins over tough competition such as Kevin Kelley, Gamalier Rodriguez and Julio Gamboa, the 30-year-old is 1-1 thus far in 2012 with a knockout win over Baudel Cardenas. Rodela will bring his exciting style to Fantasy Springs as he attempts to derail the Rios train.

Former Two-Time World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (38-7, 27 KO’s) returns to the ring for the first time in over a year on July 28 and, at 32 years old, he is primed and ready to make a run for a third world title. The winner of two of his last three fights, defeating Herman Ngoudjo and Pavel Miranda, the popular battler from Coachella is happy to have his hometown fans in his corner for this pivotal bout.

Now fighting out of Miami, Florida, Colombia native Henry Aurad (14-4-1, 11 KO’s) is going to be a stern test for Diaz in his comeback fight, as he brings impressive power and a busy style into the ring with him. Like his opponent, Aurad has won two of his last three bouts. He plans on putting his knockout power to good use on July 28 in an effort to upset the pro-Diaz crowd at Fantasy Springs.

Anthony Young vs. Richard Andrews on Friday

ATLANTIC CITY (July 23, 2012)—This Friday night, native son Anthony “Juice” Young will put his perfect on the line when he takes on once-beaten Richard Andrews in a four round Welterweight bout at Resorts in Atlantic City.

The bout will be part of an ESPN 2 Televised card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing.

In the main event, world ranked Lightweight, “Hammerin” Hank Lundy takes on Ray Beltran.

Young of Atlantic City has a record of 5-0 with two knockouts and is coming off a six round unanimous decision over Christian Steele on June 13th in Newark, NJ.

Andrews of Stuarts Draft, Virginia has a record of 3-1-3 with one knockout and will be facing his fourth undefeated fighter.

Andrews his wins over Mischa Christensen (3-1) and previously undefeated Juan Rodriguez (4-0-1).

In his last bout, Andrews dropped a four round majority decision to undefeated Kevin Womack Jr. on Februry 11th”

“It’s a big night for “Juice” to be fighting at home”, said Young’s manager Rich Masini.

“We have a lot of respect for Andrews as we know he is a tough guy who is coming to win. We haven’t given Anthony any easy fights and this is another tough fight”

“Anthony has such a good work ethic that we believe that we can get four more fights and make it 10-0 before the year is out. Juice is already looking for big fights and its my job to know when it is time for that”

Because of his success, Young already has acquired many sponsors such as Hard Energy Drink (Greg Posella & Jason Frankovich), Sticky Entertainment Group (Robert Henricks & Cody Masino), A-One (Anthony Priester) who is a rapper who will be walking “Juice” to the ring.

“It helps a lot that “Juice” has tremendous family support from his mother Rosa, father Teany and Uncle Bucky”

“We have a great team in place with trainer Ray McCline, Joe Alvarano and my partner Paul Pape as well as our Heavyweight John Lennox who we expect back in action in August.”

Aces Boxing Club To Host ‘Back In Black Round II” August 10

On Friday, August 10, boxing again returns to Boonton as Aces Boxing Club hosts ‘Back In Black Round II’. The show is a follow-up to their inaugural show held in May, where seven amateur boxers competed for Aces Boxing Club.

“The show back in May was great; it gave our boys a chance to fight in front of their hometown friends, family and fans,” said Joe Zabry, owner and coach of Aces Boxing Club. “We received an overwhelming response from the community and are hoping this next show is even a bigger success.”

Aces second show will consist of 10 bouts featuring local boxers of varied ages competing against fighters from some of the top boxing gyms in North Jersey.

Opening the gym on Main Street in March, Aces has quickly established themselves as the premier boxing club in Morris County, offering an array of boxing skills programs, as well as strength and conditioning classes and core training.

A close knit town, Boonton has welcomed Aces with open arms and continues to embrace what the boxing club brings to the community.

“We continue to receive an abundance of support from the town of Boonton—residents and other local businesses,” said Zabry. “It means a great deal to be able to put on these show every few months to showcase the up-and-coming talent produced from our club.”

In addition to the 10 amateur bouts, Aces has also announced that there may be a special exhibition pro bout featuring Boonton’s own Anthony Fraguada.

In addition to the assortment of training programs offered at Aces—including women’s only competition training, specific programs for Cops and Firefighters, Boxing for MMA, and more—Aces is implementing a scholarship program for high school students and adults pursuing continued education.

Aces Boxing Club’s ‘Back In Black Round II’ amateur boxing show will be held at the Boonton Elks Lodge, 125 Cornelia Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the first bout beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available at the boxing club, and are expected to sell fast so boxing fans are encouraged to get their tickets in advance to avoid the show being sold out on August 10.

Aces Boxing Club is located at 718 Main Street “Top Floor” Boonton, NJ 07005; Phone- 973.794.6509. On Main Street, go through the double doors at 718, and go up to the top floor, and through another set of double doors.

For more information on how to get started at Aces Boxing Club visit www.acesboxing.com.