This Saturday night, Erik Morales’ Box Latino, Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing, Corona and Televisa join forces to present a world title fight between International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior flyweight champion John Riel Casimero of the Philippines and hometown hero Pedro “Pedrin” Guevara from the Convention Center in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. The twelve round main event billed as “Furia en Mazatlan” will be televised live in Mexico on Televisa’s weekly boxing series “Sabados de Corona”.
The 21 year old Guevara is undefeated in nineteen fights with 18 wins, one draw and thirteen of those wins inside the distance. The current NABF champ knows he has an uphill battle against the tough Casimero (16-2, 10KOs) who won his title last year by stopping Argentinean Luis Lazarte and then surviving a riot in Buenos Aires where Casimero had to escape under the ring to get out with his life.
Casimero might not have to go into a hostile territory in his first defense this Saturday but he will have a tough time against Guevara who after a successful amateur career has amassed an impressive professional career with the World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light flyweight title and the afore mentioned NABF strap in his trophy case.
Casimero landed in Guevara’s hometown of Mazatlan earlier this week, “my last fight was a nightmare besides winning the title. We were at the mercy of three hundred delinquents without any police help but I know that events will be different in Mazatlan.”
Casimero mentioned to Filipino reporters before his departure from his native Cebu that he was glad to fight once again in Mexico.
“Mexico is a country where they know boxing and applaud the winner even if he is not Mexican,” Casimero said. “They are experts and they cheer for the best fighter even if he is not Mexican. I am happy to be back in Mexico, they are very hospitable and I like the weather.”
Also featured on the fight card will be current World Boxing Federation (WBF) female flyweight champion Irma “Guerita” Sanchez (23-5-1, 7KOs) as she defends her title against North American Sharon Gaines (11-13-1, 3KOs) over ten rounds as well as a WBF super bantamweight championship tilt between former Mexican Olympian Arturo “Rey” Santos (11-2, 4KOs) versus the experienced Khabir “Crazy Russian” Suleymanov (13-2, 6KOs).
UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT JOEY DAWEJKO RETURNS TO THE RING AUGUST 18 IN ATLANTIC CITY, NY
July 31, 2012 – Philadelphia’s undefeated heavyweight prospect, Joey Dawejko (7-0-1, 4 KOs), makes a quick return to the ring on Friday August 18, 2012 when he faces another undefeated foe in Dorsett Barnwell (6-0, 3 KOs). The six-round bout will take place at Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Pound For Pound Productions in association with Boxing 360 will co-promote the card.
After scoring a 4th round knockout against Edwin Ranquillo (2-2, 1 KO) last June, Dawejko is excited to be fighting in New Jersey.
“It’s always nice to be fighting near home,” said Joey Dawejko. “This will be my forth fight in 2012 and I want to thank my promoter Boxing 360 for keeping me busy. Every time I step in the ring I feel I’m improving and learning something new about myself. I feel confident in my ability to win this fight and I looking to put on a great show for my hometown fans. If I get him hurt, I will definitely go for the knockout.”
“Joey is looking better and better each and every time he steps in the ring,” said Boxing 360 promoter Mario Yagobi. “He’s gaining the quality experience he will need to take his career to the next level and I’m hoping to get him three more fights by the end of the year. I want to position him to 10-0 before we start really stepping it up.”
Tickets priced at $75 & $50 and can be purchased at Ballys, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com or Pound for Pound Promotions by calling 201-867-2008 and Ask for Kathy.
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino is located 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Doors open at 7:00 p.m ET, first fight starts at 7:30 p.m.