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Sampson and Manguita Teaming Up for Important Night of Dominican Boxing



On Monday, December 17, Sampson Boxing and Manguita Promotions will return to the Dominican Fiesta Hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with another star-studded night of professional boxing, including an all-Dominican main event and two female world title fights.

In the night’s 10-round main event, hometown hero Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (30-3, 22 KOs) of Santo Domingo will face unbeaten countryman Vladimir Baez (17-0 with 15 KOs) of La Vega, Dominican Republic.

Cayo will be gunning for his second consecutive victory over and undefeated opponent, as he defeated unbeaten Julio DeJesus (15-0, 14 KOs) on August 11. Baez has won four straight by knockout since winning the Dominican Light Welterweight Championship in 2010.

In the 10-round co-feature will be Daihana Santana (30-6, 14 KOs) will be defending her IBF Female Featherweight World Title against Mandatory Challenger Helen Joseph (11-1, 6 KOs) of Nigeria, by way of Ghana.

Also appearing that night will be IBF Female Junior Featherweight World Champion Katy Pamela “La Super Baby” Wilson (16-1, 9 KOs) making the second defense of her title against Maribel Santana (12-10, 5 KOs).

On the undercard, Sampson Boxing will showcase future stars such as power punching Dominican super bantamweight Jonathan Guzman (10-0, 10 KOs), and heavy-handed super featherweight Braulio Rodriguez (10-0, 10 KOs), undefeated super middleweight Felix Valera (3-0, 3 KOs), and Santo Domingo’s own future light welterweight star Juan Carlos Abreu (13-0, 12 KOs) in separate fights.

And in a very special added attraction, the “Hawk Flock” undefeated brothers John Jackson (13-1, 12 KOs) and Julius Jackson (13-0, 9 KOs) and undefeated light middleweight Samuel Rogers (11-0, 6 KOs) from the US Virgin Islands will each appear in separate bouts. John and Julius are the sons and Samuel is the nephew of all-time-great slugger Julian “The Hawk” Jackson.

“I have made it one of my missions to bring world-class boxing to the Dominican and stars like Javier Fortuna and Victor Cayo, as well as upcoming champions such as Jonathan Guzman, Braulio Rodriguez and Juan Carlos Abreu are a big part of those plans. I am very excited about this show and look forward to another successful co-promotional venture with Manguita Promotions,” said Sampson Boxing President Sampson Lewkowicz.