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- Is Canelo capable of taking the baton from Mayweather to become boxing’s next PPV star?
- Maidana throwing 100 punches per round in training for Mayweather
- Kell Brook’s trainer doesn’t want him to take an easy fight on December 6th
- Deontay Wilder not worried about Stiverne’s power
- Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2"
- Kiwitt Back On Home Soil
- Frankie De Alba Headlines on Saturday, October 4 at Valley Forge Casino & Resort
- Undefeated Mexican Future Stars In WBF Title Fights
- STALKER TO FACE JENKINS IN BRITISH TITLE ELIMINATOR ON MAGNIFICENT SEVEN CARD
- Heavyweight hopeful Otto Wallin returns on August 30
- Philippine Supreme Court issues temporary restraining order in Manny Pacquiao tax case
PROFESSIONAL BOXING RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO
Inglewood, California – It”s been nearly 5 years since Art of Boxing Promotions and Bash Boxing presented their first show at Hollywood Park Casino in December of 2008. That evening saw two former World Champions, Roman Karmazin and Bronco McKart, square off in a 12 round main event while future ESPN, Showtime, and HBO fighters Ismayl Sillakh, Lateef Kayode, and Willie Nelson rounded out the undercard.
On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing return to the Hollywood Park Casino for a show promoted by the country”s premiere boxing promotions company, Top Rank. Similar to the first show at Hollywood Park Casino, the July 13th boxing card will be packed with world-class fighters from all over the world.
World-ranked super featherweight Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez (17-3-1, 11KOs) will headline the Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing show that will be aired on UniMas. In the co-feature, American boxing fans will witness the first fight on U.S. soil for former WBC Feathertweight and Super Featherweight Champion, Japan”s Takahiro Ao (23-3-1, 10KOs).
Perez, born in Jacona, Michoacan, Mexico and raised in Salinas, California, has been a fixture at Freddie Roach”s Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood for many years. “El Alacran” is coming off one of his career-best wins, a decision over previously unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan to win the NABO 130-pound title.
Ao, one of Japan”s most decorated boxers, won the WBC Featherweight World Title against Mexican Great Oscar Larios in 2009. The following year, the southpaw from Tokyo stepped up in weight and captured the WBC Super Featherweight title. Ao defended his green belt three times until losing a close decision Mexico”s Gamaliel Diaz in October of last year.
Rounding out the internationally diverse fight card will be a trio of knockout artists. Cuban cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (14-0, 14KOs) will look to extend his knockout streak to 15 in his first 15 professional fights. Levan Ghvamichava (10-0 8KOs), from the Republic of Georgia, will look to add to his 80% knockout rate. And Ukrainian cruiserweight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (3-0, 3KOs) will try to continue his streak of early finishes to start his career.
Local prospects Saul Rodriguez (9-0-1, 6KOs), Zachary Wohlman (4-1-1, 1 KO), Erik Ruiz (8-0, 3KOs), and David Clark (6-2, 4KOs) will also appear on the card.
Ticket prices are $25 for general admission, $40 for reserved rows 4 to 6, $75 VIP Ringside rows 2 and 3, and $100 for Front Row. A limited number of VIP table seats with bottle service are also available.
For tickets and information, contact 626-388-8888. Fight fans can also purchase tickets at www.hollywoodfightnight.com
First bell is scheduled for 6 pm PST.
The televised bouts will begin 8 pm.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri’s talent level
- Brandon Rios vs. Ruslan Provodnikov in the works for November
- Alfredo Angulo not worried about September 13th fight against De La Rosa
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Frampton will beat Kiko Martinez, says Santa Cruz
- Wladimir working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev