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IMAM vs. UGAS Co-Main Added to May 10 USC Galen Center ESPN Event
Sherman Oaks, California (April 24, 2014) An outstanding eight round junior welterweight semi-main bout between two of the sport’s up-and-coming prospects has been added to the “FIGHT FOR PEACE — HEAVYWEIGHT HISTORY” event on Saturday, May 10 at the USC Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California which will be telecast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) and presented by Corona Extra as Amir “Young Master” Imam of Albany, New York takes on hotshot Yordenis Ugas of Miami, Florida via Santiago, Cuba.
“FIGHT FOR PEACE – HEAVYWEIGHT HISTORY” is headlined by the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship of the World bout between top rated heavyweights Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne of La Plaine, Haiti and Riverside, California’s Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola.
Sporting an undefeated record of 13-0-0 and 12 KO’s and known for his show stopping knockouts, the all-action Imam burst onto the boxing scene on February 21 with a nationally televised fourth round knockout of then undefeated prospect Jared Robinson in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Don King promoted Imam was also a force in the amateur ranks, participating in the 2011 National Golden Gloves in addition to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials losing in the finals to outstanding professional Errol Spence.
Imam had a tremendous 2013, with all six of his starts ending by way of knockout within the first two rounds.
Originally from Santiago, Cuba, Ugas, co-promoted by Goossen Tutor and Caribe Promotions, has compiled a record of 15-2-0 with 7 KO’s since turning professional in 2010 following an outstanding amateur career.
Competing from 2003 to 2009 for the acclaimed Cuban National Team, Ugas won a Bronze Medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as well as Gold Medals at both the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 2007 Pan American Games.
The 27-year-old Ugas will be looking to jump back in the win column, having his four bout-winning streak come to an end on February 28 against undefeated Emmanuel Robles in a very close, split decision loss in the challenger’s hometown of San Diego, California.
Included in the winning streak were outstanding performances against former world title challenger Cosme Rivera and fellow highly regarded prospect John Williams.
“FIGHT FOR PEACE – HEAVYWEIGHT HISTORY” presented by Don King Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotion is a fitting international tribute to longtime champion Vitali Klitschko who stepped away from boxing officially in December 2013 to focus on the 2014 Ukrainian Presidential Election.
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25 (plus fees) for the Heavyweight World Championship night of boxing are available through the USC Ticket Office located in the Student Union, 213-740-4672 (GOSC), or www.galentix.com or www.ticketmaster.com
Doors will open on the day of the event at 3:00 p.m. PT with the first
bell at 3:30 p.m. PT.
For more information on the Galen Center visit http://www.usctrojans.com/facilities/usc-galen-center.html
For fight updates go to www.GoossenTutor.comor www.ESPN.com/Boxingon Facebook at facebook.com/GoossenTutor, and on Twitter at @GoossenTutor, and @ESPNBoxing.
Also follow on Twitter, Bermane Stiverne at @BStiverne and Chris Arreola at @NightmareBoxing. Use the hashtag #StiverneArreola2 to join the conversation on Twitter.
Please visit www.MagnaMedia.com for the May 10th Media Credential Application.
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