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Puerto Rican Amateur Stars Paredes and Rivera Make Ring Returns This Saturday



PUERTO RICO (June 25, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Javier Bustillo’s Universal Promotions is happy to announce the return of Puerto Rican amateur stars, Luis Paredes and Jean “Chapito” Rivera, who are both (1-0). The twosome will showcase their talents this Saturday, June 28 at the Mayaguez Coliseum, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

18-year old Jean Carlos Rivera, will square off against Jean Carlos Molina (0-4) in a 4-round bantamweight bout. In his pro debut, Rivera won a unanimous decision, dominating every round with superior boxing skills. In this fight, he’ll look to do the same.

“I just want to come out and dictate the fight,” said Jean Rivera. “I feel I’m getting better in the gym and now I know what it’s like to fight with no headgear. I’m happy that Gary Shaw is bringing my back to Puerto Rico where I can establish myself as a house hold name. If I can get a knockout I’ll be very satisfied.”

After winning a unanimous decision in his pro debut, 20-year old Luis Paredes,will face Jesús Feliciano (Pro debut) in 4-round junior featherweight bout. Paredes will be looking to make a statement against his opponent.

“Gary Shaw likes knockouts so I’m going to bring the heat in this fight,” said Luis Paredes. “I know I have the power to take out my opponents so we’ll see what happens this Saturday. Sparring has been great and I’m looking forward to fighting in Puerto Rico for the second time.”

“Paredes and Rivera are returning home to Puerto Rico and I’m confident they will shine this Saturday.” said Gary Shaw. “They’ve both be working hard in the gym and they are very sure of themselves. My good friend Javier Bustillo and I see bright futures for these kids. I’m looking forward to seeing them perform this Saturday.”