HOLLYWOOD, FL, July 14 – With a combined knockout percentage of 85% in their 53 pro bouts, it is easy to see why Joel Julio and ‘Mean’ Joe Greene are considered two of the most powerful punchers in boxing today. On Wednesday, August 13, at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, these “Heavy Hitters” will look to add two more names to their victims list as they co-headline ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights..
Article posted on 15.07.2008
Julio will compete in a ten round bout and Greene will fight in a 12 round NABA title fight. “Heavy Hitters” is presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing and Main Events. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first bell rings at 7:30pm. ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights broadcast begins at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Tickets for “Heavy Hitters”, priced at $152, $102, $52 and $27, are on sale now, and may be purchased at Hard Rock Live Box Office or TicketMaster.com.
One of boxing’s most exciting fighters, pound for pound, Joel Julio (33-1, 30 KOs) is must see TV for all fight fans. A native of Monteria, Colombia who now makes his home in Miami, Julio has bounced back from his lone loss – a decision defeat to future world champion Carlos Quintana in 2006 – with frightening efficiency. Now at 154 pounds, Julio has impressively beaten Mauro Lucero, Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage, and Ishe Smith in the last year, and if he hopes to challenge for the junior middleweight world title, he must win this August.
A southpaw standout with the ability to box or bang, Queen’s “Mean” Joe Greene (19-0, 14 KOs) is moving ever closer to a world title shot. The current NABO and NABA middleweight champion, the 22-year old Greene destroyed local competition in the Big Apple in the early stages of his pro career and has seamlessly made a transition to beating world-class foes in the last year. Fresh off back-to-back stoppages of veterans Francisco Mora and Joshua Okine, Greene intends on keeping his record perfect on August 13th. This will be Greene’s first foray at junior middleweight when he takes on hard punching Columbian Jose Miguel Torres (20-3, 18 KOs).