Boxing News: Williams/Kolle Undercard, Solo Boxeo Tecate on Sept 26, CES Boxing
Los Angeles, September 22 – Goossen Tutor Promotions’ latest finds, super bantamweight Rico Ramos (6-0, 4 KOs) and junior welterweight Mike Dallas, Jr.(5-0, 1 KO) will showcase their talent on the undercard of the Soboba Casino doubleheader featuring WBO Welterweight Champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams taking on Andy Kolle in a 10-round middleweight bout and in the companion bout, WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion and world rated Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola will be taking on the tough Puerto Rican challenger from New York, Israel “King Kong” Garcia..
Article posted on 22.09.2008
The card will take place at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif. and be televised on VERSUS starting at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time.
As a precursor to the exciting main televised bouts, Rico Ramos will take on Manuel “Diablito” Sarabia (16-26-9, 10 KOs) who hails from Los Mochis, Mexico in a 6 round fight. The experienced Sarabia represents a fighter who brings a 50-fight career into the ring, whose last 13 fights have all gone the distance, against the 6 career bouts of Ramos.
“I’ve heard these are the type of opponents that make you or break you with their experience,” stated Ramos. “Come Thursday, I’m not only looking to win, but I looking to stop him.”
Also in action, Bakersfield, California’s Mike Dallas, Jr. (5-0, 1 KO) who recently came off of an impressive 1st round knockout against James Helmes at the Tachi Palace & Casino will face Guadalajara’s, Mexico featherweight Jose Luis Noyola (23-5-1, 12 KOs) in a 4-round junior welterweight bout.
Said, Dallas, Jr., “I’ve been running and training real hard for this opportunity. I understand my opponent has close to 30 professional fights and he’s a former NABF champion. I need to earn his respect from the sound of the bell so he understands that I’m coming to fight!”
“Both Mike and Rico have shown tremendous gains since their pro debuts and with Thursdays opponents we’ve stepped it up with the experience factor for both of them in these bouts,” said Goossen Tutor matchmaker Tom Brown. “I believe they will be able to overcome this with their talent.”
The Soboba doubleheader is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and will air live on VERSUS.
Tickets priced starting at $20 are available at Soboba box office or www.Ticketmaster.com. Arena doors open at 4 PM; Casino open all day, all night.
"Solo Boxeo Tecate" hits Cabazon this Friday Sept. 26
Cerveza Tecate presents an amazing Friday boxing night from Cabazon, CA as part of its continued efforts to bring the power of boxing to fans across the nation. This week’s edition of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” will be broadcasted as part of Telefutura’s programming.
This Friday the weekly Telefutura box series showcases the amazing face-to-face between Californians Vicente “Chente” Escobedo (18-1, 11 KO’s) and Dominic Salcido (16-0, 8 KO’s) in 10 rounds of Lightweights action. Escobedo has defeated 9 straight opponents after his one and only loss at the hands of Daniel “Azquita’ Jimenez. In his last fight on “Solo Boxeo Tecate” he defeated Roberto Arrieta ranked #6 in the world at that time. Salcido who had a great amateur career is coming from an 8 round unanimous decision victory over veteran Luis “Vampiro” Arceo.
CES building foundation for 2009 title runs
PROVIDENCE (September 23, 2008) – Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) has promoted eight shows this year in three different states, including four broadcast nationally on ESPN, in order to build a foundation for world and regional title runs by its fighters in 2009.
“I’ve been a boxing promoter for a long time and we know how to build champions here,” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “I’ve promoted some great fighters over the years – 5-time world champion Vinny Paz, Ray Oliveira, Scott Pemberton, Gary Balletto and others – but I’ve never had a stronger Team CES, top to bottom, as right now. We have a stable of world and regional title contenders, cagey veterans hoping to make another title run, and a group of very talented prospects. CES has worked hard in 2008 to set the stage for making a lot of noise next year in boxing.”
Leading the charge is NABF cruiserweight champion Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey, rated No. 4 by the WBC and knocking on the door of a world title shot. Godfrey has had three notable victories by knockout on ESPN against Shaun George, Felix Cora, Jr. and Emmanuel Nwodo in Matt’s most recent fight. Godfrey’s only loss was earlier this year in Germany to unbeaten Rudolf Kraj by 12-round decision in a WBC title eliminator.
Super middleweight Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo, Jr. (31-5, 16 KOs, star of The Contender I, had one world title shot, albeit an abbreviated one against WBO champion Joe Calzaghe that was prematurely stopped by the referee in the third round. WBC rated No. 15 Manfredo, who is co-promoted by CES and Tournament of Contenders, was developed by CES before leaving for The Contender. CES and the Tournament of Contenders are tentatively co-promoting a show November 13 in Providence, headlined by Manfredo versus Sakio Bika, winner of The Contender III, for the IBO title.
While Godfrey and Manfredo are the two CES fighters closest to world titles shots, several other CES fighters are in line for regional championship bouts, including undefeated 22-year-old light featherweight title-holder Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard (15-0, 9 KOs), who already owns the WBC Youth and USNBC title belts. Another challenger is heavyweight Jason “Big Six” Estrada (14-1, 3 KOs), 2004
Olympian, who has steadily climbing-up the ranks with victories against Lance Whitaker and Robert Hawkins. Another hot prospect is 22-year-old, “Awesome” Aaron Williams (18-1-1, 12 KOs), the nine-time U.S. national amateur champion.
Power punching Joey “KO Kid” Spina (23-1-1, 16 KOs), former WBC Inter-Continental and USNBC champion, campaigns as a super middleweight but has also fought in the light heavyweight division, in which, he is rated No. 12 by the WBO and No. 17 by the WBC.
CES also features veterans such as former world title challengers, heavyweight Charles Shufford and light heavyweight Kingsley Ikeke (24-3, 13 KOs), as well as junior middleweight Ossie Duran (23-6-1, 9 KOs) and undefeated heavyweight “Baby” Joe Mesi (36-0, 29 KOs), who has temporarily put his boxing career on hold to run for a state senate seat in New York.
Other bright prospects in the CES stable include super middleweight Brian Macy (5-0, 2 KOs), 2000 U.S. National PAL champion; lightweight “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (11-0-1, 6 KOs), super middleweights Angel Camacho, Jr. (11-0, 4 KOs).
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