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Ravelo vs Said Headlines Friday's "CMX Boxeo de Campeones"

28.09.04 - Now into its fourth full month of production, “CMX Boxeo de Campeones”-- presented by CMXsports and promoted by Guilty Boxing -- returns this Friday, October 1, LIVE from the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Super middleweight contender JERSON RAVELO, 13-1 (9 KOs), from Newark, NJ, makes his Las Vegas and his "CMX Boxeo de Campeones" debut when he goes mano-a-mano against Brasilian buzzsaw, MOHAMMAD SAID, 16-2 (10 KOs), now a resident of Las Vegas, NV, in the 10-round super middleweight main event battle. Combined, thir records are an impressive 29-3 (19 KOs), -- a winning percentage of 91% with over 65% of their victories coming by KO.

Boxing fans from around the world can catch all the action via a live internet stream, and access the replay, at www.cmxsports.com for a monthly subscription fee of just $4.95. The series airs every Friday night, beginning at 11 P.M. ET / 8 P.M. PT. Subscribers will also be able to access archived fight footage and get behind-the-scenes interviews, previews and articles. The broadcasts will be available in English and Spanish. Former WBC welterweight champion and 2004 International Boxing Hall of Fam inductee, Carlos Palomino, will provide the color commentary to former NFL All-Pro kicker and veteran sports announcer Benny Ricardo's blow-by-blow, on the English feed of the broadcast, as well as in-ring post fight interviews on the English and Spanish broadcasts. The Spanish language feed of the broadcast will feature the color commentary of former five-time world champion Manuel Medina. Boxing historian Bert Randolph Sugar, former editor of The Ring and Boxing Illustrated, and the author of more than 50 books, has signed on as CMXsports Senior Boxing Analyst At-Large, providing weekly columns to the CMXsports website and commentary to the broadcasts. A new Sugar column, "Sugar 'N Spice," runs on CMXsports.com every Friday.

Ravelo, currently rated No. 12 by the NABO and No. 4 and No. 8 by the WBA Fedelatin and WBA Fedecentro, respectively, is trained by Tommy Brooks. Ravelo's resume includes knockout victories of Ted Muller, 16-1-1, and Aaron Norwood, 21-2-2, and unanimous decision victory over George Walton, 11-1.

Said returns to the ring fresh from his dominating 10-round unanimous decision over Rene Arostegui, 23-3, in the main event of the June 25 edition of "CMX Boxeo de Campeones" at The Orleans Hotel & casino in Las Vegas, NV. A former Sao Paulo State UBC Iberian-American middleweight champion, Said has won 11 of his last 12 bouts -- nine by KO. The only blemish in that streak -- a 12-round decision loss to two-time world title challenger Raul Frank, 25-4-1, in May, for the vacant IBF latino jr. middleweight title.

The seven-bout undercard will feature Arturo Quintero, 13-1, (9 KOs), from Las Vegas, NV, in an eight-round super lightweight rumble against Russell Jones, 17-10 (12 KOs), from Denver, CO; USBA heavyweight champion Ty Fields, 30-1 (28 KOs), from Las Vegas, NV, in an eight-round non-title fight; Las Vegas cruiserweight Dewey Cooper, 10-0-2 (7 KOs), risks his perfect record in a six-round bout against Carl Gathright, 2-4 (1 KO), from South Bend, IN; and in a battle of undefeated heavyweights, Mika Gergen, 5-0-1 (5 KOs), from Imperial Beach, CA, takes on Jeremy Brooks, 4-0 (2 KOs), from Hammond, LA.

CMXsports and Guilty Boxing will produce 48 two-hour shows a year over a three-year period with two cards each month emanating from Las Vegas --The Orleans Hotel & Casino and the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. The remaining two shows per month will be broadcast from different locations, including, southern California and Mexico. Recent shows have emanated from Las Pulgas Club in Tijuana, Mexico.

“CMX Boxeo de Campeones” will showcase the very best in action-packed Latin fights, a staple of Guilty Boxing shows over the past decade, as well as an extensive amount of high-quality features on boxing. CMXsports will complement the broadcast with the Internet’s capability to provide fans around-the-clock, behind-the-scenes information about the fighters before and after the show, and the state-of-the-art CMXlivecam, allowing fans unprecedented access to the fighters on a real-time basis. In short, CMXsports is leveraging the latest in Internet streaming and interactive technology to produce an unprecedented experience for the viewer.

CMXsports is one of the rapidly growing members of the CMX family of sports and entertainment companies founded by A. Demetrius (Tony) Brown. Brown, a former professional basketball player, established a successful metal trading company that later evolved into CMXchange, a successful Internet-based trading exchange. Over the past two years, Brown has purchased or created a number of companies focused at a range of sports and entertainment products and services.

Article posted on 28.09.2004



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