News: Matt Remillard; Danny Garcia; Robert Guerrero
MANCHESTER, Conn. (April 2, 2009) – Unbeaten in 16 pro fights, 22-year-old Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard, the reigning WBC Youth and USNBC featherweight champion, is spreading his wings and expanding his base starting tonight (Thursday, April 2). Remillard (16-0, 8 KOs), representing Manchester, Connecticut, traveled outside of New England to fight for the first time as a pro for this evening’s 8-round bout against Jesus Perez at Michael’s Eight Avenue in Glen Burnie, Maryland..
Article posted on 01.04.2009
Last year, Remillard won all five of his fights, capturing the WBC Youth and USNBC featherweight title belts in the process, as well as being named the NABF and Connecticut Fighter of the Year.
“I’m happy to be fighting in the ring for the first time this year and I plan on getting off to a good start,” Remillard said. “I’m not a club fighter anymore and I’m trying to prove myself by traveling around. The toughest competition is on the West Coast and I’ll be moving around a lot to fight this year. Right now, though, I have to fight a tough guy who is coming to fight. This is a step in the right direction. The Baltimore area is out of New England, where I’ve had all of my pro fights to this point.”
The multi-tattooed Remillard is coming off of arguably his most impressive win by 6-round decision against 3-time world champion (34-9-2) Maurico Pastrana last November. “Sharp Shooter” can box or crack, pending the opponent. “It depends on what mood I’m in and what my opponent brings,” Remillard explained his style. “I’m a boxer-puncher. I love to mix it up but people are surprised to see how well I box, too. I can scrap, box, do it all and I’m going to prove that nationally by moving around for fights. Pastrana had lost his last two to world champions; I moved into another league beating him. I boxed very well and really used my jab effectively I stayed calm and did what I was trained to do for that fight.”
WBC No. 23 rated Remillard, also ranked No. 4 by the USBA and NABF, fully understands the opportunities ahead of him. “The featherweight division is one of the most loaded and deep in boxing,” Matt concluded. “Anywhere from 122 (pounds) to 135 is action packed. A lot of fighters are moving up or down to win world titles and I feel that I’ll be able to do that, too.”
Danny Garcia Back in Action April 11 in Las Vegas
Philadelphia's undefeated Jr. Welterweight prospect, Danny "Swift" Garcia (11-0, 7 KO's), makes his way back to the ring April 11, 2009 on the Winky Wright vs Paul Williams card set to take place at the Mandaly Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas NV. Garcia will square off against Puerto Rico's Edwin Algarin in an eight round bout.
"I'm getting great experience and I'm improving on my skills as a fighter every time I step in the ring." said Garcia. "I've learned a lot in my last few fights as I've been getting solid rounds. I'm happy with the way career is being handled and I look forward to another great show."
Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and managed by Shelly Finkel, Garcia, who recently turned 21 on March 20th, is one of boxing's rising young stars. For more information on Danny Garcia visit www.shellyfinkel.com or www.goldenboypromotions.com.
Tickets for the explosive matchup, priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50 are now on sale and available for purchase at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Wright vs. Williams, a 12 round middleweight bout which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Goossen Tutor Promotions and Winky Promotions and sponsored by Southwest Airlines. The bout will air live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT.
Robert Guerrero Opens Up Boxing Gym
Two time world champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, is having the GRAND OPENING of his new boxing gym "Ghost Guerrero Boxing and Fitness Club" this Friday April 3, 2009 from 4:00-7:00 pm. Good friend and special guest, four-time world champion Carina "La Reina" Moreno, will be in attendance to show support for "The Ghost". People all ages are welcome to join Guerrero as he opens up his doors to the public.
Enrollment opportunities will be available for those wanting to participate in:
* Professional Boxing Training
* Mixed Martial Arts Training
* Cardio Boxing Classes
* Personal Training and Conditioning
* Stamina building, Weight loss, and Self Defense
The "Ghost Guerrero Boxing and Fitness Gym" features multiple heavy/speed bags, up and down balls, cardio machines, a mixed martial arts cage and a boxing ring. For more information call (408) 706-1379 ask for Ruben Guerrero Jr.
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