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Rigondeaux vs Andrade on Sept. 18

cuban boxingOn September 18th at the at the Fontainebleau Resort on Miami Beach, two-time Olympic gold medal winner Guillermo Rigondeaux (2-0, 2 KOs) will step way up in class of opponent when he takes on 71-fight veteran Giovanni Andrade (60-11, 49 KOs) from Brazil for a regional WBA super bantamweight title that will place him in the top five in the world and in position for a title shot in record speed. In Rigondeaux’s corner will be world renowned trainer Freddie Roach who has taken a special interest in one of the greatest amateurs that has ever turned professional.

Another attraction on this night of seven-bout card will be 2008 Gold Medal winner from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz 1-0. The 140lb Diaz is his country’s only gold medal winner ever. He will be in his second fight and a true test against Luis Andorno 6-5-5..

Also featured will be Yunier Dorticos 1-0 1 KO, the flashy, hard punching, charismatic 23 year cruiserweight fresh off a impressive win on Telemundo in his pro debut. Dorticos is a 2006 World Amateur Champion and Cuban National Champion. He will be fighting Melvin Miller 4-2 from Montgomery AL.

Yudell Johnson 2-0 154lb 2004 Olympic Silver Medal winner will also be featured on the card and making his 2nd consecutive appearance on ESPN FNF against Frankie Santos 17-7 from Puerto Rico.

Yordanis Despaigne 180lb 2004 Olympic Bronze medal winner and World Amateur Champion 2-0 1 KO will also be making his first appearance on ESPN FNF against Mickey Scaraborough 4-0 from Kansas City, MO.

Stalin Lopez 4-0 former World Amateur Champion will be fighting John Figueroa 5-3 from Puerto Rico.

The final feature is Erik “The Viking” Leander 7-0 5 KO’s. will be fighting Eric Womack 2-0 from South Carolina.

Tickets are available on www.tix.com ticket prices are $1600 for a VIP table for 8, $150, $100, $75, and $50 you may also call 800-595-4849. The event is televised by ESPN2 and presented by Caribe Promotions Inc., in association with DeCubas Presents, LLC, and JAOLI Fight Promotions.

Article posted on 05.09.2009



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