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Quillin vs. Brinkley on 4/29, Orozco vs. TVA on 4/21, Kauffman back in action on 5/21

LOS ANGELES, April 14 - TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" closes out a month to remember on Friday, April 29, with an intriguing clash between unbeaten Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin and NBC's "The Contender" alumnus Jesse Brinkley at the Reno Events Center in Nevada.

Brinkley vs. Quillin will face off in a 10-round fight for the USBO super middleweight title which will headline the TeleFutura "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" broadcast. In a six round junior lightweight co-main event, "Dangerous" David Rodela faces Lonnie Smith.

These bouts, along with an exciting undercard, are presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin Productions in association with Let's Get It On Promotions, and are sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. Doors open at 6:00pm PT, the first bell rings at 7:00pm PT and the two-hour TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT).

Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.

Tickets, priced at $33.25, $63.25 and $103.25 are available on Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting the Silver Legacy or Reno Events Center box office during hours of operation.

One of the top talents to emerge from New York in recent years, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (23-0, 17 KO's) has been perfect in his professional career thus far and the dynamic boxer-puncher has been even more unstoppable since returning from a two year injury-induced layoff in 2010. Since his comeback, the 27-year-old has turned back the challenges of Fernando Zuniga, Martin Desjardins and Dennis Sharpe, but a win over Brinkley will undoubtedly go a long way towards propelling him into the world title picture.

A former star of NBC's "The Contender," Jesse Brinkley (35-6, 22 KO's) has won nine of his last ten bouts, including victories over Curtis Stevens, Joey Gilbert and Otis Griffin. Brinkley's only loss in that stretch came in a super middleweight title bout against Lucian Bute last October and, considering that the 34-year-old Yerington, Nevada native is 22-2 in his home state over the course of his 13-year career, Quillin will have to dig deep to beat the hard-hitting local hero.

Oxnard's "Dangerous" David Rodela (15-3-3, 6 KO's) bounced back from a rough start in 2010 to defeat Eric Cruz and draw with Juan Montiel in his final two performances of the year, getting back to the form that had boxing insiders raving about him as a future champion. Owner of wins over Kevin Kelley, Gamalier Rodriguez and Jose Luis Soto Karass, the 28-year-old plans on delivering a career-best effort on April 29.

24 year old Las Vegan Lonnie "El Negro Mexicano/Lightning" Smith (12-2-2, 9 KO's) knows what it's like to wade through a rough patch, having gone just 1-2-1 over a stretch in 2006-07. Needing a break, Smith took a year and a half off from the game, but since returning in 2009, he's been unstoppable, running off seven wins without a loss, including five knockouts. The 24-year-old insists that his successful run will not stop on April 29.

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today's up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions' marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum "Tecate Museo de Boxeo," which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.

Antonio Orozco Update

Undefeated San Diego junior welterweight Antonio Orozco (9-0, 6KOs) is hard at work training at the CYAC Gym in National City, CA. Under the watchful eye of his trainer Carlos Barragan, Orozco put together an intense work out that included mitt work, working on the heavy bag and shadow boxing. Orozco is in the gym in preparation for his next outing, a six round bout versus the always feared TBA on Thursday, April 21st, at Costa Mesa, CA's Fight Club OC. The card is presented by Roy Englebrecht Promotions.

Originally slated to face Hensley Strachan (5-8-1, 1KO), Team Orozco which also includes manager Frank Espinoza is in search for an new opponent after Strachan had to bow out due to medical issues.

"I want to stay busy and after my last fight, I was ready to come back soon," Orozco said of his first round KO of southpaw Manuel Aguilar last month which was broadcast on Telefutura from the same venue. "I came out clean out of that fight and didn't really exert myself. I am glad Frank Espinoza was able to find this opportunity for me to fight again at the Fight Club OC."

Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWmkhvg9Fc4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Heavyweight Prospect Travis Kauffman Headlines Loaded Boxing Event May 21 in Reading, PA

READING, PA (April 14, 2011) - Rising prospect Travis Kauffman is ready to take his next step in the heavyweight title picture when he returns to the Sovereign Center's Reading Eagle Theater in his hometown of Reading, PA on May 21.

The 25-year-old with a record 21-1 (16 KO) will defend his WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight title against an opponent to be named shortly in the eight-round main event of the "Fight For Hope" boxing card, which will be promoted by King's Promotions.

Kauffman is currently in California training with top heavyweight contender Chris Arreola as he prepares for his own match in May. Kauffman has won three straight bouts since his only career defeat.

Reading favorite Keenan Collins will also be in action in a six-round junior middleweight co-featured bout. The fan-friendly knockout artist Collins, 12-5-2 (8 KO), will be making his first appearance since December 2009.

The rest of of the pro card will be comprised of local Pennsylvania talent such as heavyweight William Miranda (2-3) of Allentown, the pro debuts of Williamsport heavyweight Randy Easton and Reading welterweight Cesar Gonzales, welterweight Grayson Blake (1-0, 1 KO) of State College, PA, and lightweight Travis "The Animal" Thompson (4-7-1, 3 KO) of Pottstown, PA.

The card will also feature some of the best local amateur talent, including Quincy Staples of Reading against Abram Santos of Allentown in a rubber match to settle a 1-1 tie.

Xavier Melendez of Reading will face Exter's Kenny Williams, Fabian Valentin of Reading versus Elmer Madenia from Lebanon, and 6'6", 280 pound Super Heavyweight Giant Joe Campano versus Darnell Hayes from Lebanon.

And in female amateurs, Tassalea "The Princess" Lopez of Reading will face Janel Grim of Lebanon.

The event will be sponsored by Everlast, Direct TV, and GMI First.

Tickets, priced $50, $35 and $25 can be purchased by calling King's Boxing at 610-587-5950, Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by going online at Ticketmaster.com. VIP tables and family of four special packages are also available. For more information, call 610-898-7469.

Article posted on 14.04.2011



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