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McGuinness-Ruiz on Friday Night; Ramirez-Valdez on 7/16; BJ Flores forms Danger Boy Events Promotions

TORONTO (June 22, 2011) – North American Boxing Association(“NABA”) Lightweight Champion Logan Cotton McGuinness makes his second title defense this weekend at home in the 10-round main event against veteran Daniel “Canerito” Ruiz on the “Friday Night At The Fights” card at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

The “Friday Night At the Fights” show is presented by United Boxing Promotions, in association with McGuiness’ promoter, Hennessy Sports, and Groupe Yvon Michel.

World Boxing Association (“WBA”) No. 11 rated McGuinness (14-0-1, 7 KOs) captured his NABA belt and successfully defended it at the same venue, which isn’t too far from his Orangeville home, respectively, last September when Buzz Grant was unable to answer the bell for the third round, and this past February via a fourth round knockout of veteran Hector Julio Avila (47-5).

“Orangeville is a small town of around 30,000 people,” Irishman McGuinness said. “Everybody there is very supportive of their own and, where the fight is only a 40-minute drive, I expect half the town to be at my fight. Last September, I fought another local fighter (Buzz Grant) and half of Orangeville had to be there. There’s some added pressure fighting at home but, to see my family and friends there supporting me when I walk out to the ring, well, I can’t describe what that really feels like.”

The only blemish on Cotton’s otherwise perfect pro record is a six-round draw 13 months ago with dangerous Walter Estrada, who holds victories against former world champion Nate Campbell and Verquan Kimbrough.

“Everything is a stepping stone boxing,” the handsome 23-year-old Logan noted. “Winning the NABA title was my first big goal and defending it is another little step leading up to what I really want – a world title! I’m still very young and there’s no rush. Maybe, I’ll get a world title shot in another year or two. I’m not sure if I’ll drop down to 130 (super featherweight) or just grow into 135 (lightweight). I can fight in either division.

“I’m a boxer-puncher who didn’t start boxing until I was 14. I used to just apply pressure and throw combinations, but I’ve developed a lot more power, and I pick my spots better. It’s not just the power, it’s where your punches land, and I’ve been working on that a lot going into this fight.”

Ruiz (22-3-1, 16 KOs) will be fighting outside of his native Mexico for the first time. The former Mexican Pacific Coast Featherweight Champion is unbeaten in his last five fights with four wins and a draw.

“There’s not a lot of footage on him,” McGuinness concluded. “He has 22 wins with 16 knockouts, so the plan is to come out in the first round respecting him. I’ve been trained for everything and will figure him out. I’ll start slow, use my jab, and then go to the body. By the mid-to-late rounds I’ll chop him down.”

Go on line at www.HennessySports.com for more information about McGuinness title defense this Friday night.

Tickets to “Friday Night at the Fights,” starting at $30.00, may be purchased at the Hershey Centre box office, through Ticket Master by dialing 416-872-5000, or by going on line to ticketmaster.ca.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will challenge the Colombian Oney Valdez on July 16th in Mazatlan

Mazatlan, MX.- The middle weight prospect Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (17-0,15 knockouts) will return to the ring next July 16th at the Lobodome from this city to confront his first international contender against the Colombian Oney Valdez (22-10-1,16 knockouts), an ex contender to the world title which means the most challenged rival so far.

Both of them will face each other at the semifinal encounter “Mexico vs Colombia” boxing show that is co-promoted at this beautiful port by Zapari Boxing Promotions and Canelo Promotions.

The feature fight will be for the world championship. Also, Janeth “Cuisilla” Perez from Jalisco and the Colombian Yolis Marrugo Franco will fight to be the new female monarch by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

Ramirez who has been undefeated in seventeen professional fights, defeated the experienced Francisco “Paco” Villanueva in the month of May, displaying great technical approaches and good punches.

Since then, Ramirez has not stopped training; he had already been informed of a fight at this level, where in addition to facing an opponent from abroad, he will posses worldwide rankings of the major agencies that govern this sport.

The combat will be 10 rounds and will play the international medium belt of the (WBC) World Boxing Council, same as in the past possessed the worldwide classified David Lemieux and Dominico Espada.

A chance against the ruler from WBC could be close to be the winner of this fight, therefore Ramirez works real hard to not let go this opportunity on his career.

B.J. FLORES FORMS DANGER BOY EVENTS PROMOTIONS THAT WILL DEBUT ON JULY 23RD

LAS VEGAS / SPRINGFIELD, MO—World ranked Cruiserweight contender, B.J. Flores is proud to announce the formation of his own promotional company, Danger Boy Events with the first fight card being tabbed for July 23rd at the O’Riley Center in Springfield, Missouri that will feature Flores take on Nick Iannuzzi in a ten round bout that will be part of a hybrid boxing/MMA show.

Tickets go on sale Friday.

Danger Boy Events in association with Chavez promotions will be returning every 3-4 months now that a deal has been reached with O’Riley Events Center.

"I am ecstatic about bringing big fights to the Ozarks and giving the people in this area very entertaining matches! The people in this area are very supportive of their local athletes and very passionate about their sports! 7 MMA fights and 4 professional boxing matches! You have the best of both worlds!! With partners Jacob Chavez and Wes Slay working behind the scenes, it allows me to fully focus on my training and be prepared to give the fight of my life on July 23!! It’s going to be exciting" Tickets go on sale this Friday!!”

Flores, who is coming off his only professional defeat when he traveled all the way to Australia and lost to hometown hero Danny Green is eager to turn that experience into a positive.

“I’m using that experience and that motivation on just coming up short on a world title fight as a positive on my next fight. Either way I still feel like I landed the more damaging punches. I was never hurt or buzzed and pressed the action the entire time. He fought smart. Now I will move on.”

“Ianuzzi will find it very difficult to stay with me for 10 rounds when I come in at the full 200 pound limit. I am looking forward to making a statement by knocking him out after #1 World Boxing Association (WBA) world rated ; #3 WBO and #3 WBC contender Lateef Kayode was barely able to squeak past him. This will be a great fight right after my fight in Australia! Iannuzzi is a legitimate opponent and I am ready for a strong performance on July 23rd.

I will be fighting regularly in Springfield Missouri now that we have a deal in place at the O’Riley Center and that holds almost 4,000 fans. These people in the Midwest are very supportive and passionate about their local athletes! I am looking forward to giving them a spectacular knockout in a fight that will put me right back towards the top of the world ratings!!

Plus the fan will get their monies worth with seven MMA fights and four boxing fights and we are trying to build a brand here in Springfield with pleasing all fans of combat sports.

Article posted on 22.06.2011



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