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Sebastian Sylvester vs. Grzegorz Proksa on October 1 for EBU middleweight title

Sebastian Sylvester (34-4-1, 16 KOs) will return to the ring on October 1 when he faces unbeaten Grzegorz Proksa (25-0, 18 KOs) for the vacant European Middleweight Title. The fight will take place at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg. It will be the Hurricane´s first bout since losing his International Boxing Federation (IBF) Middleweight Title to Daniel Geale in May. “I am really looking forward to this clash,” Sylvester said. “The initial plan was to participate in an elimination tournament for another world title shot but then I got the chance to fight for the vacant European itle. This is a great opportunity and I will make the most of it. However, it´s a risky fight to take. It´s all or nothing. If I lose, it will be a long way back to the top. But I am very confident of success.”

Coach Karsten Roewer expects a tough battle. “Proksa is very aggressive and makes a lot of pressure. And he is a southpaw. It will be a tough fight. But if Sebastian does his homework, he will be successful.”

ANTONIO DIAZ CHOSEN BY FANS AS BOXER WITH THE MOST CARACTER

With 69% of Votes from “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” Viewers, Diaz is in Second Place of Cinturón Tecate Competition

New York (August 19, 2011) – California native Antonio “Toño” Diaz put on an impressive performance in scoring an eighth round stoppage of Mexico’s Ernesto “Baby Face” Zepeda during the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” main event on August 12. Diaz’s carácter and talent earned him 69% of all votes cast by boxing aficionados via text message and on Univision.com, putting him in second place in the competition for the next “Cinturón Tecate” (Tecate Belt).

“Cinturón Tecate” is an award created to celebrate the boxers who display the most carácter in the ring during the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast each Friday night on TeleFutura. Tecate recognizes that viewers at home are the best judges and allows them to vote for their favorite fighter of the night by sending a text message to 55333 or visiting www.Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. To thank participating fans, each text submitted gives them the opportunity to win boxing memorabilia, such as T-shirts, autographed pictures and even tickets to future “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fights.

As a contender in the competition, the boxer who receives the highest percentage of votes from July through September will win the “Cinturón Tecate” belt and appear on Univision’s premier sports show “República Deportiva.” Current rankings are:

Ranking Boxer % of Votes Date of Fight

1 Jessie Vargas 87% July 8

2 Antonio Diaz 69% August 12

3 Beibut Shumenov 58% July 29

4 Jayson Velez 56% July 15

5 Jose Silveira 52% July 22

The next voting opportunity will be today Friday, August 19 during the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast from the Paradise Theater in The Bronx, N.Y., at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (10:30 p.m. CT) on TeleFutura. That night, last quarter’s “Cinturón Tecate” winner Michael “El Artista” Perez (13-0-1, 7 KO’s) will face Miguel Rodriguez (7-3, 3 KO’s) and seek to become the first boxer to earn the “Cinturón Tecate” in two consecutive quarters. To vote, fans 21 and older can send a text message to 55333 with B1 to vote for Michael Perez or B2 to support Miguel Rodriguez, or visit Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate.

For additional details on the next “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” event visit www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing and www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, or follow us on twitter at www.Twitter.com/TecateBoxing and www.Twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing .

For more information on “Cinturón Tecate,” results or to speak with a brand executive about Tecate’s continuous support of boxing, please contact FORMULATIN at (212) 219-0321.

TONIGHT! Universal Promotions Presents: "UNDER FIRE"

August 19, 2011

AUDITORIO JUAN "PACHIN" VICENS, PONCE

(Main Event: 10 Rounds)

CESAR SEDA, JR.

(20-1-0, 15 KOs)

120lbs.



vs.



JOSE SILVEIRA

(18-4-0, 4 KOs)

120 lbs



(6 Rounds)

JOSE PEDRAZA

(3-0, 0 KO'S)

133 lbs.



vs.



PEDRO SALCEDO

(4-3, 3 KO's)

132 1/2 lbs.



(6 Rounds)

KELVIN GALARZA

(5-1-0, 1 KO's)

132 lbs.



vs.



EDGARDO RIVERA

(5-1, 4 KO's)

131 lbs.



(6 Rounds)

JOSEAN SERRA

(6-0-, 4 KO's)

109 1/2 lbs.



vs.



ALBERTO MEDINA

(0-6)

108 3/4 lbs.



(4 Rounds)

HECTOR ROSARIO

(6-1-2, 4 KO's)

162 lbs.



VS.

DANIEL RODRIGUEZ

(0-2)

161 lbs.


(4 Rounds)

JENSEN CRUZ

(1-0-0, 1 KO)

135 lbs.



VS.



ALBERTO CANDELARIO

(Pro Debut)

135 lbs.



(4 Rounds)

EDGARDO LABOY

(PRO DEBUT)

125 lbs.



VS.



VICTOR MONTES

(PRO DEBUT)

120 lbs.

Article posted on 20.08.2011



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