TUCSON, Ariz. (May 22, 2012) – Worthy of its name, FIREPOWER II will make an explosion over Tucson’s desert sky later this month, when it loads 8 fights into the boxing ring of CASINO DEL SOL RESORT, southern Arizona’s premier resort and casino. Showdown Promotions, in association with Top Rank Inc, is thrilled to announce its next fight card televised by TV AZTECA.. The event will be taking place at the Casino Del Sol AVA Amptheatre Saturday, May 26th, and will feature in its main event, Mexican strongman Jesus Soto Karass (24-7, 16 KOs) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa. The always crowd pleasing fighter be facing 10-1-1 Said “The Messenger” El Harrak.
Article posted on 22.05.2012
Supporting Soto Karass will be undefeated and highly ranked prospect, Hanzel “El Tornadito” Martinez (17-0, 14 KOs). The brother-in-law of the former three- time world champion, Antonio Margarito, will be taking the next step in his career, inching closer to what every fighter strives for, becoming a world champion. But first, El Tornadito will have to face an experienced and tough German Cruz (21-6-1; 16 KOs). Martinez and German will be fighting for one of the WBC’s regional titles.
And putting an exclamation point to this huge boxing card will be the much-anticipated return of Jose Benavidez Jr. (14-0, 12 KOs). Jose is returning to the ring after a six month layoff due to a hand injury that needed surgery. Jose is excited to show the boxing world that he is back!
Also on the card will be undefeated Arizona fighters, Abel Ramos (3-0, 2 KOs) from Case Grande and Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (3-0-1) from Phoenix.
Doors to the AVA AMPHITHEATER at CASINO DEL SOL RESORT will open at 5:30 PM, with first bell scheduled to ring at 6:00.
TICKETS AVAILABLE at www.casinodelsol.com
ARROYO TWINS AGAINST MEXICANS ON JUNE 9TH SOLO BOXEO TECATE SHOW IN MAYAGÜEZ, PUERTO RICO
In another chapter of the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico boxing war, prospects McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo will face Felipe Rivas and Miguel Tamayo headlining another edition of the Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate, to be held at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, on June 9, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation.
The main event will present the 2009 Amateur World Champion, McWilliams Arroyo (11-1, 10 KOs), facing dangerous Rivas (12-10-1, 7 KOs), who was defeated in a split decision by former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon on October, 2011, and has knocked out his last three opponents. McWilliams is the WBO Latino flyweight champion after beat veteran Luis “Titi” Maldonado last March 10. The Puerto Rican prospect is ranked #13 by the WBO in the flyweight division. This fight is scheduled to 10 rounds in the flyweights.
While, his twin brother, McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs), Amateur World Championships bronze medalist in 2007, will make his second fight this year when he faces Tamayo (12-3-1, 11 KOs) in a superflyweight division bout scheduled to six rounds.
Six more fights, to be announced soon, will complete the show.
Solo Boxeo Tecate on Telefutura is televised at 11:00 p.m. (ET).
Tickets for this card are availables at Ticketcenter, www.tcpr.com, 1 787 792-5000. Prices are $15, $25 and $40.
Robbie Huetter Prepares For Boxing Debut
On May 25, 20-year-old Robbie Huetter will be stepping between the ropes of the squared circle for the first time as he makes his amateur boxing debut. The road leading to this fight has been four years in the making, and Huetter is anxious to get in there and go to work.
An avid boxing fan growing up, Huetter first laced up the gloves at the age of 16, and since has been trudging forward learning the art and working his way to fighting competitively.
“I have always been a fan of boxing, and growing up I watched it as much as I could. Watching the big fights and seeing it in movies, I had always wanted to give it a shot, but I didn’t know where to go or how to get started. My dad and my aunt got my cousin into it, and after seeing him do it, I kind of followed him into it, and never looked back.”
For the next few years Huetter trained diligently at improving in the craft, honing his skills to work towards becoming fight ready. Training at Aces Boxing Club in Boonton, Huetter is looking forward to making his debut and getting his amateur career started.
“When I first started boxing I did it just because I loved the workout, and knew eventually I wanted to compete,” said Huetter. “The past few months my schedule opened up, and I have been focusing on getting in the ring and working hard to get better.”
At 20-years-old Robbie Huetter balances his time between his boxing training, working, attending school in pursuit of a Physical Education degree, and a social life.
Despite the demands the sport of boxing requires, Huetter embraces it and looks forward to training day in and day out.
“I am fortunate that I am able to work and go to school in the mornings, so it allows for my evenings to be free for training,” said Huetter. “I don’t think of boxing as work. There’s a certain camaraderie at Aces; all the guys are there to motivate and push each other to work harder. It’s the days you don’t want to come in that you get the most out of the workout, and the guys will always be there to push you to the next level.”
In preparation for his May 25 amateur boxing debut, Huetter has been training hard inside and out of the gym to get ready for what he faces in the ring. At the end of the day, he is focused on going out there and putting all of his hard work come into fruition.
“I am excited for the fight,” said Huetter. “I am looking to go in there and do my best. Win, lose or draw, I want to go in and do my best and give it everything I got. I want to walk out with my head held high, and to prove to myself that I can do it.”
The journey getting Huetter to his first amateur fight has been more than sacrificing blood, sweat and tears in and out of the gym on a daily basis. Nearly three years ago Robbie Huetter lost his dad in a car accident. His dad was a major reason why he got his start in this sport in the first place, and Robbie knows that come Friday night he will be watching over him inside the ring.
“My dad is my biggest inspiration, the way he lived his life,” said Huetter. “He overcame a lot of obstacles in his life and he showed me that anything is possible. I know he will be in my corner on the 25.”
It’s rare in boxing—or in life—to be able to meet people who are genuine and sincere in what they do, but Robbie Huetter is true to his character with everything he does inside and out of the gym. The maturity and determination Huetter displays within the walls of Aces Club on a daily basis have made him a leader within the club and someone boxers of all ages look up to.
But don’t be fooled by his baby face or his sincere demeanor. Robbie Huetter is the epitome of a “Quiet Storm” fighter. When that bell sounds the easy-going team player gets tunnel vision and only becomes concerned with the opponent standing across the ring from him.
“I’m not an aggressive person,” said Huetter. “Outside of the ring I am a loveable person that gets along with everybody, but when I step between those ropes I become a whole new animal.”
Huetter is anxious to make a big impact May 25 in his amateur debut, and will be looking to ease his way further into the sport.
“I would love to one day really get involved more in boxing. Depending on how things go on the 25th, I’d love to fight more and more. I plan to take things one day at a time, and one step at a time, and not to look too far into the future. But ultimately I’d like to keep the amateur thing going and see where it goes.”
Don’t miss Robbie Huetter make his amateur boxing debut next Friday, May 25 at the Boonton Elks Lodge.
For tickets visit Aces Boxing Club in Boonton (718 Main Street, Top Floor). The fight is May 25 at the Boonton Elks Lodge (125 Cornelia Street, Boonton, NJ 07005). Doors open at 7 p.m. with the first fight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.
“Lastly, I’d like to give a shot out to my mom; she doesn’t really want to watch it, but she’ll be at my fight and she’ll enjoy it,” Huetter closed with a smile.”