Provodnikov-Reynoso on 6/29; Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. vs. Rafael Marquez on 8/4; Dulorme makes weight for Herrera bout

Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions and Ken Thompson/Thompson Boxing Promotions will present a sensational championship fight card on June 29 at Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, California. The main event and co-featured fights will be televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN3 at 10:30 p.m. ET.

In the 10-round main event, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Intercontinental junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov, 21-1 with 14 knockouts, of Berezovo, Russia, will make his first defense of the title against Jose Reynoso, 16-2-1 with 3 knockouts, of Riverside, California.

Provodnikov, 28 years old, has won four fights in a row and is ranked No. 3 by the WBO. Since his last fight on January 27, a sixth-round TKO win against David Torres, he has been trained by International Boxing Hall of Fame 2012 inductee Freddie Roach and was the primary sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao for his fight against Timothy Bradley Jr.

Co-manager Vadim Kornilov said, “Around April 20, Ruslan flew to the Philippines - he was the only one that flew to the Philippines to train with Manny. On May 5, they all flew together to L.A. to continue their training at the Wild Card Gym. Ruslan didn't miss one single day of sparring. They sparred three times a week - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday - and sparred around four or five rounds a day.

"Ruslan was with Manny every single day – they were running together, they were doing strength work together, they were training together. Manny said he was very happy with the work. Just being in camp and doing everything that Manny was doing, I think it built up Ruslan’s confidence and motivation a lot.”

Reynoso, 27 years old, has won five fights in a row since having an eight-round draw in January, 2010. A lefthander with skills, speed, and movement, he feels that he has the perfect style to offset Ruslan’s power and aggression and come away with an upset win.

Co-featured bout:

8 Rounds, Jr. Featherweights

“Marvelous” Chris Martin, 23-2-3, 6 KOs, San Diego, California, vs.

Roberto “Azabache” Castaneda, 19-1-1, 14 KOs, Mexicali, B.C., Mexico.

An exciting lineup of preliminary bouts will be announced.

All bouts are subject to change without notice.

Omega Products Outdoor Arena

1681 California Avenue, Corona, California

Doors open at: 6:00 PM

First fight: 6:30 PM

ESPN telecast: 7:30 PM

Ticket prices: $30, $45, $75.

Tickets available at 714-935-0900.


Former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., from Puerto Rico, and Rafael Marquez, from Mexico, will collide on August 4 in the show “The War” to be held at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View.

Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), a former WBO superbantamweight champion, and Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs), former IBF bantamweight and WBC superbantemweight champion, will fight for the WBO International superbantamweight title.

“It’s all set. On August 4 in Puerto Rico, Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will face for the WBO International title in Puerto Rico in another “war” between Puerto Rico and Mexico. Next week, we will have Marquez in Puerto Rico for a press conference and officially present the fight with the boxers”, PRBBP Vice-President Peter Rivera said.

Tickets for this show will available tomorrow at Ticketcenter ( calling 1 787 792-5000. The prices are $20, $40, $75, $125 and $250.

Thomas Dulorme Makes Weight

New York, United States - Today, Puerto Rico's undefeated rising star, Thomas Dulorme (14-0, 11KO's), made weight for his fight tomorrow on the acclaimed Boxing Series "Broadway Boxing" at the Roseland Ballroom theater, in New York.

Thomas Dulorme weighed in at a slim and ready 146 pounds. His opponent, Alberto Herrera (8-6-1, 5KO's), weighed 144.5 pounds.

"I feel good and very comfortable making weight and I just want the bell to ring so I can prove my value. I am very grateful for this opportunity provided by my three promoters. Puerto Rico!...I will not fail you," said Dulorme, represented promotionally by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment.

Dulorme is a member of Team Puerto Rico, a prominent boxing promotional group featuring Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions. Their goal is to sign the finest group of young Puerto Rican fighters and build on the honor of the Island.

Dulorme, along with four other Team Puerto Rico members, were recently selected by ESPN as part of "Super 25" prospect list, a talented group of the top promising up-and-comers in the world.

Meanwhile, Dulorme's trainer, Jose Bonilla said, "We worked hard in the gym and you will see the result on fight night. We are in great condition and we are coming to give the fans an incredible show."

Broadway Boxing is developed by DiBella Entertainment. The tickets range from $125, $85, $65 and $45, with a limited number of VIP tables. The VIP booths are priced at $ 150, and each table has four chairs. The tickets can be purchased by calling DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577.

After the fight, Dulorme will fly to Puerto Rico and witness the first great challenge of his fellow Team Puerto Rico member, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (8-0, 6KO's) when he faces the experienced Carlos Claudio (13 -7- 3, 6KO's). Pedraza battles Claudio in the main event of the "Guaynabo Boxing Series" card this Friday, June 15, at the Coliseo Mario Quijote Morales in Guaynabo, P.R.

For more information on Dulorme visit or connect with him on twitter at @thomasdulorme.

Article posted on 15.06.2012

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