News: Jason Estrada; Hector Camacho Jr.; Yusaf Mack
PROVIDENCE (June 21, 2012) -- Professional boxing returns to Providence on June 29 with 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason "Big Six" Estrada headlining the "Takeover" card, presented by Big Six Entertainment, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence..
Article posted on 21.06.2012
Providence favorite Estrada (18-4, 5 KOs) takes on 1992 Puerto Rican Olympian Alex Gonzales (20-6, 10 KOs), in the eight-round main event. One of the most decorated United States amateur boxers ever, Estrada is coming off of arguably his most impressive performance as a pro, a stunning second-round knockout of veteran Dominque Alexander last March. The 31-year-old Estrada went the distance on the road with World Boxing Association ("WBA") heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin and Tomasz Adamek, a two-time world champion. Jason's has also defeated notable heavyweights such as Lance Whitaker, Derek Bryant, Charles Shufford and Zuri Lawrence.
Gonzales, an experienced southpaw, is a former United States Boxing Association heavyweight champion who has been in the ring with former world champion Vassiliy Jirov and past world title challenger Calvin Brock.
"We're excited to be back in Providence promoting another exciting event headlined by Olympian Jason Estrada," Big Six Entertainments president Artie DePinho said. "Jason is coming off an impressive knockout victory and he is looking to 'Takeover' the heavyweight division. Jason is ready for meaningful fight with guys like Seth Mitchell or Bryant Jennings. Our goal is to provide local boxers with opportunities to improve and continue their careers, as well as providing competitive fights for fans to watch. We're building on the momentum and success we've had in our two previous shows in Rhode Island."
Former USBA/NABO middleweight champion Brian "The Bull" Barbosa (30-6, 22 KOs), also fighting out of Providence, continues his comeback against dangerous light heavyweight John Johnson (13-2, 10 KOs) in the six-round, co-feature.
Pawtucket (RI) welterweight Diego Periera (6-0-1, 2 KOs) will attempt to keep his unbeaten pro record intact against William "Chino" Correa (9-5, 8 KOs), of Framingham (MA), in a six-round bout.
Also fighting on the undercard in four-round match-ups are Providence welterweight Kali Reiss (4-1-1, 2 KOs) vs. Lyneisha Jefferson (0-1), of Newark (NJ), Providence junior welterweight Josh "Bam Bam" Beeman (4-11-3, 2 KOs) vs. Robert Hunt (0-2), of Hyannis (MA), light heavyweight Paul Gonsalves (4-2, 3 KOs), of Harwich (MA), vs. Borngood Washington (3-11, 1 KO), Waterbury (CT) light welterweight Jair Ramos (2-0, 1 KO) vs. New Bedford's Joel Alarcon (0-2), Providence's Rameil Shelton (0-4) vs. Puerto Rican junior middleweight Jesus Javier Cintron (7-4-1, 1 KO), and Cape Cod heavyweight Jesse Barboza (4-1-1, 3 KOs), of Hyannis (MA), vs. TBA.
Pawtucket lightweight Toka Kahn-Clary, a 2010 National Golden Gloves champion who has signed a promotional deal with Top Rank, makes his much anticipated pro debut against an opponent to be determined. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, reasonably priced at $35.00, $45.00 and $75.00, are available to purchase by calling 1.401.241.3490 (RI) or 1.617.312.5059 (MA), going on line at www.bigsixentertainment, com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Rhode Island Convention Center box office.
Doors open at 6 PM/ET with the first bout scheduled for 7 PM/ET.
Hector Camacho Jr. Looks To Begin Title Run Saturday Night
This Saturday night Hector Camacho Jr. will be stepping into the ring against Bernardo Guereca and looking to get back on track to working towards a potential middleweight title fight.
Camacho Jr. (53-4-1, 28 KO) is 10-1 in his last 11 fights, with his only loss coming at the hands of David Lemieux for the WBC International Middleweight Title. Coming into this fight on a 16 month layoff, Camacho Jr. is ready to get into the ring.
“I am very excited for Saturday night,” said Camacho. “We have had countless fights fall through, and then I dealt with the hand injury. But everything’s great now. I had a great training camp. Guereca is a strong fighter and also a fellow southpaw. I can’t wait to get in there and go to work.”
When Camacho Jr. is not training he donates a large part of his time to working with inner city kids and is a Board Member for the nonprofit organization Find A Dream.
“Find A Dream is a great organization with the best interest of the kids in mind,” said Camacho Jr. “They strive to help build facilities for inner city youth to go to, to keep them off the streets and out of gangs. Too many kids nowadays lack direction or any kind of mentorship, and Find A Dream provides them with that outlet.”
Camacho Jr. is joined by an all-star team at Find A Dream, including former Olympic gold medalist and heavyweight champion Ray Mercer, former cruiserweight champion Bobby Czyz, Don Steele, amongst a few others.
Find A Dream is adamant about its boxers and Board members staying active within their community and portraying a positive image and role. In upcoming months they will be hosting several events to spread awareness and promote their cause.
Hector Camacho Jr. will be going to battle against Bernardo Guereca this Saturday night at La Villita Maverick Plaza in San Antonio Texas.
For more information on Find A Dream visit www.findadream.org.
YUSAF MACK TO TAKE ON SABOU BALLOGOU ON JULY 7TH AT THE PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA
Plus Philly Favorites Dhafir Smith, Tim Witherspoon Jr., Eric Hunter, Wahid Raheem, Tyrone Crawley Jr, Alex Barbosa and More as well as some of Philadelphia’s finest amateurs
PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 20, 2012)—On Saturday night July 7th at the beautiful Pennsylvania Convention Center, James Shuler Gym Promotions presents a night of boxing that will feature some of the best boxers in Philadelphia.
In the main event, Former world title challenger and currant USBA Light Heavyweight champion, Yusaf Mack will take on upset minded Sabou Ballogou in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.
Mack of Philadelphia has a record of 30-4-2 with seventeen knockouts and is coming an impressive performance when he scored an emphatic twelve round unanimous decision over former four-time world title challenger Omar Sheika on April 28th in Atlantic City.
Mack previously challenged for the IBF World championship and gave undefeated champion Tavoris Cloud all he wanted before being stopped in the eighth round.
Mack has victories over Donnell Wiggins (21-4-2); Jose Juan Vasquez (16-1-1); Daniel Judah (22-2-3) & Chris Henry (23-1)
Mack’s only setbacks have been to world champions Cloud, Alejandro Berrio, Glen Johnson and former world title challenger Librado Andrade.
Ballogou of Paris, France has a record of 8-5 with three knockouts.
He is a former IBC International and IBF Pan African Middleweight champion and is coming off a performance when he dropped an eight round unanimous decision to highly regarded and undefeated Derrick Webster in what was Ballogou’s American debut.
In that bout, Ballogou dropped Webster twice in round seven and Webster seemed seconds away from being knocked out before the bell rang to signal the end of the round. Webster was able to compose himself and hang on for the victory.
In the six round co-feature, newly crowned Pennsylvania Light Heavyweight champion Dhafir Smith (26-22-7, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Bobby Jordan (8-3-1, 4 KO’s) of Norfolk, VA.
In a four round Featherweight bout, former U.S. Olympic Alternate Eric Hunter (15-2, 8 KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on Jason Rorie (6-15-2, 3 KO’s) of Winston-Salem, NC
All below bouts are four rounders:
Tim Witherspoon Jr. (6-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Cassius Clay (0-3) in a Lightweight bout
Alex Barbosa (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be announced in a Bantamweight bout.
Tyrone Crawley Jr. (2-0) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be announced in a Welterweight bout
Wahid Raheem (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Isaac Suarez (7-1, 3 KO’s) of Lancaster, PA
Kareem Macfarland (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Saud Clark (1-0, 1 KO) in a battle of Philadelphia based Welterweights.
Terrell James will make his pro debut against Terrell Boggs (0-4) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Greg Jackson will make his pro debut against Vaughn Anderson (0-2) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Corey Morley will make his pro debut against Randy Easton (0-0-1) of Williamsport, PA in a Heavyweight bout.
Orlando Lewis (4-2, 4 KO’s) of Vineland, New Jersey will make his return after a four year hiatus when he takes part in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
There will also be appearances by some of the best amateur fighters in Philadelphia such as 2011-2012 National champion Rasheen Brown, Tony DuBose and Isiah Gibbons
Tickets are $100, $65, and $35 and can be purchased at
James Shuler Gym (750 North Brooklyn Street)
Spencer’s Barber Shop (4045 Lancaster, Ave)
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