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Releford And Miranda Return On June 16

HOLLYWOOD, FL, June 1 – Gaining supporters with each successive outing, Heavyweight ‘Comeback Kid’ Kendrick Releford has stunned boxing observers with his resurgence over the last year; unbeaten Colombian Middleweight Edison Miranda could be dubbed ‘The Knockout Kid’ for his tendency to end fights before the judges’ scorecards are read.. On Thursday, June 16, at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida, Warriors Boxing Promotions Inc’s latest phenoms will thrill boxing fans once again as they highlight the undercard of the 12 round IBF Lightweight Elimination Bout between Ricky Quiles and Javier Jauregui.

This exciting night of World-Class boxing is presented by Warriors Boxing Promotions, Inc. in association with The Seminole Coconut Creek Casino and Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first bell rings at 7:30pm.

In the featured undercard bout on June 16, streaking Heavyweight contender Kendrick Releford of Fort Worth, Texas, will battle Akron, Ohio’s David Polk (9-4) in a ten round matchup. Releford (13-4-1, 5 KOs) has been a late bloomer in the sport, rebounding from an 8-3-1 early pro record to win his last five bouts, including victories over Elieser Castillo, Ron Guerrero, and Ramon Garbey. The 23 year-old Texan currently holds the WBO Latino and IBF United States Atlantic Coast Regional Championship Titles. He is on the fast track to the top ten within the coming year.

Also on tap at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino is an intriguing 12 round Middleweight Championship bout between rising star Edison Miranda (22-0, 21 KOs) and fellow prospect Jose Varela (17-1, 13 KOs). Barranquilla, Colombia’s Miranda is coming off his US debut on May 20, where he won an impressive decision over rugged Sam Reese in a ten round battle. Blessed with concussive power and a pleasing style, boxing insiders believe the 24-year-old is destined for great things in the Middleweight division. But he will have to get past Chinandega’s Varela first; no easy task since the former Nicaraguan Champion has no shortage of dynamite in his gloves and is fresh off back-to-back fourth round knockout wins in his native country.

Rounding out the card on June 16 will be Ethiopian knockout artist Sammy Retta (17-2, 16 KOs), who faces hard-hitting Fort Wayne, Indiana native Corey Bodd (7-6, 7 KOs) in a Light Heavyweight bout scheduled for six rounds; and sensational Junior Middleweight prospect Ed Paredes will open the show by putting his 3-0 (2 KOs) record on the line in a four round special attraction against an opponent to be announced shortly. In Paredes’ last bout, on May 20, he made his national television debut on ESPN2 by stopping Jean Michel in two rounds.

For tickets to “Thunder Storm at the Creek”, priced at $100, $50 and $30, please call 954.977.6700, 1.866.2CASINO or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Article posted on 01.06.2005



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