Bantamweight Rematch Tops Guilty Card

02.08.05 - Two vaunted bantamweight bangers--Jesus Rios of Guasave, Mexico, and Francisco Paredes of Mexico City--meet for the second time when they clash in the 10-round main event on the nationally and internationally televised “Guilty Fight Night” card presented by Guilty Boxing Friday, Aug. 12, at El Foro in Tijuana..

The two have halted more than 90 percent of their opponents. The 21-year-old Rios has 17 knockouts while achieving a mark of 19-2 while the 30-year-old Paredes has 12 knockouts en route to a record of 13-10.

The main event is a rematch of their fight on a Guilty Boxing card Dec. 3, 2004, in Tijuana. Paredes upset Rios in that bout, scoring a ninth-round knockout. But Paredes had to survive a second-round knockdown before landing the left hook which ended their first encounter.

Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are seen domestically on America One, Comcast Sports Chicago, DirecTV, Dish Network and The Urban Network; in Europe, Africa and middle eastern countries on Fox Sports International; in Europe and Africa on BEN Television; in the Caribbean on WCVI Super Station; and in Japan.

Guilty Boxing’s weekly cards are seen in 202 million households worldwide, making Guilty Productions one of the fastest-growing providers of boxing television programming in the world.

This is another in the ongoing series of “Guilty Fight Night” cards to be held in Tijuana. The innovative Guilty Boxing series was launched during May, 2004, and has presented cards in Las Vegas, California, Arizona and Connecticut as well as Tijuana.

The Guilty Boxing card starts at 7 p.m. (Pacific) with gates to El Foro opening at 6.

Commentators for Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are “The Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo. Sheridan, a Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, has worked almost 800 world championship bouts on six continents during a career that has spanned more than five decades. Ricardo, for 11 years a place kicker on four NFL teams, also is a veteran announcer and has covered the biggest events in the sports world, ranging from Super Bowls to World Cups.

Article posted on 02.08.2005

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