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Joel Casamayor Set to Battle Lamont 'Bay' Pearson In Arizona

19.06.06 - DRL Promotions and the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona announced today that the main event for Friday, July 7th card is set and world-class Super-Featherweight Joel Casamayor will go to battle against Lamont "Bay" Pearson in a classic 10 round bout on live ESPN2 Friday Night Fights national television..

The Main Event

JOEL CASAMAYOR (32-3-1, 20 KO's) is a flashy, former Super-Featherweight Champion and a 1992 Olympic gold medalist for Cuba. The 34 year old punishing southpaw resides now in Miami, Florida. Casamayor comes into this must win fight razor sharp after recording yet another knockout victory, the 20th of his career, in a devastating 5th round KO over Antonio Ramirez last February.

When interrupted during workouts and asked about this match-up, Casamayor tersely replied, "I've heard all the praise about the boxing skills of my opponent, but nothing will stop me now, I am training as hard as ever, I will not be denied." Casamayor is working out and sparring daily at the Central Boxing gym in Phoenix.

LAMONT "BAY" PEARSON (23-3-1, 12 KO's) of Capitol Heights, Maryland is on an impressive roll. The 35 year old Super-Featherweight has won his last three professional fights, all in devastating unanimous decisions. But it was following a heartbreaking loss to WBA Featherweight Champion Nanthachal Yodsanan that Pearson may have earned his sports highest praise. After surviving a grueling battle and going the distance, Yodsanan called Pearson's talent and tenacity in the ring -- as pure and good as any champion. Pearson has gone toe to toe in six different title fights in his career. These two fighters may come from cultures and backgrounds worlds apart, but only one will walk away from this Celebrity war victorious and a step closer to contending for another title shot.

The Undercard

The undercard at "Celebrity Wars" has the star appeal of any main event. It includes; Welterweight JULIO "BABY FACE" GARCIA (36-2-0, 29 KO's) of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico against GROVER WILEY (30-7-1, 14 KO's) of Omaha, Nebraska. Wiley ended Mexican great Julio Cesar Chavez's career in September at US Airways Center. This anticipated war in the ring will decide the IBA America's Welterweight Title. The championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds. This bout will also be showcased on national television's ESPN2 prime time live coverage of Friday Night Fights. This card also spotlights Roberto Astacio (6-1-0) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and several undefeated upcoming stars such as Puerto Rico's, Hecter Sanchez (6-0-0 2 KO's) and Yukence Andino (5-0-0, 1 KO). This jammed packed card includes boxing's hottest knockout specialist John "Action" Jackson (5-0-0, 5 KO's) .

Celebrity Wars Ticket Information

Tickets for "Celebrity Wars" are on sale now. $60.00 or $30.00 each. Seating is in the Round. Tickets are available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office. To charge by phone call 602-267-1600 ext.1. To purchase online just click on the red "find tickets" button @ http://www.celebritytheatre.com .

DRL Promotions, LLC is a nationally known Boxing Promotional Company that stages major professional boxing events throughout the U.S and around the world. DRL Promotions was formed by Scottsdale, CPA, Dan Wise, Roberto Duran and Luis DeCubas.

Article posted on 20.06.2006



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