SEVEN-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION AMANDA SERRANO RETURNS TOMORROW ON MIAMI FIGHT NIGHT

New York, NY – Seven-division world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (37-1-1, 27 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, will return to action Tomorrow Night, Thursday, January 30, at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL, in an eight-round non-title lightweight clash against Simone Aparecida Da Silva, of San Paulo, Brazil. The fight will be part of the stellar “Miami Fight Night” event presented by Matchroom Boxing. 
 
Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment andMatchroom Boxing USA, the Puerto Rican native Serrano was excited about the opportunity, saying: “I was training for a mixed martial arts bout that was scheduled for January 25 in Puerto Rico and I was working super hard on my ground game. A few weeks ago, I was told the card was canceled, so I spoke with my promoter Lou DiBella. I told him that I wanted to stay active so I can be well prepared for the Katie Taylor fight later this year. My fans deserve for me to be in the best shape for that one. I only fought twice last year and those bouts were eight months apart. We both owe everyone that has been looking forward to the Taylor showdown to be 100% ready, and I promise that I will be.”
 
“Unquestionably, Amanda is one of the pound-for-pound queens of boxing. Her bout with Katie Taylor will be the Super Bowl of women’s boxing,” said 2020 International Boxing Hall-of-Fame Inductee Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “We’re thrilled that she will get another opportunity to showcase her talents against a quality opponent tomorrow night before she chases history.”
 
One of the most accomplished female fighters in history, Serrano unified the featherweight division on September 13, 2019, defeating fellow Brooklyn, NY, resident Heather Hardy via 10-round unanimous decision for the WBO featherweight world title. The victory, which took place at Madison Square Garden, also garnered Serrano the interim WBC featherweight world title. 
 
Earlier in the year, Serrano stopped Eva Voraberger in the first round on January 19, 2019, winning the vacant WBO Super Flyweight world title. 
 
In 2019, Da Silva battled with world ranked contenders Shelly Vincent and Tiara Brown, losing eight-round decisions. 

RUBEN VILLA CAMP NOTES

World-Ranked Featherweight Contender Headlines Against Alexei Collado on January 31st on ShoBox: The New Generation and Live on SHOWTIMEยฎ (10 PM ET/PT)

Photo credits BRETT OSTROWSKI

Undefeated featherweight and world-ranked Ruben Villa (17-0, 5 KOs) is winding down his training for his 10-round showdown with Cuban knockout artist Alexei Collado (26-2, 23 KOs), this Friday night at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. The bout will headline a three-fight telecast on ShoBox: The New Generation and live on SHOWTIME (10 PM ET/PT).  
Villa has been working hard just outside of his native Salinas, California. 
“Training camp has been good. I have been training in Prunedale which is a little bit outside of Salinas, but its close enough, so in a way I am home, but I am not at home.
 In Collado, he is facing a tough veteran, who has an impressive knockout ratio.
 “Collado is a real strong aggressive guy. He is a veteran. I have to be cautious because of his power and play it very smart on our end.” 
With a winning performance on January 31st, Villa can see himself in the middle of the featherweight title chase as he looks to improve on his number-five ranking by the WBO. 
“I feel like I’ve proven myself with the last couple of fights. I feel like I belong in the top-five if not higher. I feel that a win will set me up for bigger and better things.   
Villa has been more them grateful to accelerate from prospect to contender on the series that has showcased more than 75 world champions.
“Another main event on ShoBox. I am excited to showcase my talents in Louisiana again. It’s motivation to prove myself to people that I should be the main event.  
“I am usually just real focused. I know the featherweight division is stacked, but I am really just focused on what is in front of me and focused for the fight. After we are finished on January 31st, my team and I can figure out what is next; however, I feel that I am close to competing for a world title.”
Villa is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.
Undefeated Ukrainian and 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Taras Shelestyuk (17-0, 10 KOs) meets Argentina’s Luis Alberto Veron (18-1-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight matchup in the co-featured bout. The televised opener features an eight-round lightweight bout pitting ShoBox veteran Zhora Hamazaryan (9-1-1, 6 KOs) of Armenia against Sulaiman Segawa (13-2, 4 KOs) of Uganda.
The event is promoted by Banner Promotions, Thompson Boxing and Bishop Promotions LLC. Tickets can be purchased at  www.Bishoppromotions.com and prices are $20-$100.  

Weights from Barclays Center

Danny Garcia 147 vs. Ivan Redkach 146.75

(WBC welterweight title eliminator)

Jarrett Hurd 154.5 vs. Francisco Santana 155

Stephen Fulton, Jr. 122 vs. Arnold Khegai 121.75

(WBO junior featherweight title eliminator)

Patrick Harris 140.75 vs. Clay Burns 139.5

Keeshawn Williams 150 vs. Gaku Takahashi 147.25

Lorenzo Simpson 159.5 vs. Antonio Hernandez 159

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UFC FIGHT PASS BOXING EVENT IN TORONTO

DiBella Entertainment will debut its acclaimed Broadway Boxing series north of the border on Tuesday, January 28 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada.

The 113th edition of Broadway Boxing will be live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASSยฎ, the worldโ€™s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, beginning at 9:00pm ET/6:0pm PT.

Presented in association with Lee Baxter Promotions, advance tickets for the Broadway Boxing event start at $50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. The Danforth Music Hall is located at 147 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON MAK 1N2, Canada. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:30 p.m. with the first bell 8:00 p.m. For more information on the Danforth Music Hall please visit their website.

Headlining the nightโ€™s action, hometown favorite โ€œMr.โ€ Steve Rolls (19-1, 10 KOs), of Toronto, will battle Gilberto Pereira dos Santos of Brazil. Rolls is returning to battle following his competitive challenge against pound-for-pound great Gennadiy Golovkin on June 8, 2019, at Madison Square Garden, losing the first bout of his nine years as a professional.
 
Co-featured in a scheduled 10-rounder, Custio Clayton (17-0, 11 KOs), of Montreal, Canada, will defend his WBA-NABA welterweight title against Diego โ€œEl Chacareroโ€ Ramirez (21-3, 6 KOs), of Santa Fe, Argentina. The 25-year-old Clayton is coming off a stellar 2019, which included a sixth-round stoppage of former world champion DeMarcus Corley and a 10-round decision versus Johan Perez on June 29. Following a five-fight winning streak, the also 25-year-old, upset-minded Ramirez looks to rebound following a hard-fought 10-round decision loss to Maximiliano Veron on November 2, 2019, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This bout is promoted in association with Lee Baxter Promotions.
 
Junior middleweight prospect Hurshidbek โ€œHersheyโ€ Normatov (9-0, 3 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, clashes with Uriel โ€œEl Munecoโ€ Hernandez (13-5, 7 KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. A native of Uzbekistan where he had a stellar amateur career, accumulating a 190-40 record, the 27-year-old southpaw Normatov hits the ring following an eight-round decision against Walter Wright on August 29, 2019, at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. Hernandez has twice previously ventured up to Canada, taking local undefeated prospects, Jessie Wilcox and Jordan Balmir, the distance in close matches.
 
Opening the UFC FIGHT PASS broadcast, Amanda Galle (3-0), of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, faces off against Shelly Barnett (4-2-2), of Toronto, CA, in a scheduled eight-round junior featherweight bout. Gale, who was a three-time National champion as an amateur, won all three of her professional bouts in 2019 by four-round unanimous decision. Barnett, a former Canadian bantamweight champion, looks to stop the Galle train, coming off an eight-round split decision loss to Noemi Bosques on September 7, 2019, in Milwaukee, WI. This bout is promoted in association with Lee Baxter Promotions.
 
Local Toronto favorite Nick Fantauzzi (9-0, 5 KOs) battles Aaron Crawley (6-3, 1KO), of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, in an eight-round light heavyweight clash. โœ• Junior welterweights will see action as undefeated prospect Will Madera (14-0-3, 7 KOs), of Albany, NY, battles heavy-handed veteran Edgar Ramirez (17-15-1, 14 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, in a scheduled six-rounder.
 
Rounding out the card in a four-round cruiserweight clash, the popular Salar Gholami (3-0, 2 KOs), of Toronto hits the ring against Mateusz Kubiszyn (3-2, 2 KOs), of Rzeszow, Poland.
 
Now in its 17th year, Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance.

Newest addition Cordova captures 168-pound NBA world title

Cordova Jr. ends three-year layoff with championship performance

Super middleweight prospect breaks down dangerous Velazquez to capture NBA world title

Fighting for the first time since 2017, CES Boxing’s newest acquisition, Marvin “Much Too Much” Cordova Jr., added another championship to his collection Saturday night in his hometown of Pueblo, CO.

Cordova Jr. (23-2-1, 12 KOs) stopped tough Mexican challenger and 89-fight veteran Hector Velazquez with a series of body shots at the 2-minute, 23-second mark of the fourth round to capture the vacant NBA World Super Middleweight Title. The event headlined a five-fight card at the Southern Colorado Gaming and Event Center in Pueblo.

CES Boxing, the East Coast’s No. 1 promotion, and Cordova Jr. agreed to terms on a multi-year promotional agreement in 2019 as the former NABA and WBC Youth super lightweight champion prepares for another run at a world title. With Saturday’s win, Cordova Jr. has fought just twice since 2010, but remains one of the more intriguing prospects in the sport based on his track record.

Cordova Jr. fought 242 times as an amateur, which included a bronze medal in the 2002 U.S. U-19 Championships and a quarterfinal appearance in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials. He won his first 12 fights as a pro and 20 of his first 21 with the only blemish a draw against former world champion Victor Ortiz. Cordova Jr. also went the distance with ex-WBC welterweight champ Josesito Lopez and 64-fight vet Dennis Laurente.

“Marvin Cordova is the best-kept secret in boxing,” CES Boxing president Jimmy Burchfield Sr. “When the opportunity came to work with such a remarkable, dedicated talent, there was no hesitation on our end to join forces with Cordova and his team. There is no doubt in my mind he will back one top of the boxing world in no time and we’re excited about him bringing a world title back to Colorado.”

JEISON ROSARIO STOPS JULIAN WILLIAMS TO CAPTURE WBA & IBF SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLES IN FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT MAIN EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT FROM TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S LIACOURAS CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA

Rising Star Chris Colbert Drops Former Champion Jezreel Corrales & Wins Unanimous Decision to Capture Interim WBA Super Featherweight Title

&

Top Super Welterweight Prospect Joey Spencer Earns Unanimous Decision Over Erik Spring

Jorge Cota, Vito Mielnicki Jr. & Romuel Cruz Victorious in FOX PBC Fight Night Prelims on FS1 & FOX Deportes

Photo credits from Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

PHILADELPHIA – Jeison Rosario captured the WBA and IBF Super Welterweight World titles with a shocking fifth round stoppage of hometown favorite Julian “J-Rock” Williams Saturday night in the FOX PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX Deportes from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

“As soon as I stepped into the ring, I knew he could not hurt me,” said Rosario. “I knew that my power was affecting him right away. This is a big victory for me and for the whole Dominican Republic.”

“Rosario was the better man tonight,” said Williams. “It was a great homecoming for my fans and I’m sorry I let them down. What went wrong tonight needs to and will be fixed. We’re going to an immediate rematch and we look forward to returning the favor.”

In his first world title fight, the Dominican Republic’s Rosario landed power punches from the outset and opened up a cut on with a punch over Williams’ right eye in the second round. Williams was landing power punches of his own, but was unable to stop Rosario from coming forward.

Watch round two highlights where Rosario opens the cut over Williams’ eye here.

“I’m so emotional in this moment right now,” said Rosario. “When I lost my last fight I said I will never lose again until I become champion of the world and that’s what happened tonight. I came prepared. I knew before the fight that I was going to win it.”

In round five Rosario landed the punches that would ultimately lead to the end of the fight, hitting him with hard straight right hands that immediately slowed Williams.

“I have to give a lot of credit to my team,” said Rosario. “I had a 16-week training camp and that prepared me for this. My life is changed forever and I can support my family in a whole new way. I realized that I was going to win, once I was offered the fight. I knew that if I made the sacrifice, that I would do what I did tonight. I knew it 16 weeks ago.”

Rosario sensed his moment and came forward with big punches, while Williams tried to hold and survive. Eventually the onslaught proved to be too much, and referee Benjy Esteves halted the bout 1:37 into the round. At the time of the stoppage, Rosario led 39-37 on two cards, with the third card scored 38-38.

“I wasn’t surprised he was so good,” said Williams. “I told everybody he’s a real fighter. I have to accept it. The cut blurred my vision a little bit but it wasn’t the reason why I lost. He was the better fighter tonight. We’ve got a rematch clause. I’ll see him again soon. I’ll be back.”

Watch Rosario finish Williams in Round 5 here.

The co-main event saw rising star Chris “Prime Time” Colbert (14-0, 5 KOs) drop former champion Jezreel Corrales (23-4, 9 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory that earned him the Interim WBA Super Featherweight Title.

“He is a great fighter,” said Colbert. “People don’t realize that, because he had a bad decision against Ladarius Miller. But he’s a great fighter. He’s very awkward. He’s slick and fast. It was hard to catch him because he was running, but he came to fight. I take my hat off to him.”

The action began tactically, with Colbert trying to figure out the awkward style of the veteran former champion Corrales. Colbert switched from orthodox to southpaw and was able to control the early action despite a slow pace.

“I did my job in there,” said Corrales. “My strategy was to hit and not get hit. I felt like I made him struggle for a lot of the fight. The knockdown wasn’t from being hurt, it was my balance. Our feet got tangled and I lost my balance. I came in here to win. We both did our jobs, but the judges scored his pushing more than his punching.”

Colbert continued to vary up his attack as the fight went on, while Corrales was able to have some success in the middle rounds landing straight lefts to counter his attacking opponent. In round 10 Colbert began to pull away, landing a clean left hook followed by a right hook to the top of the head that put Corrales on a knee.

“I had confidence coming into the fight,” said Colbert. “I knew I was going to dominate the fight and I told you all that before the fight happened. He was running and I was trying to catch him, so I told my corner, let’s have a dog fight. We got 12 rounds. I’m in shape. You see, I didn’t sit down one round. I’m in shape and I came to fight. I wasn’t going to leave without this title.

The 23-year-old from Brooklyn seemed to get stronger as the fight went on and finished the championship rounds impressively, staggering Corrales in the waning moments of the fight to punctuate the performance. Colbert was the victor on all three judges’ cards, by scores of 117-110 twice and 116-111.

“The strategy was to use my jab like I did and try to set up my punches,” said Colbert. “But he’s very awkward and has good distance. Slowly but surely I decided to stop boxing, close the distance and get on him. I knew he couldn’t out throw me, I’m from Brooklyn.”

Watch highlights of Colbert vs. Corrales here and here. Watch the 10th round knockdown here and 11th round action here.

In the FOX PBC Fight Night opener, top super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer (10-0, 7 KOs)remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Erik Spring (13-4-2, 1 KO) after six rounds of action.

Fighting from the southpaw stance, Spring looked to land big overhand lefts but was rarely able to catch up to the speedy 19-year-old Spencer. Spencer dominated the action with his speed and by landing big hooks throughout the action.

“I was in there with a cagey, long southpaw,” said Spencer. “To be honest, when a guy is fighting as cagey as he was, it’s really hard for a guy with my style to just pull something out of nothing. He was a real defensive guy.”

Spencer was especially effective sneaking a powerful left hook around Spring’s guard. Spring tried to press the action in the later rounds and force a firefight but Spencer remained patient and picked his spots. Late in round six, a left hook from Spencer sent Spring flying into the ropes, before he was saved from the follow up onslaught by the bell.

“At the end I really just pressed him, said I’m going to finish strong, and hit him with some good shots,” said Spencer. “If I had done that in the first or second round, I would have ended it early. I’m glad to get the six rounds in. Experience is everything. You’re only as good as your next fight. I’m happy to get in there and get some good experience and I did my thing and got the shutout.”

“I was waiting too much,” said Spring. “I thought he would come in and engage more and I was looking counter him but he stayed on the outside. I was more impressed by his speed then his power. He’s a talented fighter but I could have been more effective.”

After six rounds, all three judges saw the fight for Spencer, by the score of 60-54 three times. PBC’s 2019 Prospect of the Year, Spencer will look for another big year in 2020.

“I’m going to stay busy this year,” said Spencer. “I’m going to have a four-fight year. This is one of four. We’re looking to bring some excitement and have some fun.”

Watch Joey Spencer seal his 10th career win with a powerful combo just before the final bell here.

Prior to the main card, FOX PBC Fight Night Prelims on FS1 and FOX Deportes saw Mexico’s Jorge Cota (30-4, 27 KOs) earn a fifth-round stoppage over Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (28-3-1, 10 KOs) 1:22 into their super welterweight bout, when LaManna’s corner advised the ringside doctor to halt the action.

Watch highlights of Jorge Cota’s fifth round stoppage of Thomas LaManna here.

The action also included sensational 17-year-old prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) dominate Preston Wilson (6-4-1, 4 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision by the score of 40-36 three times in their welterweight matchup.The Prelims opener saw undefeated Romuel Cruz (4-0-1, 2 KOs) score a first round stoppage of Julio Garcia (3-4, 2 KOs) 2:56 into their super bantamweight contest.

DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT’S ACCLAIMED BROADWAY BOXING SERIES DEBUTS IN TORONTO, CANADA, ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS

DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT’S ACCLAIMED BROADWAY BOXING SERIES DEBUTS IN TORONTO, CANADA, 

ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS

 

STEVE ROLLS HEADLINES IN HIS HOMETOWN VYING FOR THE 

USBA AND NABA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES

 New York, NY – DiBella Entertainment will debut its acclaimed Broadway Boxing series north of the border on Tuesday, January 28 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada. The 113thedition of Broadway Boxing will be live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASSยฎ, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, beginning at 9:00pm ET/6:0pm PT. 

 

Presented in association with Lee Baxter Promotions, advance tickets for the Broadway Boxing event start at $50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster HERE. The Danforth Music Hall is located at 147 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON MAK 1N2, Canada. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:30 p.m. with the first bell 8:00 p.m. For more information on the Danforth Music Hall please visit their website HERE. 

 

“I’m thrilled to work with Lee Baxter and debut the Broadway Boxing series abroad in Toronto,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Following a spirited challenge against Golovkin, Steve Rolls is determined to climb back into the world title picture at 168 pounds and will begin with an impressive victory on January 28, in front of his hometown fans and live on UFC FIGHT PASS. On the undercard, Hershey Normatov continues his rise in the junior middleweight division and light heavyweight contender ‘Hot Rod’ Kalajdzic returns to the ring following his world title challenge last year. Lee will also feature two of his exciting Canadian fighters in the unbeaten welterweight contender Custio Claytan and amateur star Amanda Galle.”

 

Headlining the night’s action, hometown favorite “Mr.” Steve Rolls (19-1, 10 KOs), of Toronto, will battle Shady Gamhour (12-0, 9 KOs), of Pensacola, FL, over 10 rounds for the vacant IBF-USBA and WBA-NABA super middleweight titles. Rolls is returning to battle following his competitive challenge against pound-for-pound great Gennadiy Golovkin on June 8, 2019, at Madison Square Garden, losing the first bout of his nine years as a professional. The 29-year-old Gamhour, a native of Brody, Sweden, trained by four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr., looks to kick off 2020 in style following two stoppage victories last year, which included a fourth-round knockout of Joshua Weems on October 18, 2019, in Columbus, OH. 

 

Co-featured in a scheduled 10-rounder, Custio Clayton (17-0, 11 KOs), of Montreal, Canada, will defend his WBA-NABA welterweight title against Diego “El Chacarero” Ramirez (21-3, 6 KOs), of Santa Fe, Argentina. The 25-year-old Clayton is coming off a stellar 2019, which included a sixth-round stoppage of former world champion DeMarcus Corley and a 10-round decision versus Johan Perez on June 29. Following a five-fight winning streak, the also 25-year-old, upset-minded Ramirez looks to rebound following a hard-fought 10-round decision loss to Maximiliano Veron on November 2, 2019, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This bout is promoted in association with Lee Baxter Promotions. 

 

Junior middleweight prospect Hurshidbek “Hershey” Normatov (9-0, 3 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, clashes with Uriel “El Muneco” Hernandez (13-5, 7 KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. A native of Uzbekistan where he had a stellar amateur career, accumulating a 190-40 record, the 27-year-old southpaw Normatov hits the ring following an eight-round decision against Walter Wright on August 29, 2019, at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. Hernandez has twice previously ventured up to Canada, taking local undefeated prospects, Jessie Wilcox and Jordan Balmir, the distance in close matches. 

 

Opening the UFC FIGHT PASS broadcast, Amanda Gale (3-0), of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, faces off against Shelly Barnett (4-2-2), of Toronto, CA, in a scheduled eight-round junior featherweight bout. Gale, who was a three-time National champion as an amateur, won all three of her professional bouts in 2019 by four-round unanimous decision. Barnett, a former Canadian bantamweight champion, looks to stop the Gale train, coming off an eight-round split decision loss to Noemi Bosques on September 7, 2019, in Milwaukee, WI. This bout is promoted in association with Lee Baxter Promotions.

 

Light heavyweight contender and former world title challenger “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-2, 17 KOs), of St. Petersburg, FL, returns to the ring following his world title challenge against IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev on May 4, 2019, in Stockton, CA, in a bout telecast on ESPN. He will face Juan Carlos Raygosa(15-16-3, 6 KOs), of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in a scheduled eight-round bout at cruiserweight. 

 

Local Toronto favorite Nick Fantauzzi (9-0, 5 KOs) battles Aaron Crawley (6-3, 1KO), of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, in an eight-round light heavyweight clash. 

 

Junior welterweights will see action as undefeated prospect Will Madera (14-0-3, 7 KOs), of Albany, NY, battles heavy-handed veteran Edgar Ramirez (17-15-1, 14 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, in a scheduled six-rounder. 

 

Rounding out the card in a four-round cruiserweight clash, the popular Salar Gholami (3-0, 2 KOs), of Toronto hits the ring against Mateusz Kubiszyn (3-2, 2 KOs), of

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Yomar “The Magic” Alamo Camp Notes

Yomar “The Magic” Alamo

Camp Notes

Alamo: โ€œI am training in Puerto Rico we are still under the charge of Ivan Calderรณn with Efrain Roman and my father Armando Alamo plus รngel Cotto in the physical! As Kendo is a clumsy fighter in the ring, he depends on exerting pressure, not fighting with an opponent that puts pressure on him and hits him hard! We can say that we will do everything in the ring but after that first campaign is what we have to execute we are ready for 20 rounds under pressure thanks to the sparring which Jeyson Vรฉlez has helped me among others! We are readyโ€

@themagicalamo ๐Ÿ†š @kendotremendo

Clash of Unbeaten Feb.28 on Boxeo Telemundo

Miami, Florida: All Star Boxing, Inc has announced the 2020 opening series headliner which features it’s traditional Puerto Rico vs Mexico rivalry but with added stakes, WBO #8th ranked NABO champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo(17-0-1 12 KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against also unbeaten WBO #15 ranked Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda(17-0 8 KO’s) of San Antonio, Texas. The bout will be 10 rounds in the super lightweight division with the WBO/NABO title on the line. Alamo will be making his 3rd defense of the Title at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center on February 28th

@allstarboxinginc @royjonesjrboxing @tutozabalajr @keithveltre

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Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda Camp Notes

Castaneda: โ€œTraining camp is great! Here in San Antonio,Texas at boxers and brawlers as well as Texas strength systems. My thoughts about fighting for the WBO NABO Super Lightweight Title are tremendously positive. Iโ€™m at the peak of my career and ready to execute. My thoughts about Alamo is that heโ€™s a well rounded boxer, but lacks the old school aggressiveness that I got. And thatโ€™s where I got himโ€.

@themagicalamo ๐Ÿ†š @kendotremendo

Clash of Unbeaten Feb.28 on Boxeo Telemundo

Miami, Florida: All Star Boxing, Inc has announced the 2020 opening series headliner which features it’s traditional Puerto Rico vs Mexico rivalry but with added stakes, WBO #8th ranked NABO champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo(17-0-1 12 KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against also unbeaten WBO #15 ranked Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda(17-0 8 KO’s) of San Antonio, Texas. The bout will be 10 rounds in the super lightweight division with the WBO/NABO title on the line. Alamo will be making his 3rd defense of the Title at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center on February 28th

@allstarboxinginc @royjonesjrboxing @tutozabalajr @keithveltre

#alamocastaneda

OLYMPIAN LUIS CABRERA INKS WITH TUTO ZABALA JR.

OLYMPIAN LUIS CABRERA INKS WITH TUTO ZABALA JR.

Miami, Florida: All Star Boxing, Inc has announced the signing of Rio 2016 Venezuelan Olympian Luis Angel Cabrera to a multi-year exclusive agreement. Cabrera, 24, has a decorated amateur background. In 2013, he captured the Gold medal in the Juvenile National Championship, 2014 Gold Medal Men’s National Championship, 2015 Pan American Games Bronze medal, 2016 Rio Olympian, 2017 World Qualifiers Bronze medal, 2018 South America Games Silver Medal and 2019 Pan American Games Bronze Medal.

Cabrera had several notable wins during his illustrious amateur career.  Current top prospect Henry “Moncho” Lebron of Puerto Rico and most notable current IBF World Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez during the 2016 Olympic qualifiers finals in Argentina, Both fighters currently signed by Top Rank.