War at the A La Carte

ESPN Friday Night Fights returns to the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, FL for the first time since March 2007 as Fight Night Productions and Warriors Boxing present the second installment of the “Winghouse Fight Night” series.

The main event will feature Cuban sensation and Jr. middleweight hard hitting Yudel Jhonson (10-0, 7 KOs) against Columbian Jose Miguel Torres (24-4, 19 KOs) in a ten round bout, Torres winning by TKO 2 yrs ago against Segundo Herrera in Columbia. Jhonson – currently the #10 ranked contender by the WBC – is best known for winning the silver medal in the jr welterweight division in the 2004 Olympic Games.

The co-main event will feature Tyrese Hendrix (20-2-1, 9 KOs) from Gainesville, GA battling Walter Estrada (38-14-1, 25 KOs) in a eight-round jr welterweight contest. Hendrix is one of Georgia’s top prospects. Estrada proved his toughness when he upset former lightweight champion Nate Campbell back in November 2010.

Featured on the undercard are numerous local fan favorites including jr welterweight Joseph Fernandez (1-0-1) from Arcadia, FL; jr middleweight Manny Woods (6-1, 3 KOs) from Tampa; and Florida State featherweight champion Charlie Serrano (11-2, 2 KOs) from Tampa.

Doors open at 7p and first fight is at 8p. Tickets start at $25 and are available at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) or a the box office. The A La Carte Pavilion is located at 4050 Dana Shores Drive in Tampa Florida.

WEIGHTS FROM TAMPA

By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

Featherweights
Charlie Serrano 124.8 vs. Robert De Luz 125.4

Super Middleweights
Zack Thomas 170 vs. Laurent Beden 169 (Debut)

Middleweights
Brian Chiary 165.6 vs. Alex Quiroga 169.4

Featherweights
Angel Abelo 128.8 vs. Daniel Harris 129.6

Middleweights
Inka Laleye 155.6 vs. Erix Quinteros 157.8

Super Middleweights
Jose Alonzo 168.2 vs. Mustafah Johnson 166.2

Super Flyweights
Felipe Castaneda 113.6 vs. Daniel Lozano 114.4

Venue: FightNight Promotions
Location: A La Carte Pavilion – Tampa, Fl. (7:00 p.m.)

SERRANO-DE LUZ BATTLE FOR STATE PRIDE

Damon Gonzalez Report
Tampa, Florida – The seven card FightNight has been squared on the scale today for FightNight Productions in association with WingHouse, This Friday at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Featuring In the main event featherweights, The USA Florida State Champion Charlie Serrano (10-2, 2KO’S) currently rating with BoxRec.com No.#15 in the World will face Robert “No Lose” De Luz (13-31, 9KO’s) who is seeking supremacy in his long aging career will square off in an exciting match as Serrano will defend his State title for the first time.
An exciting card as follows Super Middleweight undefeated Jose “El Cheloman” Alonzo (11-0, 7KO’s) plans on marching right through Mustafah Johnson (8-10, 2KO’s) from Indiana, Middleweights Inka Laleye (3-1, 1KO) vs. Erix Quinteros (2-6), Featherweights Angel Abelo (3-3,1 KO) vs. Daniel Harris (1-0, 1KO), Middleweights Hometown Brian Chiary (10-6, 2KO’s) vs. Alex Quiroga (10-6, 5 KO’s), Super Flyweights Felipe Castaneda (5-1, 3KO’s) vs. Daniel Lozano (7-0, 5KO’s).

THE BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL: WINNER TAKES ALL

THE BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL: WINNER TAKES ALL

WHO: Joseph Agbeko vs. Abner Mares

IBF Bantamweight Champion WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion

28-2 (22 KO’s) 21-0-1 (13 KO’s)

Accra, Ghana Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.

By way of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico

Vic Darchinyan vs. Yonnhy Perez

35-3-1 (27 KO’s) 20-1-1 (14 KO’s)

Sydney, Australia Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

By way of Vanadzok, Armenia By way of Cartagena, Colombia

Top prospects showcased on Martinez-Dzinziruk undercard

NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 2, 2011) – Some of the top prospects in boxing will be showcased March 12 on the hottest New England pro boxing show of the 21st century, “Diamond Elite,” live on HBO World Championship Boxing from MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

World Boxing Council (“WBC”) Emeritus and The Ring Magazine middleweight champion, 2010 Fighter of the Year Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs), takes on World Boxing Organization (“WBO”) junior middleweight champion, Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk (37-0, 34 KOs), in the 12-round main event for the vacant World Boxing Council Diamond middleweight title.

The chief supporting fight is “Celtic War,” pitting exciting middleweights Andy Lee of Ireland and Scotland’s Craig McEwan, in the 10-round co-feature of ethnic rivalry, potentially offering world title shot implications for the winner.

Lee (24-1, 18 KOs) will enter the ring riding a nine-fight win streak since his lone career setback to Bryan Vera in 2008. Since then, though, the Emmanuel Steward-trained Irish banger has defeated James Cook, Willie Gibbs, Michael Walker, and former world title challenger Mamadou Thiam. Lee, a 2004 Irish Olympian now living in New York City, is ranked #5 by the WBA and #14 by the WBC.

McEwan (19-0, 10 KOs) was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, but he now lives in Hollywood, California where he trains with world renowned trainer Freddie Roach, who is a native New Englander. McEwan is coming off the most significant victory of his career on July 23, 2010, when he took a decision from former world title challenger Danny Perez. McEwan also holds a victory over Vera, the only man to defeat Lee as a professional.

An array of undefeated, promising prospects round-out a loaded top-to-bottom card against opponents to soon be determined. Leading the way is explosive Dominican featherweight Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (13-0, 10 KOs), who has the same head trainer as Martinez, Gabriel Sarmiento, in an 8-round bout. Fortuna had many people tabbing his as the next “Marvilla” after his last performance when he knocked out the previously undefeated Victor Valenzuela in a matter of minutes.

A pair of unbeaten junior middleweights with 2008 Olympian pedigrees will be in action, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (12-0, 8 KOs), of Providence, and Puerto Rican knockout specialist Jonathan “Montequilla” Gonzalez (11-0, 11 KOs), in separate matches.

Local favorite Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski (8-0, 2 KOs), a lightweight from Quincy, Massachusetts, fights February 9 in New York City but he is scheduled to come right back Mar. 12 for a scheduled 6-rounder at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The 2008 National Golden Gloves Tournament runner-up has a growing legion of passionate fans in New England.

Greek heavyweight Soyna Lamonakis (3-0, 1 KO), a 4-time New York Golden Gloves champion now living in Turner Falls, Massachusetts, brings her crowd-pleasing style into the squared-circle in a 6-round match. Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day, Irish-American light heavyweight Seannie Monaghan (4-0, 3 KOs), fighting out of Long Island, puts his undefeated pro record on the line in a 4-round bout. Also fighting on the undercard in a 4-rounder is California welterweight Abraham Lopez (1-1).

“Diamond Elite: Martinez vs. Dzinziruk” will be presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Banner Promotions. Lee vs. McEwan will be presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions. Both bouts will be broadcast live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT.

Tickets for “Diamond Elite: Martinez vs. Dzinziruk,” are priced at $450, $250, $125, $75, and $50 and on sale through the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.mgmatfoxwood.com, by calling the MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office.

For more information about DiBella Entertainment, including a list of all upcoming bouts, please visit http://www.dbe1.com, or follow Lou DiBella on twitter, @loudibella.

On tonight’s ShoBox (11p), The Freddie Roach-trained Lateef Kayode(L) is going for a 15th straight KO! But Nick “The Showstopper” Iannuzzi from Tampa has other plans.

CAMPFORT DEFEATS WILLIS

In the main event OnePunch Productions “Ballroom Brawl” at the Doubletree Westshore in Tampa, Florida Jr. Middleweights in a rivalry of two local hard fighters Quinton Willis (6-2-1, 3 KO’s) takes on “Silky” Wilky Campfort (7-1-0, 4 kKO’s), needless to say this fight started with great action from the bell as Willis came forward early with a jab and nice hooks, Campfort adjusted quickly with power shots of his own making Willis fight going backwards, Campfort kept the pressure on Willis throughout the round taking one in his favor. Willis was not having any of it pressing the action and going right to the body of Campfort who seemed game responding with slick combinations moving side to side, Willis stays right in there with a nice straight right hand putting Campfort in defensive stands very close round to call.
Willis keeping the action right in Silky’s face, who continuous to respond with vicious shots two Willis chin, Willis keeping the pace as both fighters exchange in the center of the ring 2 rounds to one at this point for Campfort. Quickly Campfort jabbing his way in then landing straight right hands at Willis who tends to be ducking a lot in the round, Willis known as a extra base hitter not picking up the pace in three.
Willis not fighting with consistency not having any distance with Campfort , who continues to throw nice short hooks working in the inside at will with Willis who needs to pick up the pace to have an opportunity to win the fight Campfort just building great momentum for himself at this point of the match.
Willis comes out with a nice overhand right in the beginning of round five, Campfort jumps right in there back in very close range with Willis not allowing him to load up his shots, Campfort just showing beautiful display of boxing tonight. Willis came out in the last round throwing more shots but out countered by the control led Campfort who wins unanimous decision 60-54 and 59-55 twice.

In co-main event rising star from Cuba Luis Ortiz (6-0, 4 KO’s) slugs it out with Ruben Rivera (3-6-0, 1KO) from Puerto Rico, as Ortiz does not waist any time going right to Rivera’s body and establishing a good double up jab early in the round, Rivera slow to react in exchange with Ortiz who continues to control the pace. In two, Rivera hanging in with Ortiz who landed most of the punches and body shots in the round, Ortiz showing the cleaner harder shots.
Ortiz calmly continuing to control the action landing solid hooks to Rivera’s body, Ortiz in excellent fighting shape outworks the slower Rivera in three. Rivera has to make something happen at this point of the fight just getting out worked. Rivera quickly turns to low blow tactics in the round jumping on Ortiz in the clinch, Ortiz continues to dish out another low blow shot a point from Rivera was taken, Rivera jumped in there right away and bought the DQ with another senseless low blow to Ortiz, At 2:50 mark Rivera gets the DQ loss.
Undercard Action Results:
Cuba’s Yoandris Salinas (5-0, 2KO’s) demolishes Angel Lopez (2-10, 2KO’s) from Puerto Rico with a tremendous assault to the body as referee Max Parker, Jr. stops the bout at 1:50 of the first round
Miguel Canales (0-1) in his pro debut was dropped twice in the 1st round by Frank Gedeon (2-0) who was in the driver’s seat early. Canales could not start the engine corner threw in the towel in the 2nd round at .50 seconds, Gedeon remains undefeated.
Kadel Martinez (1-0) from Cuba takes the majority decision over Shane Tenney (0-2) scores 38-38 and 40-36 twice. Martinez showed more showboating then fighting however slightly edged it out.
Vilier Quinonez (2-0) from Miami, Fl. Makes quick work out of LD Herbert (0-1) from Texas stopping him at 1.13 of the 1st round.
Umberto Savinge (3-1, 2KO’s)from Cuba controlling action throughout the bout against Amador Acevedo (3-9-1 3KO’s) winning the unanimous decision 40-36 on all judges cards.
Sherali Dostiev was very unimpressive winning a unanimous decision over Carlos Rivera from Oldsmar, Fl.

Luis Ortiz from Cuba wins a DQ at 2:50 of the 5th round over Ruben Rivera from Puerto Rico so far its a good night for the Cuban fighters.