Benavidez, Ruiz-McCall, Gradovich on Beltran-Kim - ESPN

By Rick Reeno

As previously reported on, Top Rank is staging a show on December 6th at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The card is one of three boxing events being staged that week in Las Vegas. Top Rank is also staging an event on December 7th at Texas Station Hotel & Casino, and Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez takes place on December 8th at the MGM Grand.

The card at the Mirage, which is being televised as a special event on ESPN, will feature a lightweight main event between Raymundo Beltran (26-6, 17KOs) and Ji-Hoon Kim (24-7, 18KOs).

Also on the card:

Welterweight prospect Jose Benavidez (17-0, 13KOs) will take on Jesus Selig (15-1-1, 9KOs).

Heavyweight prospect Andy Ruiz (16-0, 10KOs) will face Elijah McCall (11-1-1, 10KOs), the son of former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall.

Featherweight Evgeny "Mexican-Russian" Gradovich (14-0, 7KOs) will face Willie Villanueva (10-4-1, 2KOs).

And the show will also feature the highly anticipated pro debut of Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mayweather41-0 on 11-04-2012

def going to watch this some pretty good fights here Beltran/Kim should be all action

Comment by jchavez1987 on 11-04-2012

I wanna see benavidez be impressive...... i also wanna see him move up .he seems to lose his legs after 6 in his debut in a 8 round bout. trouble from making weight ?????

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-02-2012

Ruiz Jr has some very fast hands w/ an always over-wt body...he needs to shed about 15# @ least...Mccall best come ready as Ruiz is there, good digs 2 the body...

Comment by JeromyM on 11-02-2012

pretty decent card looking forward to it. Ruiz has some fast hands...but he needs to get his body into shape. This will be by far his toughest test. I also like watching Kim.

Comment by kokingbill on 11-02-2012

[QUOTE=gingerbreadman;12659863]The words "Ruiz-McCall" almost gave me a heart attack[/QUOTE] Me too. That was a close call.

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