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Boxing at Pechanga Oct. 25 A Tribute To Emanuel Steward

TEMECULA, Calif – A night of hard driving, Southern California-fueled boxing fights get underway at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, October 25 with the first bell ringing at 8:00p.m. Englebrecht Promotions and David Arroyos present a lineup made up of professional boxers, nearly all of whom are from the Southland, including the co-main event featuring a rematch for the IFBA Junior Flyweight World Championship between two ferocious female fighters, Sindy Amador of Riverside, Calif. and Amaris Quintana of San Diego, Calif. The main event pits Hector Serrano of Perris, Calif. against former IBA champion Rogelio Castenada, Jr. of Tijuana, MX. 

Tickets for this one of a kind boxing event at Pechanga Resort & Casino are on sale now and may be purchased at the Pechanga Box Office, via telephone at (877) 711-2WIN or online at www.Pechanga.com . Tickets are $45 and $65.

“As much as this is going to be an event all about the Southern California fighters, it’s also an event for us to pay tribute to a boxing renaissance man – Emmanuel Steward,” says co-promoter David Arroyos. “He was a manager, a commentator, analyst, trainer and a promoter and we feel his loss in the boxing community every day.” 

Co-promoter David Arroyos says Steward’s last three promoted fights took place inside the Grand Ballroom at Pechanga Resort & Casino in 2012. “He would have wanted to see a full slate of well-matched fights in the venue he called his ‘home.’” Steward passed away suddenly on October 25, 2012, one year to the day of the upcoming fight, due to complications with colon cancer. He was 68. A top amateur national golden gloves champion boxer in his early years, Steward made his mark on the sweet science as a trainer for 43 notable professional boxers including Thomas Hearns, Hilmer Kenty, Milt Mcrory, Jimmy Paul, Oscar de la Hoya, Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Miguel Cotto, James Tony, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez and more. Fight fans also often saw Steward on live television as a commentator for HBO Sports. Residents of his hometown of Detroit knew him for his philanthropic work that aimed to help underprivileged children attain educations. Promoters invite all boxing and sports fans to enjoy an action-packed night of boxing as a tribute to the International Boxing Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward.

In the main event, junior welterweight prospect Hector Serrano battles it out in a eight rounder against seasoned veteran and former IBA Champion Rogelio Castaneda, Jr. In the co-featured bout, Sindy Amador and Amaris Quintana meet in a rematch of their 2012 square-off. This time, they will fight not only for bragging rights, but also for the IFBA Junior Flyweight World Championship.

Doors open at the Grand Ballroom in the Pechanga Resort Casino at 7pm and the first bell rings at 8pm. The exciting undercard rounding out the five-bout show will be announced at a later date.

Fighting out of Perris, California, Hector “Teco” Serrano (17-3, 6 KOs) has built a large fan following in the local fight scene, and after a couple setbacks, is back pursuit of a world title. Unbeaten in four straight matches since 2012, the 28-year-old knows that a quality win over the veteran Castaneda will keep that momentum going.

Tijuana native Rogelio Castaneda, Jr. (26-17-3, 8 KOs) has forgotten more than most fighters know, a tribute to a nearly 17-year career. Having faced the likes of Lucas Matthysse, Lamont Peterson, Demetrius Hopkins, and Francisco Bojado, Castaneda says he has some surprises Serrano on October 25.

Riverside’s Sindy Amador (10-1, 1 KO) tore through her first 10 pro opponents, most notably defeating Carina Moreno in August 2012. However, a split decision loss earned her another shot at championship gold against a fighter she defeated in 2012, Amaris Quintana.

One of female boxing’s top rising stars, La Mesa’s Amaris Quintana (6-1-2, 1 KO), returns to the ring after more than a year off following her six-round decision loss to Amador in May of 2012. Determined to get even with her opponent on October 25, the 23-year-old will get an added bonus if she scores a victory – a world championship belt.

Another bonus for fight fans, KTLA 5 Television’s Mark Kriski enters the ring for this show as Ring Announcer. An icon in the Southern California television scene, Kriski was first hired by Emanuel Steward to announce his 2012 boxing events at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AKAcronym on 09-27-2013

Whaaat. Pechanga is about 10 miles away. I really want to go to this. Still haven't been to a fight there yet. Sad when I found out Ward fought there a little over 4 years ago.

Comment by MoneyMayGoat on 09-27-2013

Emanuel Steward, simply my favorite person affiliated with the sport of boxing.........in history.

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