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Burgos-Vazquez on ESPN; Reynoso Eyes Provodnikov War

Orange, CA - The city of Corona becomes boxing central when Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions bring their two sets of warriors to the forefront this Friday.

Russian born Ruslan Provodnikov (21-1, 14 KOs) and Riverside born Jose Reynoso (16-3-1, 3 KOs) star in the main event at Omega Products International in Corona. The popular outdoor event will also be televised on ESPN2 "FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS".

Reynoso, 27, is a very crafty southpaw boxer who continues to improve in every aspect of the combat sport. Trained in Riverside, the lefthander has fought a number of talented opponents and has not lost a bout in three years. Reynoso is riding streak of seven fights without a loss.

"Jose Reynoso is prepared and ready to win. We are happy to bring this fight close to home and give Reynoso's fans a thrilling night of boxing." said Ken Thompson president of the Southern California boxing firm. "June 29 will mark the first time that we promote an ESPN event from our very own Omega Products Outdoor Arena and we hope to be great hosts to co promoter Art Pelullo and the Worldwide Leader in Sports."

Provodnikov, 28, trains in Las Vegas and has only one loss on his record. That came against another Riverside prizefighter a year ago in perhaps the "Fight of the Year" with Mauricio Herrera. The Russian bomber is ultra strong and has a seek-and-destroy mentality inside the ring.

Tickets are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.

In a junior bantamweight fight Mexicali's Roberto "Azabache" Castaneda (20-1-1, 15 KOs) makes his first appearance in the U.S. against Christopher Martin (23-2-3, 6 KOs). The 21-year-old power puncher Castaneda looks to impress the American crowd with his art of the knockout abilities.

Martin, 25, a slick boxing young veteran out of San Diego, attempts to snap a three-fight winless streak. He's an exceptional boxer who can fight any style. Power punchers are his favorite meal. Don't be fooled by his lack of knockouts. He's taken down many power punchers in his still young career.

Junior middleweights Dashon "Flyboy" Johnson and Angel Osuna are no strangers to boxing fans in the Inland area. Johnson (13-5-3, 4 KOs) fights out of nearby Escondido and has both power and speed. Osuna (7-3-1, 4 KOs) fights out of the desert area of Coachella. It's an evenly matched bout and both fighters have proven to possess action prone styles.

Female prizefighters Lissette Medel (6-1-1) and Tatina Anderson (5-1-1) are set for their rematch in a four round junior lightweight fight. They met each other last year in Primm, Nevada in a bout that ended in a draw. Medel fights out of Maywood and Anderson trains in Las Vegas. Their first encounter was a doozy.

A welterweight match pits Riverside's Roberto "Puerto Rican Prince" Crespo (4-1) against Watsonville, California's Robert Godoy (6-2, 3 KOs) in a four round contest. Every north versus south fight has proven to pack a little extra.

Others included on the fight card will be Russian junior lightweight Evgeny Chuprakov (3-0, 2 KOs), Riverside's Aaron Acevedo and debuting Daniel Martinez of Lake Elsinore.

Art Pellulo/Banner Promotions, Ken Thompson/Thompson Boxing, JEG Boxing, ESPN & the Edgewater Casino Resort Presents a night of world class boxing on July 20th at The Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.  The main event & co-main event will be televised live on ESPN’S Friday Night Fights on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN 3 at 9 p.m. ET.

In the ten round main event, former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, 29-1 with 19 knockouts of Tijuana, Mexico will look to make it five straight wins when he takes on Cesar Vazquez, 25-0 with 16 knockouts of Mexicali, Mexico in a ten round Super Featherweight bout for the WBO Latino Junior Lightweight Championship.

Burgos, 24 years old is ranked No. 2 by the WBO and No. 4 by the IBF and is one of the hottest fighters in the 130 pound division.  Since he came up just short in his title opportunity to the distinguished Hozumi Hasegawa, Burgos has had four signature victories which include wins over previously undefeated Luis Cruz and former world champion Cristobal Cruz.  In the fight with Cristobal Cruz, which took place on February 24th, Burgos claimed the WBC Silver Super Featherweight belt.

Vazquez, 26 Years old, has been perfect and is looking to impress the nationwide audience as he makes his American debut.  He is coming off a 3rd round knockout over Carlos Medlin on January 21st.

Promoter Art Pelullo said “This is an important fight with a lot on the line.  The winner will be on a short list to receive a title shot.  Everybody knows that when two Mexican fighters square off there is also a lot of pride on the line as well so I expect this to be an explosive fight”

“Burgos is on a serious quest to get a world title shot again and Cesar Vazquez will put it all on the line to derail those dreams,” said co promoter Ken Thompson, “It will another thrilling night of boxing as two Mexican warriors try to make a name for themselves and place their careers on the limelight.”

 President of JEG Boxing Daren Libonati said “I am thrilled to partner with Edgewater Casino in bringing this action packed card to Laughlin. “ 

An exciting co-feature and undercard will be announced shortly. All Bouts are subject to change without notice.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 06-26-2012

both selected opponents 4 the name guys have very little power & IMO won't c the last round...better fights than the last few on espn...

Comment by MexicanBoxing1 on 06-26-2012

Good luck, primo.. Though fight, but you can do it.. :boxing:

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