Advertisement
Advertisement

Eromosele Albert-Lester Gonzalez Tops Magic City Card

Pugilistic Promotions returns February 11th at 8:30 pm, with another installment of “Badia Spices Friday Night Fights” at the Magic City Casino. The main event is a hot one, and a potential fight of the year candidate.  IBO Latin American middleweight champion Eromosele Albert of Nigeria, who won the belt in November with a 9th round TKO over Joaquin Zamora, takes on Cuban born Lester Gonzalez in a 10 round bout.  The winner positions himself for a possible shot at a world championship.

Albert (23-4-1, 11 KOs), who now resides in Miami, is a former amateur star who has notched big wins over former world champion Yory Boy Campas, and Daniel Edouard.  He’s appeared nationally on ESPN2, and HBO.  Albert has a tendency to throw punch, after punch, after punch without tiring, always providing the crowd with action, and thus making him one of the most exciting fighters in the sport.

His opponent isn’t afraid to trade either.  Lester Gonzalez (11-2-1, 6 KOs) is a southpaw who will go toe-to-toe with anybody.  His 2009 draw with Juan Camilo Novoa, which was eight rounds of heavy exchanges, was Telemundo’s fight of the year.  He also holds a big win over highly regarded Ibahiem King, and his two losses have come against top prospects Brandon Gonzales, and Chris Chatman.

Gonzalez was also a decorated amateur winning three international medals, and the Golden Gloves in 2004.  He now looks to win his first title as a professional prizefighter.

Also on the card will be lightweight prospect Rances Barthelemy (9-0, 7 KOs) of Cuba, and his brother Leduan Barthelemy, who makes his pro debut in a junior featherweight bout.  Both are the younger siblings of former Olympic gold medalist Yan Barthelemy.

Rances takes on Bryne Green (5-4, 3 KOs) in a six round fight, while little brother Leduan faces Shane Tenney (0-2) in four round bout.

Cuban heavyweight Glendy Hernandez (4-0, 2 KOs) will make his third “Badia Spices Friday Night Fights” appearance when he takes on heavy-handed Jerry Butler (10-8-1, 9 KOs) who has a draw with Venezuelan Wilmer Vasquez.

The fighting barber returns as Jessy Cruz (3-2, 1 KO), a decorated U.S. amateur boxer looks to hand Ricardo Hernandez (4-0, 1 KO) his first pro loss in four round bantamweight action.

Puro Pairol (2-0-1, 1 KO) of Cuba faces 28-fight veteran Jean-Petit Homme in a four round lightweight bout.  It will be Pairol’s toughest test to date.

In a light heavyweight division bout Yunieski Gonzalez (2-0, 2 KOs) takes on debuting Chris Kahn.  Gonzalez is a former amateur star in Cuba, while Kahn was a kickboxer with 40 fights.

In the night’s first fight junior welterweight Chris Velez (1-0-1, 1 KO) faces Alejandro Artola in a four round fight.

Parking is free, and ticket prices range from $15 general admission-$100 ringside, and are available through the casino at 305-460-6579, or www.magiccitycasino.com .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eaner0919 on 02-01-2011

a championship? one guy is coming off of two straight losses to untested prospects the other's claim to fame is a KO1 loss to James Kirkland and the awesome nickname of Pooh (which is what they should call this fight)

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12 Thurman: Khan Took 'Easier' Canelo, Brook Tougher For Him McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement