Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jorge Melendez vs. Luis Grajeda on ShoBox, June 7

Firepower is what Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment will present on Friday, June 7th with "PR STRIKING FORCE" on Showtime from the luxurious Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The rising stars and power punchers Jorge "Destroyer" Melendez (26-2-1, 25KO's) and undefeated Jonathan "Pitbull" Vidal (17-0, 9KO's) will headline the main events. These great fighters will have the chance to shine and put into practice their skills against top-notch opponents in yet two more classics of the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico famed rivalry.

 The WBO Super welterweight latino champion, Jorge "Destroyer" Melendez, had a great performance when he demolished Ryan Davis in four rounds back in March 2nd in Las Vegas. Now he faces Mexican puncher Luis Grajeda (14-1, 10KO's) in a 10-round bout main event. Meanwhile, unbeaten bantamweight Jonathan "Pitbull" Vidal also will face undefeated Mexican Mario Muñoz (13-0, 10KO's) in an eight round fight co-main event. "I feel honored to be chosen for this main event and to represent Puerto Rico and the new generation of the Puerto Rican fighters. I am very focused, and ready. We had a very intense training camp because I want to have a big victory over Grajeda.  I have a strong commitment to my fans", stated Melendez. On his part, Vidal stated: "We're excited, we've been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. Was given when least expected and we accepted the challenge. Now we are preparing to capture the attention of fans and see in me a good contender for a world title".

"This event at the Turning Stone Resort Casino marks the continuation of great events that our promotional company is promoting outside Puerto Rico. We have always matched up good quality fights. The fans can’t miss Showtime on the evening of June 7th", stated the four-time world champion and promoter Miguel Cotto. "The weekend of June 7th will have many celebrations in New York.  On Friday as we have the show at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center; on Saturday is the induction ceremony for the Boxing Hall Of Fame in Canastota; and on Sunday is the great Puerto Rican day parade!  This will be a boxing weekend all over New York", stated promoter and entrepreneur Héctor Soto. Also in action the undefeated hard hitting sensation Jeffrey "Dynamite" Fontanez (11-0, 9 Ko's) will clash in a 6 round fight against the Mexican veteran Alejandro "Soma" Rodriguez (19-10, 11KO's).

"PR STRIKING FORCE: JORGE MELENDEZ & JONATHAN VIDAL" will take place on Friday, June 7th at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The event is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions, in association with AASHA Record Brakers, and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 10:00 p.m. ET / PT (delayed on the West Coast) as part of its series ShoBox®.

Tickets are priced at $75, $45, $35 y $25 dollars, plus tax and service charges, and are on sale now and available for purchase at the box office of the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, by calling (315) 361-SHOW (7469) and also through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.turningstone.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Atlas Still Feels Pacquiao-Horn Outcome Stinks, WBO Review Too Carlos Carlson, Isaac Zarate Ready For Ontario Battle Photos: Omar Chavez, Roberto Garcia - Go Face To Face Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Official Weights Photos: Antonio Moran vs. Guadalupe Rosales - Official Weights Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2 Luis Ortiz Manager: Wilder Not Afraid To Fight, Joshua is a P*ssy Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Undercard Information Alexander Povetkin Cracks WBO's Top Ten After Recent Win WBA Suspends Shannon Briggs Six Months for Failed PED Test Kameda Gym, Japanese Boxing Commision Reach Settlement Ohara Davies Blasts Fans Who Lost Money on His Loss to Taylor Frank Galarza Inks Promotional Pact With Main Events Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo Set For Broner-Garcia Card Trainer: Gerald Washington Will Be Better Due To Wilder Fight Charles Martin Motivated To Win The Title, Fight Joshua Again Shields: Jermall Charlo Won't Make Mistake of Overlooking Heiland Canelo Shakes Head at Mayweather-McGregor: That's Not Boxing! Frank Warren Breaks Down Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Tim Tszyu Aims To Repeat Dad's Feat, Impress in Toowoomba Crolla: Ricky Burns Bout Could Spell Retirement For The Loser Horn: I Made it Open I'd Want Mayweather, My Goal is To Unify De La Hoya on Mayweather: Fans Want Drama, Not a Runner Miguel Vazquez Back on September 2, Goes For WBC Latino Belt Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes) Charlo-Lubin, Hurd-Trout Show in Works for September 30th Barrera Had No Idea Smith Bout Was 10-Rounds Until Ref Said It Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor - Ticket Information Dirrell-Benavidez Still Not Finalized, WBC Premature With Date Malignaggi: If McGregor Wins, Boxing Likely Gets To Keep Him Ponomarev Waiting on Date For Ocampo IBF Eliminator Clash Horn: People Keep Making Excuses For Pacquiao, But I Beat Him Anthony Dirrell vs. David Benavidez on 9/9 For WBC Title Stephen A. Smith Backs McGregor: Conor is No Racist, Not at All! Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Final Press Conference Canelo: My Style of Fighting is Superior To Golovkin's Style Yavni Yildirim To Help Canelo Alvarez Prepare For Golovkin Patrick Teixeira on The Comback Trail After 14 Month Layoff Eyubov vs. Fredrickson Added To Adler-Shields ShoBox Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement