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Luis Yanez Faces Timur Shailezov on 4/19 in Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX - Former 2008 U.S. Olympian Luis "The Latin Legend" Yanez (6-0-1, 1KO) fights tough and well-traveled Timur "Here Comes Trouble" Shailezov (16-6-1, 3KO) for the WBC U.S. Super Flyweight Championship on Friday, April 19th at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

This will be the first significant title shot for Yanez, who was captain of the Olympic team in Beijing and is now trying to re-energize his career with his biggest fight to date.

"It feels great, I've won a lot of titles in my amateur career and I'm used to working my way through the ranks.  I'm just as excited to be fighting here in front of my hometown and a on a Paulie Ayala Productions show and I thank Paulie and Leti Ayala for that."

Although Shailezov may not be a household name, he has a track record for fighting top talent on their home turf and has been quite successful.  He has picked up a myriad of titles along the way including the NABA Bantamweight Championship, NABA Super-flyweight Championship, WBA Intercontinental Super-Flyweight Championship and Russian Bantamweight Championship.

"I see that he has traveled the globe, but I've fought in a few country's myself like Russia, Africa, England, China, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Uzbekistan and Mexico. He is a seasoned pro, they aren't bringing him all the way from Russia to lie down and give me the belt. He's been in tough fights; I believe his only losses are for World and regional titles. It's going to be a great fight."
    
Ayala knows as well as anyone that becoming a champion is not easy and believes Yanez still has a bright future.

"I had to fight my way to the top and Yanez could do the same.  Although his pro career hasn't taken off like he had hoped, he is always in shape and training and is still undefeated.  If he wins this title against a tough veteran southpaw like Shailezov, it could be the kick start he needs towards a world title."

Yanez understands his career is at a crossroads.

 "It's a crossroad fight in a way, because its hard finding fights or guys that want to take a chance and fight me but I'm willing to take the chance because with this belt all those guys will have to come see me then."

Other notable and talented Dallas-Fort Worth fighters on the card include super middleweight Samuel "The Main Event" Clarkson (7-1, 5KO, light welterweight "Mighty Mo" Maurice Hooker (7-0-1, 5KO) and lightweight Manuel "The Punisher" Rojas (7-0, 2KO) in separate bouts.

 Also performing once again at the event is Aquile - who was showcased on The Voice - Season 3 - as part of Christina Aguilera's team. 

Tickets are currently on sale athttp://www.cenderacenter.com/events starting at only $23 for general admission, $35 for the 1st 2 rows and tables of 10 for $65 that includes a cocktail waitress all night.   Cendera Center is located at 3600 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth, Texas.

The doors open at 6:00 and the first bell rings at 7:30. 

Weigh-ins will take place Thursday, April 18th at 3:00 at Ojos Locos at 515 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX.

Maple Ave Boxing Gym will host Media Day on Saturday, April 13th at 3:00.  It is located at 4020 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AndMarvisIsDown on 03-27-2013

Timur Shailezov will put up a good fight. I saw him in Hong Kong, losing a late doctor stoppage in a title fight with Rex Tso. He nearly had Tso out of there early and put up a hell of…

Comment by IIG on 03-27-2013

I'm glad to see this guy back in the ring. He had some good hype early, but has had a disappointing career thus far (with zero KOs and a couple split decisions and a draw). I'm wishing him the best.

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