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.
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.
PHOTOS AND WEIGHTS
Yanez 115 vs Shailezov 114.5 Clarkson 167 vs Phipps 167.5 Hooker 140 vs Ealoms 140.5 Jones 141.75 vs Connally 139 Bonner 131.5 vs Walters133.5 Jones 158 vs Arthur 158
Good luck to Timur... I hope he puts in a good account of himself whatever the result. He's tough as nails, not the most technical but a warrior who will not quit. Saw him in Hong Kong against Rex Tso. His corner pulled him out late but he nearly had Tso outta there early on. Every time he looked...