Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) is happy to announce the signing of undefeated flyweight contender, Casey "The Lady Hawaiian Punch" Morton (7-0-3, 1 KO). Morton joins a stellar group of fighters under the (PRB) management team, which include Damien "Sugar" Vazquez (13-0, 7 KOs), Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (8-0-1, 6 KOs) and Issac "Canelito" Avlar (14-0, 9 KOs) to name a few.
"After signing with Greg Hannley and Prince Ranch Boxing, I feel my career is headed in the right direction," said Casey Morton, of San Francisco by way of Honolulu, Hawaii. "I'm going to take full advantage every opportunity that comes my way. I'm hungry to get to the top and I'm hoping to be fighting for a world title by the end of the year."
"Casey is a sensational fighter with a great team behind her," stated Greg Hannely, president of (PRB). "In addition to her tremendous fighting talent, she's also got the image to transcend across all aspects of multimedia. She's knocking on the doorstep of a world title and we want to get her in back in the ring as soon as possible."
Morton, who trains out of the SNAC Research & Training Facility owned by Victor Conte, is coached by Nonito Donaire Sr., father of 2012 Fighter of the Year, Nonito Donaire Jr. Morton and Donaire Sr. have two fights together, and she couldn't be happier.
"Working with Nonito Sr. has been a tremendous blessing to my career," Morton continued. "Although we've only been together for a couple of fights, I've learned so much in that short period of time. I'm starting to sit down on my punches, which has added a significant amount of power to my punches. We are working great together."
In her last fight on March 25, 2018, Morton, with Donaire Sr. in her corner, traveled to Manila, Philippines, and captured the WBO Asia Pacific title, winning by a shutout unanimous decision against Nongmuay Kokietgym (13-4-3).
"I have a tremendous team behind me," Morton concluded. "I want to thank Victor Conte, Nonito Donaire Sr., all my family and friends, and last by not least, Greg Hannley for supporting me on my journey to become a world champion. I give all credit to God for my blessed career."
A terrific eight-bout card has been assembled for THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!! at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
6 undercard bouts have been added to the already announced eight-round super featherweight main event that will pit Frank De Alba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) of Reading, PA taking in O'Shaquie Foster (12-2, 8 KOs) of Houston, TX.
Also previously announced is the six-round co-feature pitting cruiserweights Luther Smith (9-2, 8 KOs) of Bowie, MD taking on Elvin Sanchez (8-3-1, 6 KOs) of Paterson, NJ.
The show is promoted by King's Promotions.
The 30 year-old De Alba has a six-year professional who has wins over Andrew Bentley (1-0), Jose Bustos (8-2-3), Bernardo Gomez Uribe (16-3), Kiun Evans (12-2-1), De Alba has had some tough luck as he has had several fights fall through for different reasons. This will be his 1st bout in just over a year as in his last bout where he won a eight-round unanimous decision over Ryan Kielczewski (26-2) on April 4th at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center. De Alba has won five straight.
Foster, 24 years-old, was a highly decorated amateur standout. Foster advanced to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials where he lost to unbeaten contender, Joseph "Jo-Jo" Diaz. Before that, Foster was a 2010 PAL National Champion, a five-time Ringside National Champion and two-time National Junior Golden Gloves Champion.
Foster is a six-year professional who won his first eight bouts. Foster has wins over three undefeated fighters including Devin Parker, Lavisis Williams, and his last bout when he defeated Kaylen Alfred on January 20th in Houston.
Smith, 39, is a three-year professional, who has stoppage wins over two undefeated foes Mike Marshall and Darnell Pierce.
Smith is coming off a 4-round split decision loss to perennial spoiler Lamont Capers on November 30, 2017 in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The 37 year-old Sanchez is a 10 year professional who has knockout wins over undefeated Venroy July (13-0-2) and in his last bout when he stopped Khalib Whitmore (6-1) on August 11, 2017 in Philadelphia.
In an eight-round welterweight fight, Craig Callaghan (17-1, 7 KOs) of Houston, TX will fight Cesar Soriano Berumen (28-37-2, 17 KOs) of Iztacalco, MX.
In six-rounds bouts:
Juan Sanchez (5-0, 2 KOs) of Allentown, PA takes on Vincent Jennings (5-4, 4 KOs) of Grand Rapids, MI in a featherweight bout.
In a battle of undefeated welterweights, Jesus Perez (3-0, 1 KO) of Reading, PA squares off against Anthony Sonnier (3-0, 2 KOs) of Seattle, WA
In four-round bouts:
Denis Okoth (2-0-1) of Siaya, KEN fights Greg Jackson (8-5, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia in a welterweight bout.
Martino Jules (3-0) of Allentown, PA will take on Phillip Davis (1-1-1) of Worcester, MA in a featherweight bout.
James Robinson (4-9-4, 1 KO) of York, PA will look to upend Laured Stewart (3-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY in a junior middleweight bout.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Lightweights Max Becerra (13-2-2, 8 KOs) and Pedro Moreno (7-0, 5 KOs), both recently signed to Thompson Boxing Promotions, are showcased in separate bouts on the "New Blood" undercard this Saturday, April 14, from the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, Calif.
Becerra, a three-time Golden Gloves winner (2005-2007), faces Erick Martinez (14-11-1, 8 KOs) of Mexico in a 6-round bout.
Moreno, a former Silver Gloves champion, meets once-beaten Sergio Martinez (3-1, 3 KOs) in a 6-round fight.
Becerra and Moreno will have substantial support in the crowd, as both grew up in Northern California.
"It has been almost six years since I've last fought in this area," said Becerra, who was born in the Bay Area enclave of Hayward. "It's nice to fight close to home and not have to deal with the travel and the distractions that comes from it."
"I hear the Salinas Storm House gets loud so I'm going to be looking forward to that," said Moreno, who calls Sacramento home. "I haven't fought since August so I'm more than ready to fight."
The distinctively Northern California card was by design, according to matchmaker and general manager of Thompson Boxing, Alex Camponovo.
"We wanted to give Max and Pedro an opportunity to fight close to home," Camponovo said. "Additionally, it's an opportunity for us to gain a foothold in this area."
Anchoring "New Blood" is Salinas native and undefeated featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (10-0, 4 KOs). Villa is in a showdown with Colombian Marlon Olea (13-2, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO Youth Title (8-rounds).
Tickets for "New Blood" are priced at $75 & $125, and are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900, or online at ThompsonBoxing.com.
All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: New Blood via our Facebook page and ThompsonBoxing.com.
The livestream starts at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET with Beto Duran as the blow-by-blow announcer and Steve Kim providing expert color commentary.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 6:00 p.m. The Salinas Storm House is located at 185 Maryal Dr. Salinas, CA 93907.