Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated blue-chip prospects, featherweight Richard Medina (5-0, 4 KO), and welterweight Hector Coronado (3-0, 2 KOs), will both be in action this Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the San Antonio Event Center. The card titled "Return of The Champ" is being promoted by TMB & PRB Entertainment and will feature former world champion, John Michael Johnson (31-10, 23 KOs) versus Omar Castillo (5-1, 2 KOs) in a 6-round super featherweight main event.
The 19-year old Medina, who is a native of San Antonio, TX, is looking to impress his hometown fans with a spectacular performance as he will be fighting in the 6-round co-main event. Medina will face veteran Guadalupe Perez (2-23) of Garland, TX.
"I'm very happy with my how my career is going," said Media. "My promoter TMB & PRB Entertainment have been keeping me busy. Rick Morones and Alex Draghici are doing a fantastic job getting me fights. I appreciate everyone on my team for all their hard work, including my manager Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing. Together I have a solid team behind me and I'm ready to put on another great performance in front of my family and friends."
Coronado, who resides in Del Rio, TX, will be making his third appearance of 2019. The 23-year old is coming off a unanimous decision victory, where he went the distance for the first time in his career. Coronado will face Raul Hinojosa, who will be making his pro debut.
"I'm looking to come out strong from the opening round," said Coronado. "I don't know much about my opponent except that he's making his pro debut. I'm going to let my hands go and see what transpires from there. I know I have the proper skills to adjust if I have to. In addition, I'm looking to steel the show with a powerful knockout."
"Both Medina and Coronado have the talent to go far in this sport," said Greg Hannely, president of Prince Ranch Boxing, who manages both fighters. "These kids work very hard and I'm happy to see they are staying busy. I want them to finish 2019 with strong performances. Next year we will step up in competition and look to capture a regional belt."
"We have another great show in place here in San Antonio and the Event Center," said Rick Morones, of TMB & PRB Entertainment. "Medina and Coronado are fan favorites because they always come to fight and put on a show. Boxing in San Antonio is alive and well. I'm expecting another sold out show so fans should get their tickets now as we only have a small amount of tickets left."
"With each show we promote the crowds are getting bigger and bigger," said Alex Draghici, of TMB & PRB Entertainment. "Medina brings a big fan base, as does Coronado. Both bring a lot excitement to the ring. We are gaining momentum and this Saturday will be another great event."
"Return of The Champ" takes place at the San Antonio Event Center on November 16, 2019. Tickets priced $30 General Admission, $90 Ringside, $900 VIP Tables are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (210) 449- 5599 or (210) 322-9974. The San Antonio Event Center is located at 8111 Meadow Leaf, San Antonio, TX 78227. Doors open at 6:00 PM, first bell at 7:30 PM.
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated cruiserweight prospect, Muhsin "Silent Killer" Cason (5-0, 3KOs), makes his way back to the ring this Saturday, November 16, 2019, against Montez Brown (8-1, 6KO), as the two power-punchers will collide at the La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The 6-round main event bout is being promoted by Shabazz Brotherz Boxing.
Cason, who is currently riding a three-fight knockout streak, is looking to make it four, as he returns to the cruiserweight division. He'll be facing his toughest opponent to date against Brown.
"This is a big step up fight for me and I'm looking forward to the challenge," said Cason, who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing. "What's important is that I put on a great performance. I want people to be excited seeing me fight. With constantly exciting and well-rounded performances, I know I can get to the next level in the sport."
Montez Brown is coming off the first loss of his career and is looking to make a statement against Cason, who is not looking past him. Cason, who is trained by his brother, former two-time heavyweight world champion, Hasim Rahman, is feeling good going into this fight.
"I have worked very hard in this camp, and I feel I am the best version of myself," Cason continued. "Brown is a tough opponent, one who offers different challenges than my last few opponents, so I am not looking past him."
"Cason is a well-coached, terrific fighter, who has all the tools needed to be a world champion." said manager Greg Hannely. "Cason wants the best fights available and that is what we are looking to provide for him."
"My brother has learned a lot in the past year, and this is a chance for him to show how hard he has been training in the gym," said former two-time heavyweight world champion and older brother Hasim Rahman, who also serves as a Prince Ranch Boxing advisor. "We took training camp to California and got some really good work. Muhsin is ready to go!"
Kai Robin Havnaa (15-0, 13 KOs) has a new opponent set for his cruiserweight clash on Saturday night with Mariano Angel Gudino (13-3, 8 KOs) replacing Al Sands, who has withdrawn from their scheduled contest.
“It’s not ideal to get a new opponent this close to a fight,” says Havnaa. “Especially at this level. All my sparring and preparation has been for Sands, but now I have to forget about him and adapt for a different style. Gudino is as good as Sands. He is a tough Argentinian who I know will come to fight.”
Despite the late call up, Gudino, the former WBC Silver Latino Champion, who has also challenged for WBA and IBO Continental titles, insists he is ready for action and is confident of claiming a notable victory over the Norwegian star.
"Don't be fooled by the late notice,” says Gudino. “I am always in training. I live, eat and breathe boxing - every minute of the day! I have seen a few videos of Havnaa. I respect every man who steps into the ring, but he’s never fought a boxer with my guts. All of his opponents were from Europe; they were not as hungry and as tough as I am. I am from Argentina. I am descended from generations of warriors. I will smash Havnaa until he cries!
"Do you think I am scared by Havnaa's KO ratio? Think again. I don't care about his resume, I don't care about the fans cheering for him and I don't care about his puncher power... I have been involved in real fights, in championship fights. Havnaa does not have this kind of experience, he will find himself in deep waters for the first time in his career on Saturday night!"
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “It’s a big risk to take this fight at short notice. In my opinion Gudino is a tougher test than Sands. He has the South American style and temperament that is sure to make for an exciting contest. Kai will need to be at his best to win this fight and continue his World title charge.”
Katharina Thanderz headlines a huge show at the historic Ekeberghallen as she faces Danila Ramos for the interim WBC Female World Super Featherweight crown, while Kai Robin Havnaa looks to bolster his World title claim in a crunch cruiserweight clash with Mariano Angel Gudino, and top talents Kevin Melhus, Alexander Hagen, Bernard Torres and Kent Erik Baadstad complete an action-packed card in the Norwegian capital.
Top super lightweight prospect Nicholas Irizarry will fight for the second time as a professional Saturday night when he faces Anthony Overby at the UCF Arena in Orlando, Florida. The card is topped by Dewayne Beamon who takes on Marvin Solano.
Irizarry, who is trained by one of Youtube sensation Logan Paul's trainers Milton Lacroix, made his professional debut on October 12th in Southern California on the Ronald Johnson-Sergio Ramirez undercard. Irizarry overwhelmed Johnie White, stopping him on his feet in the second round.
This will be Irizarry's second fight in two months and Ron Johnson's American Dream Promotions plans on keeping the 23 year old very busy as he gains professional experience.
"Irizarry is a very talented super lightweight prospect that will be a world champion in a few years. He has a very bright future in the sport and we plan on building him up the right way," Johnson explained.
Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" at The Paramount on November 23 was announced with a bang when the DANNY "EL GALLO" GONZALEZ (Woodhaven, NY 18-2-1 7KO's) vs JOHNNY "HITMAN" HERNANDEZ (Huntington, NY 10-4 1KO) grudge rematch for the WBC FECARBOX and ABO Intercontinental titles was revealed. Adding to the growing buzz, Star Boxing is pleased to announce a second WBC title will be on the line in the co-feature bout in a cruiserweight clash between Italian, SIMONE "TYSON" FEDERCI (Roma, Italy, 15-2-1 7KO'S) and Albanian, STIVENS "SUPERMAN" BUJAJ (Shkoder, Albania 17-2-1 11KO's).
Both cruiserweights enter the bout looking to earn the WBC Continental America's Cruiserweight title. The neighborhoods of New York have seen Italians and Albanians side by side separated by less than the Adriatic Sea that joins the two countries. While both fighters seek success in another New York enclave, this fight is for more than neighborhood bragging rights as world-wide opportunities await the winner with the coveted WBC belt and world ranking at stake.
Federici will be fighting for the second time in the US, after tearing apart the competition in Italy. The 26-year-old Rome native is an Italian National Champion and former IBF Mediterranean Champion. Growing up tending his family bar in Corcolle, Rome, Federici began boxing with help from his uncle, a former Italian heavyweight boxer, who is still his coach to this day. "An opportunity like this does not come by often for Italian fighters," said Federici, "I want to become world champion, and this fight we must win!"
Opposing Federici is Albanian born, New York resident, Stivens Bujaj. The 6'1, 29-year-old cruiserweight has not shied from big opportunities in the past, making appearances on ShoBox as well as at major venues such as the, Prudential Center, and Turning Stone Resort Casino. Making his pro-debut in 2010, Bujaj has earned the WBC USNBC and USA New York State Cruiserweight titles and looks to add another title to his mantle come November 23.
Bujaj warns fans not to blink during the WBC Continental America's co-feature bout, "I don't expect this fight to go 10 rounds, I feel like I'll be able to get my opponent out of there early." Bujaj continued to talk about his opportunity on November 23, "I've built a great team of management and trainers around me which will finally allow me to fully prepare and fight at a world class level." Bujaj continued, "this feels like a graduation fight which will put me one step closer to getting to world championship fights."
"Rockin' Fights" 37 is promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing on a thrilling night of fights from The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, featuring a WBC title doubleheader. Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster. com. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the event begins at 7:30 PM. Follow us on social media for more information @StarBoxing and join the conversation by using #RockinFights.