Junior flyweight sensation Edwin Reyes looks for his fourth straight victory when he challenges Santos “Titos” Vasquez in the eight round main event of Tri-Star Boxing’s “Fights at the Fairgrounds” Friday, December 8 at the Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville.
Living and fighting out of Nashville by way of Guatemala, Reyes owns a solid 7-2-2 record with five KO’s. On September 15, Reyes outpointed ultra-experienced Armando Vasquez over eight rounds. Locals have fully adopted Reyes, who will be fighting for a sixth time in the Music City.
Representing Reno, NV, the hard-hitting Vasquez is 4-2-1 with three wins by knockout. A win over Reyes would run Vasquez’ unbeaten streak to five fights.
The co-featured bout of the evening pits Nashville-based knockout artist Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko against durable veteran Juan Carlos Rojas of Mexico in a six rounds super middleweight showdown.
Agbeko, who came to Nashville by way of Ghana, owns an outstanding 19-1 professional ledger with 17 KO's. In his last bout, Agbeko dominated veteran Brad Austin over six rounds. Since his lone setback in 2014, Agbeko’s made tremendous improvements and hopes to become a contender in the near future.
Rojas has shared the ring with many notable fighters including former world champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage along with contenders Brian Vera, Nathanial Gallimore, Terell Gausha, Domonique Dolton and Caleb Plant among others.
Cruiserweight standout Mike Wilson travels from his native Oregon to face an opponent TBD in a six round contest. A two-time US National Champion as an amateur, Wilson’s 18-0 with 8 KO’s as a pro and is working his way up the ranks.
“I’m glad to have two of our favorite local fighters headlining again,” said Matt Young, founder of Tri-Star Boxing Promotions. "Reyes gives fans their monies worth every time and Sena’s produced some great knockouts. Fans are also in for a treat with Mike Wilson. He was one of America’s top amateurs and is unbeaten in the pros so a big fight is definitely in his future.”
Light heavyweight Roy King, 10-1-1 (5 KO’s) of Johnson City, TN meets 34 fight veteran Marcus Brooks of Fort Benning, GA in a six round light heavyweight showdown while debuting light heavyweight Maidel Sando squares off with Memphis, TN’s Darius Shorter. Eduardo Aguiar, 1-0, will do battle with Memphis native Adam Young and debuting Demarcus “Chuckie” Driver enters the paid ranks against 10 fight vet Nicholas Rodriguez of Kentucky.
Additional bouts will be announced shortly.
“Nashville is becoming an excellent fight town,” stated Young. “The crowds have grown with every show and more boxers are contacting me about fighting on Tri-Star cards. I look forward to another exciting evening of action that will showcase some very good talent on December 8.”
Top-prospect Jaron "Boots" Ennis has been added to an already loaded card that will take place on Friday, December 1st at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
In the main event, exciting Tyrone Brunson will headline when he takes on Manny Woods in the ten-round junior middleweight main event.
The show is promoted by King's Promotions.
Brunson of Philadelphia has a record of 25-6-2 with 22 knockouts.
The 32 year-old began his career in 2005 with 19 consecutive 1st round knockouts.
Brunson has wins over Jasmes Morrow (8-1-2), Brandon Quarles (18-3-2) and his last bout when he came off the deck twice to score a stunning 5th round stoppage over former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron (39-5-3) in 5 rounds at the 2300 Arena on June 24th.
The fight is a Fight of the Year candidate.
Woods of Saint Petersburg, Florida has a record of 16-6-1 with six knockouts.
The 30 year-old Woods is an eight-year professional, who has a win over contender Wilky Campfort (1-0), Sheldon Moore (3-0) & Elias Espadas (9-2).
In his last bout, Woods stopped Danny Pastrana in two rounds in a bout that took place on July 28th in Kissimmee, Florida.
In the exciting co-feature, hard punching super middleweight's Brandon Robinson and Christopher Brooker will square off in a bout for the UBF Jr. Regional title that is scheduled for eight-rounds.
Robinson of Upper Draby, Pa. has a record of 7-1 with knockouts.
Robinson after dropping his pro debut to former National Golden Gloves champion Mike Hilton, Robinson has won seven in a row and most have come via explosive knockout, which includes a devastating 1st round stoppage over previously undefeated Brandon Clark. In his last bout, Robinson took out George Sheppard in four rounds on September 29th at the 2300 Arena.
Brooker of Philadelphia has a record of 12-4 with five knockouts.
The 26 year Brooker turned professional in 2015, and has very impressive victories over Leo Hall (8-0), John Magda (11-0), Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1), Gabriel Pham (6-0), former world title challenger Elvin Ayala (28-7-1). Brooker is looking to get back in the win column as he is coming off a stoppage defeat at the hands of undefeated Ahmed Elbiali on July 18th.
A stacked undercard is being lined up with some of the best fighters in the area in action.
In eight-round bouts:
Top-prospect Jaron Ennis (16-0, 14 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a welterweight bout.
Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) of Wilmington, Delaware will take on Tomas Valdez (15-4-2, 6 KOs) of Tucson, AZ in a super featherweight bout.
Kyrone Davis ((12-1, 5 KOs) of Wilmington, Delaware will take on Jaime Barbosa (19-12, 9 KOs) of San Jose, OR in a middleweight bout.
Joe Hanks (21-2, 14 KOs) of Newark, NJ will take on Joel Caudle (7-0-1, 5 KOs) of Raleigh, NC in a heavyweight bout.
In six-round bouts:
Colby Madison (4-0-1, 3 KOs) risks his undefeated record against Randy Easton (4-9-2, 4 KOs) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout
In four-round bouts:
Romuel Cruz of Philadelphia will make his pro debut in a bantamweight bout against Jahaziel Vazquez (1-5) of Monterrey, <X
Rasheed Johnson (2-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Kashon Hutchinson (3-3-1, 2 KOs) of Reading, PA in a welterweight fight.
Shamsuddeen Jutsice (1-0) of Philadelphia will fight Latorie Woodberry (1-5-1) of Roanoke, VA in a junior welterweight bout.
Christopher Burgos of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Gerardo Tiburcio (1-0, 1 KO) of Coatesville, PA in a lightweight bout.
Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50
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