Suleymanov, Quevedo Tops "Battle of The Rising Stars"

By Francisco Salazar

Professional boxing returns to the San Gabriel Valley on Friday night with a seven-fight card at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, CA.

Headlining the "Battle of the Rising Stars" card is a six round bout between super bantamweights Khabir Suleymanov and Daniel Quevedo.

The Russian-born Suleymanov (16-4, 6 KOs) lost an eight round unanimous decision to Roman Morales on March 7 in Pala, Calif. Suleymanov was dropped five times by the unbeaten Morales, but was able to make it until the final bell.

Quevedo (13-15-2, 8 KOs) is winless in his last five bouts after winning three fights in a row.

In a six round junior welterweight bout, Sergey Lipinets (2-0, 1 KO) of Kazakhstan fights Rynell Griffin (7-21-2, 2 KOs).

Five four-round bouts will round out the card.

Tickets start at $50 and could be purchased at the door or by calling (323) 816-6200 or (323) 781-4871. Doors open at 6:30PM, with first bell scheduled at 7:30PM.

The Quiet Cannon in located at 901 Via San Clemente, just off of Garfield Avenue and south of Interstate 60.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing     

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