NEWPORT BEACH, CA (September 2, 2010) – It’s the biggest celebration in the history of Mexico, and on Wednesday, September 15th, at the Las Vegas Hilton, the Mexican Bicentennial will bear witness to some fistic fireworks, as Roy Englebrecht Promotions, in association with Promociones del Pueblo and Corona Extra, presents a world championship doubleheader in The Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton that will air live to all of Mexico and Latin America via Televisa, as well as on Pay Per View in the United States
The world championship will be distributed by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 10 PM/ET – 10 PM/ET, 7 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.
In the main event, scheduled for 12 rounds, the IBO featherweight title is on the line when Australia’s Jackson Asiku defends his belt against Mexican star and former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, and in the co-featured bout of the evening, also scheduled for 12 rounds, Mexico City’s Juan Carlos Salgado squares off against Michigan’s Tyrone Harris for the vacant IBO super featherweight crown.
But that’s not all, as this action-packed six bout card also features a 10 round IBO junior super featherweight title bout that pits Ciudad Juarez’s Miguel Roman (30-7-22Kos) who has agreed to fight Las Vegas top prospect Lonnie Smith (11-2-8Kos).
For tickets, priced from $25 to $75, please visit the Las Vegas Hilton Box Office, or www.vegas.com. Doors open at 6:00pm and the first bell rings at 6:30pm PST. The Televisa and PPV broadcast begins at 7:00pm.
A native of Uganda, “Action” Jackson Asiku (26-3, 14 KOs) has soared to the top of the boxing world thanks to an exciting style and an unyielding will to win. A 2000 Olympian for Uganda, Asiku liked Australia so much that he made it his new home, and he hasn’t looked back yet. Winner of 15 straight fights, Asiku won the IBO title last November with an eighth round knockout of Heriberto Ruiz, and he’s looking to score another big win on September 15th.
The pride of Mexico City, 28-year old Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7, 39 KOs) has won a place in the heart of all fight fans with his knockout power, and nearly five years after winning the WBO bantamweight title, he looks to be better than ever. A devastating puncher with both hands, Gonzalez has won five in a row, all by knockout, with only one opponent making it past the second round. With his country behind him, Gonzalez is eager to add another title belt to his trophy case.
25-year old Mexico City native Juan Carlos Salgado (22-1-1, 16 KOs) quietly plied his trade for the first six years of his career, building an impressive record along the way. But when he destroyed 27-0 Jorge Linares in just 73 seconds for the WBA super featherweight crown, the entire world knew who he was. Salgado would lose the belt in a hard-fought 12 rounder against Takashi Uchiyama in January, but after bouncing back with a TKO of Guadalupe Rosales in June, he’s ready for another title shot.
Former world title challenger Tyrone “Fist of Fury” Harris (24-6-16KOS) out of Lansing, Michigan gave Stevie Johnston all he could handle, losing a majority decision for the IBA World Lightweight Title, and now he want this IBO belt. 29 year old Harris has a big win over 30-5 Damian Fuller for the USBA Lightweight title, so you can be sure that with these two sluggers already knocking out 32 opponents a war is brewing at the Hilton on September 15th, so who will be up for the challenge.
In televised undercard action, former Miami Hurricanes football star Quadtrine Hill (1-0, 1 KOs) looks for his second pro win in a heavyweight four rounder against Oakland’s 3-4 Yohan Banks.
Plus, Las Vegas lightweight Renell Griffin (6-2, 2 KOs) takes on Khadaphi Proctor (5-5) of Hesperia, California, in a four rounder.
Tickets priced at $25, $40, and $75 are available at the Las Vegas Hilton Box Office 9am – 7pm daily, and at www.lvhilton.com and www.vegas.com.
Doors open at 6pm on September 15th, with first undercard bout set for 6:30pm.
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