Boxing’s Hottest prospect to take on hard punching Carrasquillo; plus seven fight undercard featuring undefeated Rashad Brown; John Mecurio and Grayson Blake

NEW YORK / BETHELEHEM, PA (July 1, 2011)—TONIGHT!!! One of the top prospects in boxing will get his sternest test as undefeated Welterweight Ronald Cruz will put his perfect record on the line when he takes on knockout artist and upset specialist Doel Carrasquillo in a ten round main event of an eight bout card at the beautiful Sands Casino in Bethlehem.

Besides the obvious fight inside the ring, the two fighters live within an hour of each other so this fight is for local bragging rights and is promoted by Peltz Boxing.

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The show begins at 7:30 pm eastern

Cruz, who has built his reputation mostly in Philadelphia and Atlantic City but now, gets to display his talents in his hometown as he has compiled an unblemished mark of 12-0 with nine wins coming via stoppage.

Among those wins was a (til this point) career defining six round beat down of highly touted prospect Jeremy Bryan on October 30, 2010 in a bout that was seen live all over the world on

Cruz has stopped his last five opponents including his bout when he became the first man to stop twenty fight veteran Manuel Guzman in round three of their scheduled eight round bout.

Carrasquillo has a record of 15-17-1 with thirteen knockouts but that doesn’t tell the story as he has fought anybody and everybody.

The litany of fighters that he has fought is long and Carrasquillo has pulled off many upsets that has caught more than one eye of the boxing world.

Just ask the mega-prospect, Dennis Douglin.

On February 18th, Douglin took on Carrasquillo in what looked on paper to be an easy win for Douglin.  One problem, Carrasquillo didn’t get the memo as he shocked the fighter known as the “Da Mama’s Boy” and scored the third round stoppage which shocked many boxing insiders.

Like Cruz, Douglin entered the ring with a 12-0 record.

Douglin isn’t the only one to feel the power of Carrasquillo as he has scored upsets over Kenny Abril (5-2-1); Isam Khalik (13-0-2); Tony Caldwell (9-2-3); Darren Fallen (10-3-1); Aaron Torres (14-5); Wayland Willingham (13-0) and Jorge Melendez (13-1).

“When you look at the records it looks like a typical cross roads fight”, said Marc Abrams, who will be calling the action ringside on

“The only problem with calling this a cross roads fight is that Carrasquillo is still driving on the same side of the street with these major prospects.  Besides all those upsets, even his losses have been to the top guys and he has given those guys hell.  We did the fight with (former world title challenger) Mike Arnaoutis and he beat him to the point where Mike’s face looked he had been in a war.  All I need to say is this, this is the most dangerous fight of Cruz’ career.  If he gets by this test, he will be sneaking up with the likes as Mike Jones as promoter Russell Peltz next big star”

A full seven bout undercard will be shown as undefeated Middleweight Rashad Brown looks to make it 5-0 when he takes on rugged Omar Sims in Brown’s first six round bout.

The action begins at 7:30 pm


10 Rounds-Welterweights-Ronald Cruz (12-0, 9 KO’s) vs. Doel Carrasquillo (15-17-1, 13 KO’s
6 Rounds-Middleweights-Rashad Brown (4-0, 2 KO’s) vs. Omar Sims (5-3-3, 3 KO’s)
6 Rounds-Jr. Lightweights-Eilud Torres (5-2-2, 2 KO’s) vs. Bryne Green (6-4, 3 KO’s)
4 Rounds-Welterweights-Chris Plebani (0-2) vs. David Navarro (0-3)
4 Rounds-Heavyweights-William Miranda (2-3-1) vs. Zeferino Albino (4-12-3, 2 KO’s)
4 Rounds-Heavyweights-Eric Newell (1-1, 1 KO) vs. John Mercurio (4-0, 3 KO’s)
4 Rounds- Welterweights-Anthony Abrams (1-6,1 KO)vs. Grayson Blake (2-0, 1KO)
4 Rounds- Jr. Lightweights—Joshua Arocho (1-4, 1 KO) vs. Cesar Gonzalez (0-0-1)

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