|Elvin Ayala ready to unleash his 'Lycan' in Boxing's Main Event
By Media Report (July 20, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Ayala ready to unleash
his inner ‘Lycan’ in Saturday night’s main event at Mohegan Sun
Conn. (July 20, 2012) – He’s shown glimpses from time to time, but
reigning World Boxing Council U.S. National Boxing Council (WBC USNBC)
middleweight champion Elvin Ayala has yet to unleash the inner beast that earned him the nickname, “The Lycan.”
“I’m looking forward to being an
animal,” Ayala (25-5-1, 11 KOs) said. “I know I have it in me.”
Ayala hopes to let it all out Saturday, July 21st, 2012 when he
faces dangerous veteran John Mackey (13-7-3, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event of “The Fire Within,” a fitting
title for Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ latest live
professional boxing event at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Mackey is no pushover; he
recently fought to a draw against Providence, R.I., super middleweight Vladine Biosse and fought six hard
rounds against undefeated prospect John
Thompson. Ayala, now ranked No. 20 in the WBC, expects to have his hands
full Saturday despite the fact Mackey took the fight on short notice.
“I’ve always said if you want to
be a world champion you have to beat whoever they put in front of you, and this
is no different,” Ayala said. “I’m in shape and ready for whatever.”
“He’s a heck of a competitor,” added
Mackey. “He’s been in there with some big names. He’s used to the bright
lights. I think his style will match well with mine. I’m still giving up some
things, but I’m just blessed to be in a fight of this magnitude.”
The Ayala showdown against Mackey
highlights another stacked card by Classic Entertainment & Sports.
Fan-favorite Shelito Vincent (3-0)
of New London, Conn., who now fights out of Providence, will return to the ring
in a four-round female bantamweight bout against newcomer Ivana Coleman, and East Hartford, Conn., native Joseph “Chip” Perez (8-1, 2 KOs) will
battle Akron, Ohio veteran Johnny
Frazier (3-9-2, 2 KOs) in a six-round super featherweight bout.
Tickets for “The Fire Within” are
on sale now at $40, $65 and $125 and can be purchased by calling CES at
401.724.2253/2254 or Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000. Fans can also purchase
tickets online at www.cesboxing.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or at
the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
Super middleweight Tylon Burris (2-0, 2 KOs) of Hartford, Conn., will face Luis Felix (0-2) of Providence in a
four-round bout, and Jair Ramos (2-0, 1 KO) of Waterbury, Conn., will take on veteran Antonio Chaves Fernandez (0-7) of Brockton, Mass.
Marrero of Hartford and Saul Almeida of Framingham, Mass., will make their professional debuts against one another
in a four-round bout, and lightweight Christian
Lao (4-1, 2 KOs) of New Haven will also return to the ring in a four-round
bout against Boston’s Gabriel Duluc (5-0, 1 KO). Heavyweight Donnie Palmer of
Boston will make his professional debut against fellow newcomer Moses Marshall of Springfield, Mass.,
and Bridgeport, Conn., lightweight Carlos
Hernandez (2-2, 1 KO) will face Alan
Beeman (0-2) of Newport, R.I., in a four-round bout.
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