|Watch Boxing: Puerto Rican Star Jayson Velez vs. Leivi Brea & Deontay Wilder vs Kertson Manswell
By Media Report (Aug 3, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
RISING PUERTO RICAN STAR JAYSON VELEZ VS.
VETERAN LEIVI BREA TO CO-HEADLINE
FOX SPORTS NET/FOX DEPORTES TELECAST
ON SATURDAY NIGHT
DEONTAY WILDER VS. KERTSON MANSWELL TO HEADLINE STACKED AUGUST 4 MOBILE, ALABAMA EVENT FEATURING LOCAL ALABAMA FAVORITES ON UNDERCARD
ANGELES - Unbeaten in 18 fights, Caguas' Jayson Velez is the
latest phenom to emerge from the boxing rich island of Puerto Rico. This
Saturday, August 4, the 24-year-old featherweight will fight in the
United States for the first time since 2009 when he faces veteran Leivi
Brea of Miami in the eight-round co-main event of the FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes televised card from the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama.
the main event, 2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist and Alabama
native Deontay Wilder looks to make it 24 knockouts in 24 fights without
a loss when he battles Trinidad and Tobago's Kertson "Warrior" Manswell
(22-5, 17 KO's).
vs. Manswell is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by
Corona, DeWalt Tools and the Mobile Sports Authority. Doors open at 6:00
p.m. CT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. CT. The
FOX Sports Net/FOX Deportes bilingual simulcast will air live at 10:00
p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. PT. FUEL TV will telecast the fight on
a delayed basis on Sunday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.
Velez vs. Brea is presented in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions.
priced at $77, $42 and $22, are available for purchase at the Mobile
Civic Center Box Office and by calling (251) 208-7906 or via
Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com.
from the same city as superstar Miguel Cotto, Jayson "La Maravilla"
Velez (18-0, 13 KO's) is on track to follow other Puerto Rican greats to
the top of the boxing world. The winner of the WBC USNBC super
bantamweight title in 2010 and WBO Latino 122-pound belt in 2011, Velez
moved up to featherweight last October and has since scored wins over
Jonathan Arias and Jose Angel Beranza. On Saturday night, he'll test his
mettle against the more experienced Brea.
Leivi Brea (18-9-3, 9 KO's) is a veteran of nearly 16 years in the
fight game, and easily Velez' toughest challenge yet. A native of the
Dominican Republic now living in Miami, Brea has been in with the likes
of Juan Manuel Lopez, Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Lacierva over the course
of his career. On Saturday, the 35-year-old who has won three of his
last four fights, will look to introduce Velez to the loss column.
In other undercard action...
contender Dmitriy Salita (33-1-1, 17 KO's) will continue on his road
back to a world title shot when he faces an opponent to be determined in
an eight round junior middleweight fight. Brooklyn, New York's Salita
has won three straight since his lone career defeat in a world title
fight against Amir "King" Khan in 2009.
Washington, Maryland's Thomas Williams Jr. (9-0, 6 KO's) will compete
for the fourth time this year on Saturday when he meets Wisconsin's
Harley Kilfian (9-10, 8 KO's) in a six round light heavyweight battle.
With Williams owning five first round knockout wins and Kilfian ending
four of his fights in the first round, you won't want to blink during
Alabama's finest is headlining this weekend's card, the best of the
state will help to open up the show. Despite only having two
professional fights, Tuscaloosa's Ray Ray Bryant (2-0, 1 KO) is building
quite a local fan following, and you can expect to see his supporters
out in full force on Saturday when he squares off against fellow
Tuscaloosa product Anthony Middlebrook (9-9-2, 7 KO's) in a four round
junior lightweight fight. Birmingham will be well represented by
heavyweight Keith Thompson (5-1, 3 KO's) who will meet Monroe,
Louisiana's Anthony Greeley in a four round contest. Rounding out the
show will be Tuscaloosa native Gundrick King (17-8, 11 KO's) who will
take on Monroe, Louisana's Mikel Williams in a four round light
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