|Boxing Team Yunieski Gonzalez Not Playing Games
By Media Report (August 16, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Team Yunieski Gonzalez Not Playing Games
Luzbet, manager of former Cuban amateur star and now undefeated
professional Yunieski Gonzalez (8-0, 5 KOs) of Havana, Cuba, says it's
no use wasting time when your fighter is the real thing.
that's why Gonzalez will take a big step up in class when he takes on
Nassau, Bahamas veteran Jermaine Mackey (18-5, 14 KOs) on the undercard
of Warriors Boxing Promotions' Saturday, August 18, boxing event
entitled "Miami Warfare II" at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in
explosive night of professional boxing will also feature a
junior-welterweight main event between Miami, Florida's (via Colombia)
Breidis Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and Francisco "Gato" Figueroa (20-4-1,
13 KOs) of Bronx, New York and a super featherweight co-main event
between Miami (via Cuba) power puncher Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy
(16-0, 11 KOs) and Guadalajara, Mexico's Alejandro "Soma" Rodriguez
(14-6, 7 KOs).
Prescott vs. Figueroa and Barthelemy vs. Rodriguez will be broadcast live on Telefutura's Solo Boxeo Tecate.
an MMA fighter and Karate world champion himself, says he's well aware
of what his fighter is up against after just eight fights.
guy fought Jean Pascal for 12 rounds and lost by decision. He fought
Adonis Stevenson. He's got a lot more fights. It's a huge step up for
So why now?
don't want to play games with Yunieski. Why have 20 fights against
nobody? We're looking to make a difference in this business. I don't
think that makes sense to take too much time to fight somebody with
experience. Yunieski had a good amateur background on the Cuban team. He
had more than 270 amateur fights. He's happy to fight a guy like this.
That's why we're taking this after eight fights."
Should things work out as hoped, Luzbet says the next step will be to start collecting some pro hardware.
"Next we'll be looking to fight for a regional belt like an Intercontinental
or Latin title, a North American title - any light heavyweight title by
the end of the year or beginning of next year. And by the end of 2013,
we're looking for world champions. Yunieski doesn't want to waste time."
scheduled for action that night will be a host of local and
international prospects and contenders including super middleweight
Roberto J. Acevedo 5-0 (3 KOs) of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, in a
four-rounder vs. Pensacola, Florida's Donald Clark (2-2, 1 KO); and
middleweight Leosvy Mayedo (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami, who will fight a
four-rounder vs. Atlanta's Victor Pacheco (1-0-1, 1 KO).
are priced at $75 ringside/$30 general admission. A limited number of
VIP tables are also available. Please call (954) 985-1155 or (786)
553-3895 to purchase tickets.
On fight night, doors open 6:30
and the action starts 7:30. The MACC at the Doubletree Hotel is located
at 711 NW 72nd Avenue in Miami.
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