|Yoshihiro Kamegai vs. Jorge "El Pantera" Silva - Watch Live Boxing
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Oct 3, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
LOS ANGELES, October 3 - About to begin his attack on the elite of the
welterweight division, top-ten world rated Japanese contender Yoshihiro
Kamegai will make his second United States appearance on Saturday,
October 6 when he battles Tijuana, Mexico's Jorge "El Pantera" Silva in
the main event of a FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes televised card at
the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California.
always-exciting former World Champion Jorge "El Nino de Oro" Linares
returns to action to face Hector Velasquez in the 10-round lightweight
Kamegai vs. Silva, a 10-round welterweight bout,
headlines an exciting night of boxing action presented by Golden Boy
Promotions in association with Don Chargin Productions and sponsored by
Corona. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:00
p.m. PT. The FOX Sports Net broadcast will air at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00
p.m. PT. FUEL TV will rebroadcast the fight on November 25 at 5:00 p.m.
ET/2:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets priced at $20, $35, $45 and $60 are
available for purchase at the Sacramento Convention Center Box Office,
online at www.tickets.comor by calling Paco's Restaurant in Woodland
Fighting out of Sapporo, 29-year-old Yoshihiro
Kamegai (21-0, 18 KO's) is a dynamic boxer with knockout power who has
emerged from the Japanese fight scene as a contender in the welterweight
division. In October of 2011, he made his United States debut with an
impressive sixth round technical knockout win over Hector Munoz in Las
Vegas. Now, after two more wins back at home in Japan, he is back to
face his toughest test to date in contender Rivera.
power and an aggressive attack, Tijuana's Jorge Silva (19-2-1, 15 KO's)
always delivers fireworks on fight night. A four year professional who
has scored wins over then 118-fight veteran Roberto Valenzuela and
unbeaten prospect Alvaro Robles, the 20-year-old up-and-comer is
currently the owner of wins in five of his last six fights, including
two in a row. On Saturday, he makes his United States debut against one
of Japan's finest.
Looking to bounce back from two exciting and
hard-fought upset losses to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson, former
Two Division World Champion Jorge Linares (31-3, 20 KO's) begins his
comeback on October 6 and he has put in countless hours in the gym
preparing to make a run at a third divisional title. A former champion
at 126 and 130 pounds, the 27-year-old Venezuelan is still in his
physical prime and mentally, he is stronger than ever and ready to take a
step forward against Velasquez.
Tijuana's Hector Velasquez
(52-17-2, 35 KO's) has faced a "Who's Who" in boxing throughout his
19-year career, including Manny Pacquiao, Rocky Juarez and Edwin Valero,
and he hasn't backed down from anyone. Now 37, Velasquez' goal is to
put on great fights for the fans and leave it all in the ring every time
out and in Linares, he will have an opponent who shares the same
philosophy, making this a potential barnburner.
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