| SHOWTIME Boxing - Jayson Velez vs Salvador Sanchez II, Danny Jacobs vs Chris Fitzpatrick Set For Cotto vs. Trout|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 16, 2012) Photo © German Villasenor, Doghouse Boxing
DECEMBER 1 MIGUEL COTTO VS. AUSTIN TROUT
SHOWTIME TELEVISED CO-FEATURED BOUTS SET
JAYSON VELEZ AND SALVADOR SANCHEZ II TO BATTLE FOR
VACANT WBC SILVER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE
THE COMEBACK OF DANNY JACOBS CONTINUES AGAINST
CHRIS FITZPATRICK AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
IN NEW YORK CITY
LOS ANGELES, November 16 - The December 1 event at Madison Square Garden just became an explosive
tripleheader with the addition of unbeaten Puerto Rican phenom Jayson Velez taking on Mexico's Salvador Sanchez II in
a 10-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Featherweight title in a
classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico battle. In the second co-featured
attraction, one of boxing's top young talents, middleweight Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs, will face Cleveland's Chris "The Irish Ghost" Fitzpatrick in
a 10-round middleweight fight as Jacobs returns for his second fight
after winning a harrowing battle against a cancerous tumor that attacked
his spine. The tripleheader will be televised on SHOWTIME from Madison
native of Juncos, Puerto Rico, 24-year-old Jayson Velez (19-0, 14 KO's)
has shown the potential to follow in the championship footsteps of
Puerto Rico's most famous resident, Miguel Cotto. A sharp puncher who
can take out opponents with either hand, Velez is coming off of a sixth
round knockout over Leivi Brea in August. On December 1, he returns to
Madison Square Garden for the first time since stopping Jesus Bayron in
June of 2009.
from Tianguistenco, Mexico, Salvador "Sal II" Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18
KO's) is carrying on his pugilistic family name following the tragic
death of his uncle, the legendary featherweight champion Salvador
Sanchez, in 1982. The winner of 11 straight, the 27-year-old Sanchez
will pay homage to his uncle on December 1 by wearing the trunks, shoes
and robe the Hall of Famer wore in his final fight against Azumah Nelson
at Madison Square Garden in July of 1982, making this more than just a
fight for this promising Mexican warrior.
highly-decorated amateur boxer with several titles and accolades to his
name, Brooklyn's Danny Jacobs (23-1, 20 KO's) was achieving the same
success in the professional game, soaring to the top of the middleweight
division at breakneck speed, with the only hiccup being an upset loss
to Dmitry Pirog for the vacant WBO Middleweight title in 2010. Jacobs
quickly rebounded from the defeat, winning two subsequent fights by
knockout, but shortly after defeating Robert Kliewer in March of 2011,
he was faced with the biggest fight of his life against cancer.
Thankfully, the 25-year-old fought just as hard out of the ring as he
does inside of it and is now cancer-free after a battle that lasted over
a year. Even more amazing is that after being told he would never
fight again, he fought his way back into the ring and looked as sharp as
ever when he knocked out Josh Luteran in just 73 seconds on October 20
of this year. Now he will step things up once again when he faces
Fitzpatrick on December 1 at The Garden.
"The Irish Ghost" Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6 KO's) has been boxing since the
age of eight and this lifelong passion has finally led him to the Mecca
of Boxing, Madison Square Garden for the biggest fight of his career on
December 1. A boxer-puncher who always shows up to scrap, the
25-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio has been fighting professionally since
2008 and he's looking forward to testing Jacobs while showing that he's
ready for the next level of competition in the talent-rich middleweight
"Showdown: Cotto vs. Trout" is a 12-round battle between Four-Time and Three-Division World
Champion Miguel Cotto and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin
Trout taking place on Saturday, December 1 at Madison Square Garden in
New York City. The co-featured fights will see Jayson Velez take on
Salvador Sanchez in a 10-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver
Featherweight title and Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs battle Chris "The
Irish Ghost" Fitzpatrick in a 10-round middleweight fight. The event is
promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in
association with Greg Cohen Promotions, sponsored by The Puerto Rican
Tourism Board and Corona and will be televised live on SHOWTIME.
priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, not including applicable
service charges and taxes, are available for purchase at the Madison
Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge
by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.
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