|Main Event change for pro boxing event in North Olmsted, OH - Update
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (April 14, 2010)
North Olmsted, Ohio April 14, 2010 An injury to Cleveland Jr. Middleweight Dante Moore has forced him to withdraw as the main event at the Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic. In his place, Warner Promotions in association with the VFW Men’s Auxiliary post 7647 and the Old School Boxing Club have announced that Cleveland lightweight prodigy Yuandale “Money Shot” Evans will be added to the card in the featured attraction bout. The event, which invades North Olmsted, OH on Saturday, April 24th live from the Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Road, in North Olmsted, has a total of seven professional bouts on the card.
Evans, (6-0, 4 KO’s) will be fighting in northeast Ohio for the first time since he turned professional last August. He is coming off a second round TKO over Juan Baltierrez on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins/Roy Jones Jr fight just eleven days ago. His opponent is still to be determined.
As an amateur, Evans was one of the best in the nation. He was the 2009 Cleveland Golden Glove champion, and won a bronze medal at the 2009 USA National Championships.
Antonio Castro, President of Warner Promotions, is grateful to have Evans in the main event. “I first noticed Yuandale as an amateur and was immediately fascinated with his style. He had the professional style from the beginning. I’ve followed his pro career, and am thrilled to have him making his home debut on my fight show,” explained Castro.
Other fights on the card include:
Wilkins Santiago making his pro debut against Torrence King (1-6) in a middleweight clash. Lightweight Julius Leegrand (2-0) looking to stay perfect against Francisco Portillo (0-3). Michael Moore (1-0, 1 KO) battling Stephen Scott (1-0) in a matchup of undefeated middleweights. Light Heavyweight Chris Lozano, the NAAFS Middleweight champion in the world of mixed martial arts, making his pro boxing debut against Reggie Scott (1-0). Supermiddleweight Demar Singleton (1-0, 1 KO) looking to stay unbeaten against Otto Cooper. And James Hope (5-4, 4 KO’s) against an opponent to be determined.
Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the first bell set for 7:30 PM.
Tickets for the Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic are charitable donations as 100% of the proceeds are donated to the VFW Post 7647. Ticket prices start at just $20 for general admission. There are also $50 VIP Ringside tickets, and tables seating eight for $600. Tickets can be purchased at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex, VFW Post 7647, or by calling 216.854.0485 or 440.258.8117.
About Jimmy Bivins
Jimmy Bivins fought out of Cleveland whose professional career ran from 1940 to 1955. Although he was never given the opportunity to fight for a world title, despite at one point being the number one contender in both the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions, Bivins fought and defeated many of the great fighters of his era. In recognition of his achievements in the ring, among other things, he defeated eight of the eleven world champions he faced. Bivins was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999.
About Warner Promotions
Warner Promotions is a boxing promotional company, based out of Cleveland. They served as the co-promoter for the ESPN Friday Night fights event at the Wolstein Center on February 19th. A newly formed, Cleveland based company, owned by Ron Warner, and run by Antonio Castro, Warner Promotions has four boxing events planned for 2010, and will be signing the top local boxers to compete in their events. For further information, please visit www.warnerpromotionsllc.com .
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