Undercard Announced For ‘Las Vegas in Panama II’, August 10

Promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Carlos Gonzalez of Best Boxing have announced the undercard for their blockbuster “LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II” show at the beautiful Megapolis Convention Center in the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama City, Panama, on Saturday, August 10.

Fighting in support of the three world-title fights that top the bill, including the return of superb Panamanian WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (33-2-1, 12 KOs) making the eleventh defense of his 118-lb belt against Colombian southpaw William Urina (24-2, 20 KOs) in a 12-round battle; future boxing superstar Oscar Escandon (22-0, 15 KOs) vying for the interim WBA World super bantamweight championship against Panama’s former world champion Nehomar Cermeno (21-5-1, 13 KOs), and Venezuela’s WBA female featherweight Champion Ogleidis Suarez in the first defense of her title in a rematch against Colombia’s Liliana “La Tigresa” Palmera (21-10-3, 15 KOs) will be several intriguing bouts between tough South American warriors.

The main supporting bout will be an intriguing 10-round welterweight duel between two solid contenders in Azael “Turbo” Cosio (16-2-2, 13 KOs) of Santa Marta, Panama,and Devis “El Felino” Caceres (13-2, 9 KOs).

Remaining seats for “LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II” are priced at $100, $200 and $300 USD ringside and are available at all Ticket Plus outlets as well as the Hard Rock Hotel.

Cosio was last seen winning the interim WBC Latino welterweight title with an impressive TKO 9 over respectable Colombian contender Jose David Mosquera in March. Since losing his pro debut in 2009, Caceres has only lost one fight and won his last four by way of brutal knockout.

Also scheduled for appearances on this stacked night of world-class boxing will be multiple world champion Roberto “La AraƱa” Vasquez (32-5-2, 22 KOs) from San Francisco, Panama, who will stay busy in a dangerous eight-round bantamweight battle against power-punching veteran Walberto Ramos (18-6-2, 12 KOs) of Monitos, Colombia.

Also scheduled are an eight-round super flyweight bout between Julio “El Kirikiki” Escudero (14-3, 10 KOs) of San Francisco, Panama and Stiven “Huesito” Monterrosa (10-2-2, 9 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia; a super featherweight eight-rounder between Jose “El Tigre” Forero (9-2, 7 KOs) of San Francisco, Panama and Luis Zambrano (10-3, 9 KOs) of Cordoba, Colombia; a four-round super middleweight bout pitting Israel “Arma Letal” Duffus (5-1, 4 KOs) of San Miguelito, Panama, against Manuel Banquez (7-2-2, 5 KOs) of Tolu, Colombia; and an eight-round, crosstown lightweight bout between undefeated Juan Huertas (3-0, 3 KOs) of Panama City, Panama and more experienced veteran Daniel “La Esperanza Negra” Mulgrave (4-8-2, 1 KO) of Panama City, Panama.

Sampson Lewkowicz: “Panama Has Boxing Fever for Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno”

Sampson Boxing chief Sampson Lewkowicz says he and his promotional partner, Carlos Gonzalez of Best Boxing, are happy and proud of the building excitement in Panama for their blockbuster return to the beautiful Megapolis Convention Center in the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama City, Panama, on Saturday, August 10, entitled “LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II”.

The entire country has boxing fever in advance of their three-world-championship headlined by the return of superb Panamanian WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (33-2-1, 12 KOs) making the eleventh defense of his 118-lb belt against Colombian southpaw William Urina (24-2, 20 KOs) in a 12-round duel.

Remaining seats for “LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II” are priced at $100, $200 and $300 USD ringside and are available at all Ticket Plus outlets as well as the Hard Rock Hotel.

Also scheduled are budding superstar Oscar Escandon’s (22-0, 15 KOs) fight for the interim WBA World super bantamweight championship against Venezuelan former world champion Nehomar Cermeno (21-5-1, 13 KOs), as well as Venezuela’s WBA female featherweight Champion Ogleidis Suarez in the first defense of her title, a rematch against Colombia’s Liliana “La Tigresa” Palmera (21-10-3, 15 KOs).

“This event will be like the Superbowl of Panama,” said Sampson Lewkowicz. “The people of Panama will be glued to the TV to watch their national heroes in action in tough fights, while those lucky enough to get a ticket will see what boxing in Las Vegas is like without leaving their homeland. We are opening up more seats to accommodate the tremendous interest in this great show. I congratulate the people of Panama for their wonderful passion for world-championship boxing.”

Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno Returns August 10 in Panama City

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Carlos Gonzalez of Best Boxing will return to the beautiful Megapolis Convention Center in the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama City, Panama, on Saturday, August 10, for an elite boxing event entitled “LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II”.

The glitzy night of world-class boxing will feature three world-championship bouts including the return of superb Panamanian WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (33-2-1, 12 KOs) making the eleventh defense of his 118-lb belt against Colombian southpaw William Urina (24-2, 20 KOs) in a 12-round battle, future boxing superstar Oscar Escandon (22-0, 15 KOs) vying for the interim WBA World super bantamweight championship against Panama’s former world champion Nehomar Cermeno (21-5-1, 13 KOs), as well as Venezuela’s WBA female featherweight Champion Ogleidis Suarez in the first defense of her title, a rematch against Colombia’s Liliana “La Tigresa” Palmera (21-10-3, 15 KOs).

LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II will be a follow-up to the promotional duo’s wildly successful debut show at the venue in March.

“We are very happy to returning to such a beautiful place for a show that will be important around the world,” said Lewkowicz. “Chemito Moreno is the best bantamweight in the world and he is coming home to fight for the first time in two years. He is a superstar in his homeland of Panama and I expect this fight to be the most important place to be in the country on August 10.”

27-year-old Anselmo Moreno is a southpaw who stands 5 feet 6 inches. He is from El Martillo, Panama, but currently lives in San Miguelito. Moreno won the WBA Bantamweight title from the Ukraine’s Wladimir Sidorenko in 2008, becoming Panama’s 25th world champion, and has made 10 successful defenses. This will be Moreno’s first fight since his November 10, 2012, decision loss (while moving up in weight) against fellow star Abner Mares for the WBC Super Bantamweight Champion. This marked the second professional loss in Moreno’s career, ending a 10 year unbeaten streak.

27-year-old Urina is a southpaw from Barranquilla, Colombia. This will be his second world-title challenge. He lost a close, but unanimous decision to formidable WBO super flyweight Champion Omar Narvaez in 2011.

28-year-old Colombian Oscar Escandon had over 200 amateur bouts and proudly represented his homeland in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Beijing. As a professional, he has already won the WBC Latino Bantamweight Championship. Escandon enjoys tremendous popularity in his hometown, the Department of Tolima’s capital city of Ibague, in the central region of the Colombian Andes.

33-year-old Nehomar Cermeno was born in Barcelona, Venezuela, but now resides in Panama City. He is the former Interim WBA World Bantamweight Champion and even held it for two defenses before dropping razor-thin split decisions to Anselmo Moreno in back-to-back All Panama showdowns in 2010.

25-year-old Ogleidis Suarez is from Caracas, Venezuela. She won her title by beating then-undefeated Katy Wilson Castillo in 2011. She has already made two successful defenses of her belt, including a TKO 7 over next opponent Palmera in 2012. In addition to being a world champion boxer, the remarkable Suarez is also a professional glamor model, actress, sports commentator, television presenter and professional dancer.

31-year-old Liliana Palmera hails from Monteria, Colombia. A professional boxer since 1999, Palmera has already challenged for a world titles five separate times at various weights and always come up short.

Undercard match-ups will be announced shortly.