Jose Pedraza Plans to Take Spotlight vs Edner Cherry on Broner – Allakhverdiev Card

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Cincinnati, OH (10/01/15) – This Saturday night, live on Showtime®, undefeated Puerto Rican star Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12KO’s) makes the first defense of his IBF junior lightweight world championship when he defends his crown against dangerous, former world-title challenger and IBF #14-rated Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-6-2, 19KO’s). The championship matchup will be the lead supporting bout to Adrien Broner’s battle against Khabib Allakhverdiev for the vacant WBA world super lightweight title. Showtime will begin live coverage starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
 
The 2008 Olympian Pedraza won the belt in June with a near shutout decision over once-beaten and tough-as-nails contender Andrey Klimov. Pedraza had his way with Klimov from the outset, controlling the action with his superior boxing ability and speed, switching between orthodox and southpaw, and at times stalking Klimov down, showing his willingness to go toe-to-toe. It was a near flawless performance for the 26-year-old, who won by scores of 120-108, 120-108, and 119-109, fulfilling a lifelong dream, and cementing himself as the leading candidate to become the island country of Puerto Rico’s next superstar. Pedraza will be looking to steal the show this Saturday when he takes on the dangerous and longtime contender Cherry.
 
“We train hard all the time, we are in great shape and we prepare for every fight like the opponent is the champion,” said Pedraza. “Edner Cherry is a very experienced fighter. He is a strong guy and good puncher. I am in great shape and I’m ready to fight 12 rounds. This could very well be the toughest fight of my career. He hasn’t lost in seven years, but we are very prepared, studied the fight well and are ready to go come Saturday. My youth will play a huge part in this fight. I’m much younger than him and, without a doubt, I will win this fight. I can’t wait for the fans to watch this fight and if they can’t be here than I hope they watch on Showtime. It will be a great fight.”
 
“Jose Pedraza is one of the most exciting young champions in all of boxing and a successor to the great Puerto Rican champions that preceded him. On Saturday, he’ll have a chance to prove himself against very tough contender Edner Cherry in what should be a barnburner,” said co-promoter Lou DiBella.
 
“Working with Jose and his team has been spectacular since day one and having Al Haymon working with us to further build his career has been a blessing. There is no limit to what Jose can do in this sport. Edner Cherry is a very dangerous competitor who will be bringing it all night long. We are confident in Jose’s ability though and know he will once again put on a spectacular performance come Saturday night,” said co-promoter Javier Bustillo.
 
“I truly believe that Jose will be a multi-divisional champion and go down as one of the best fighters to ever come out of Puerto Rico,” said co-promoter Gary Shaw.
 
The 33-year-old Cherry hasn’t lost a bout since 2008, when he dropped a decision to then-WBC super lightweight world champion Timothy Bradley. After the defeat to Bradley, Cherry dropped down in weight and got himself back into title contention, reeling off 10 victories, including seven inside the distance.
 
The bout between Pedraza and Cherry is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Universal Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions. The event is promoted by Warriors Boxing and About Billions Promotions.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and About Billions Promotions, are priced at $154, $104, $79, $54, and $29 and are on sale NOW. Tickets are available at the U.S. Bank Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores, call 1-800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Rey ‘El Maestro’ Ojeda Firma con Al Haymon

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Credito Fotos: Anthony Luna

San Juan, PR–  El campeón ligero (135 libras) NABA de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB), Rey ‘El Maestro’ Ojeda (15-0, 9KO’s) dio otro gran paso en su carrera como boxeador profesional, esto al llegar a un acuerdo de asesoría y manejo con el magnate del boxeo internacional, Al Haymon.

 

“Estoy muy contento con este paso que estoy dando en mi carrera como boxeador. Gracias al enorme trabajo y esfuerzo que ha hecho mi promotor Javier Bustillo y mi manejador Margaro Cruz, hoy puedo celebrar este nuevo logro. Desde que llegué a Universal Promotions, mi carrera ha dado un giro 180 grados y sé que cosas más grandes vienen en camino”,  dijo el maestro de matemáticas y líder comunitario. “Al Haymon es actualmente la figura más importante del boxeo a nivel mundial. Está unión me garantiza buenas oportunidades y grandes pagas. En este deportes tenemos que pensar en asegurar nuestro futuro y el de nuestra familia, ahora más, ya que en pocas semanas me convertiré en padre”.

 

Recientemente, Al Haymon firmó al contendor mundial José ‘Sniper’ Pedraza y al prospecto Luis ‘Zurdo’ Rosario.

 

“Tenemos una gran relación con Al Haymon y su grupo de trabajo. Nosotros seguimos trabajando día a día para llevar a nuestros boxeadores al próximo nivel. Estas firmas le dan un empujón enorme a las carreras de nuestros muchachos. Cosas buenas están pasando y más firmas se aproximan”, manifestó el Presidente de Universal Promotions, Javier Bustillo.

 

‘El Maestro’ Ojeda, quien está clasificado #13 por la AMB y #15 por la OMB, estará subiendo al cuadrilátero este sábado, 28 de febrero en el Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernández de Gurabo, donde defenderá su campeonato ligero ante el experimentado púgil mexicano, Sergio ‘El Cuate’ Villanueva (26-5-2, 13KO’s).

 

La cartelera contará con diez emocionantes combate, donde estarán viendo acción los prospectos Jonathan ‘Bomba’ González (15-1-1, 11KO’s),  Alberto ‘Transformer’ Mercado (10-0, 2KO’s), Emmanuel ‘Pirata’ De Jesús (13-0, 9KO’s), Luis ‘Zurdo’ Rosario (4-0-1, 4KO’s), Félix ‘La Sombra’ Caraballo (2-0-2, 2KO’s), Marcos ‘Marquitos’ Osorio (2-0, 2KO’s), Aviel Alamo (Debutante), entre otros.

 

Los boletos están a la venta en www.prticket.com, llamando al (787) 303-0334 y/o visitando La Gran Discoteca de Sears en Plaza Las Américas, Plaza del Caribe en Ponce y Mayagüez Mall.

Jose Pedraza Ready to Stake His Claim at Rances Barthelemy’s Title

PUERTO RICO (November 21, 2014) – After his dominating performance against Philippine contender Michael Farenas (39-5-4, 31 KOs), Puerto Rican star and IBO super-featherweight champion, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs), is elated that he’s become the mandatory challenger to face IBF champion Rances Barthelemy (21-0, 12 KOs).

“I’m very excited about my future and I’m very thankful to my promoters Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo for getting me the fights I needed to become the mandatory challenger to fight for the IBF title.” said Pedraza. “I’ve been getting a lot of support from my people here in Puerto Rico and it feels great to be loved by them. I’ve already started training as I’m eager to get back in the ring. I’m ready to fight Rances Barthelemy and bring home the IBF title.”

Promoter Gary Shaw was amazed on how well Pedraza picked apart Farenas in their bout. He feels Pedraza soared from a fighter on the rise to one of the best fighters in the 130lbs division.

“Pedraza was absolutely outstanding in his fight with Farenas,” said Gary Shaw. “He looked fantastic. He has the rare ability to make adjustments in the ring against any style. He proved he can hang with the big boys. Farenas is a big puncher and Pedraza negated everything he brought to the table. Pedraza graduated from top prospect, to world title contender in one terrific performance. I believe he is the top 130 pounder in the world, and come early 2015 will prove it when he fights for the world title.”

Pedraza is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions.