Zeferino Entertainment's Star Line-Up Ready to Explode in 2009
In December of 2005, Zef Ramirez founded his promotion company formally known as “Jew Boy” promotions. With the name change in 2006 to Zeferino Entertainment, the company has emerged as one of the most exciting new promotional outfits in the sport, and looks set to make 2009 a breakout year. Zeferino Entertainment is set to see two of it’s top prospects fighting in career defining fights in the coming months, and with a solid stable of fighters and hopeful young prospects, looks poised to make some noise in the sport for years to come.
Zeferino contender’s and prospects consist of:
Carlos De Leon Jr. (21-2-2, 14 KO’s)
Carlos De Leon Jr., the son of former World Champion Carlos DeLeon Sr., is definitely worthy of his name. Promoted by Lou Dibella and Co-Promoted by Zef Ramirez, both promoters are confident and excited for DeLeon’s future. With a successful knockout in April of 2008 against Buddy McGirt Jr., and a follow up win against tough Brad Austin, DeLeon (21-2-2, 14 KOs), has continued to establish that his win over Buddy McGirt Jr. was no fluke, and he looks ready for the next level. Deleon Jr., who is also promoted by Lou Dibella of Dibella Entertainment, is ready for his upcoming battle with Allen Green on Showtime April 25th. A win should put Carlos in line for a title fight before the end of the year.
Marvin Cordova Jr. (20-0-1, 11 KO’s)
Marvin Cordova Jr., was introduced to the boxing arena at the tender age of six years old and had an amazing 242 amateur fights before turning pro in 2004. Since then Cordova has excelled as an undefeated welterweight contender and looks to finally break into the top ten this year. He is currently ranked #38 by the WBC, #7 by the NABO, #13 by the NABF and #8 by the USBA. Cordova has shown flashes of brilliance in wins over Derrick Samuels and Scott Ball, and many insiders already feel he ranks as one of the top young contenders in the division. Cordova fought fellow prospect Victor Ortiz in 2007, with the fight ending up in a technical draw, and there has been no request from the Ortiz camp for a rematch since then. Cordova Jr. has gone so far as to issued an open challenge to any top ranked fighter in his division, a challenge that has been accepted by tough Fillipino contender Dennis Laurenta. Laurenta (30-3), who is promoted by Manny Pacquiao, is by far the toughest opponent Cordova has yet to face, and with the fight landing on the undercard of the Hatton v. Pacquiao showdown in May, it also is an opportunity to impress on the most important boxing card of the year.
Akinyemi Laleye (12-3, 6 KO’s)
This attractive Nigeria born bomber currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Akinyemi "AK-47" Laleye posseses an explosive style and has proven to be a charismatic fan favorite. Laleye was defeated in the semi-finals on Verses Contender tournament, and lost a close decision to Rico Hoye, in February, but Ramirez is confident that he will still emerge as a world class contender before all is said and done. “I still have a tremendous amount of confidence in AK's future in boxing,” commented Ramirez, “he’s proven to boxing fans that he is a warrior based on his performance on the Contender, and I know the best is yet to come.”
Duncan Dokiwari (25-3, 22 KO’s)
Promising Olympic Bronze Medalist Duncan Dokiwari has had a roller coaster ride in his career. Initially he started off as a highly touted undefeated prospect before losing to top heavyweights Fres Oquendo and Dominick Guinn. A loss to fellow prospect Stacey Frazier seemed to derail his career, but Dokiwari has bounced back to reestablish himself as one of the most exciting heavyweight prospects in the world. Dokiwari returned to the ring in 2006, winning three fights by knockout including an impressive win for the WBC USNBC heavyweight title over the towering and tough Willie Palms in a Zeferino Entertainment promoted fight. After that win Dokiwari took some time off to achieve his degree at UNLV. Now a graduate, Dokiwari has joined forces with Zef Ramirez to get back into Heavyweight contention and pursue his dream toward the world title fight in 2009.
David Medina (20-2, 11 KO’s)
With an extensive amateur career while serving in the Army, David “Strictly Business” Medina earned a boxing berth with the Army’s World Class Athlete Program at Fort Carson, Colorado. He trained for about six months before winning the Armed Forces Championship in 1999. Since then, David "Strictly Business" Medina has excelled as a professional, with a record of 20-2, including impressive wins over tough Victor Lares of Texas and fellow prospect Skyler Thompson. Medina is ready to fight against the best of the division in 2009. “Make no bones about it,” commented Ramirez, “Medina will be fighting someone in the top ten this year, and then I think the boxing world will know what a great fighter he is. I honestly don’t think he’s peaked yet, but I think 2009 will bring out the best in him.”
Josh Myers (6-0, 6 KO’s)
Former Extreme sports biker Josh "Mighty" Myers started his professional Boxing career in 2006 with no amateur bouts. Myers has been taking his time to develop his technique and ability as a fighter. Now undefeated as a Welterweight he's developed the nickname "Mighty" due to the fact that all of his fights have ended by knock out. Promoter Zef Ramirez has attributed his freakish strength to the extreme sports he has been involved with since childhood. Look for this Welterweight to come on the scene in the near future.
Torrence Daniels (12-9-1, 5 KO’s)
The popular former Olympic alternate is slated to fight May 1st at the Hard Rock Casino against the undefeated Roberto Marroquin. Although Daniels does not have the flashiest record, a win over Marroquin could position him for one more big fight, an opportunity Daniels is hopeful to capitalize on.