EDNER CHERRY PRIMED FOR TAMPA HEADLINER ON FEBRUARY 19TH
“CHERRY BOMB” MAPS OUT ROAD TO WORLD TITLE IN 2010
Photo courtesy of TKO Boxing
Former world title challenger Edner “CHERRY BOMB” Cherry is a man on a mission and continues on his path towards another world title opportunity on Friday, February 19th in the main event of “TRIPLE-HEADER IN TAMPA” at the Ala Carte Event Pavilion.
Cherry squares off against Columbian banger Hevinson Herrera in the headline bout of an evening of world class professional boxing presented by TKO Boxing Promotions, Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse.
“I certainly feel like this is my year to become a world champion. Now that I’m fighting at junior lightweight I feel much stronger and very confident. Ideally, I’d like to fight a top five contender after this fight and then one of the belt holders at 130, but the important thing is to take care of business on the 19th” said the 27 year old native of Nassau, Bahamas.
The battle against Herrera will be Cherry’s first in Tampa since his sixth round knockout of Wes Ferguson in June of 2007. “Fighting in Tampa is great, I’m truly blessed to have the tremendous support of the fans here.”
The 27 year old Cherry returned to action on December 17th with a brutal third round stoppage of Jovann Jones at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. Using an array of thunderous body shots, the Wauchula, Florida resident dropped Jones three times on his way to the victory, improving his record to 25-6-2 (13KO’s).
In September 2008, Cherry lost a very hard fought twelve round decision to welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley.
Herrera, 14-4-1 (9KO’s), will be making his first start in the United States having previously battled numerous world class fighters in Panama, South Africa and France. He is on a three bout winning streak as he enters his initial bout of 2010.
The Cherry/Herrera eight round bout headlines an action packed card that also includes numerous local fighters and outstanding prospects including Jamaican heavyweight Lenroy “TNT” Thomas, highly regarded welterweight newcomer Joseph Elegele, sensational super bantamweight prospect Robert Rodriguez, female junior featherweight fan favorite Jenna Shriver, undefeated middleweight Ahsandi Gibbs and junior middleweight Ali Tareh.
Tickets for “TRIPLE-HEADER IN TAMPA ” starting at $20, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). The Ala Carte Event Pavilion is located at 4050 Dana Shores Drive . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.
ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras, Joseph Elegele and Hastings Bwalya, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado Jr., featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweight Rayonta Whitfield
ABOUT FIGHT NIGHT PRODUCTIONS
Fight Night Productions, LLC is a professional boxing promotion based out of Tampa, Florida . The company was created in December 2009 and is comprised of prominent Orthodontist Dr. Randy Feldman (formerly of Starfight Productions), Jim McLoughlin, Christian Myer, Shea Bailey Promotions, Inc. and Pugilist Promotions, Inc. Fight Night is headed by Chief Executive Manager, Aaron Jacobs (formerly of Starfight Productions and Banner Promotions), as well as Vice Executive Manager, Shea Bailey (formerly Starfight Productions and Pound for Pound Promotions). The group was formed with the intentions of continuing the long standing tradition of professional boxing in the Tampa Bay area. Feldman, Bailey and Jacobs were part of the recently dissolved Starfight Productions which had promoted over fifty professional boxing events in Tampa including numerous nationally televised live events on ESPN2. McLoughlin is a former boxing trainer and manager and patriarch of the 4th Street Boxing Gym. Myer, a criminal defense attorney, currently co-owns the 4th Street Boxing Gym in St. Petersburg, Florida which is the home to many of the Bay area's top boxing talents including Jenna Shiver, Ahsandi Gibbs, Derrick Samuels, Carlos Rivera and Jason Barnett.