Guerrero flying high and ready to make noise in middleweight division
“Boxing’s Future Champions” PPV card on PrizeFightTV.com
Undefeated middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero may have been flying under the radar during his young pro career, but that ends Friday night when he fights in his first main event, headlining the “Boxing’s Future Champions” pay-per-view pro card at Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland.
“Boxing’s Future Champions,” presented by Prize Fight Boxing, will air on PPV at www.PrizeFightTV.com, commencing at 8 PM/ET, for only $4.95.
Guerrero (13-0, 11 KOs), born in the Dominican Republic, has become somewhat of a boxing cult hero in his hometown of Salisbury, where he had “banged-out the house” in past appearances there. Even though he’s fought twice on ESPN and once on Showtime, the multi-talented southpaw will really spread his wings starting Friday against Brian “The Assassin” Norman (17-8, 5 KOs) in the 8-round main event.
The 22-year-old Guerrero, who captured gold medals at the World Cadet Junior Olympics and 2007 USA National Championships, embraces the popularity he’s developed at home in Salisbury and he’s prepared to make his mark at a higher level fighting on the www.PrizeFightTV.com PPV event.
“Norman is my height (5-9) and I know he comes to fight,” Guerrero said. “Fans watching me for the first time will see an exciting fighter with all-around skills who is going to do whatever it takes to win. I’m going to give them what they like and want – an aggressive fighter. He’s going to go head-to-head with me, too. The louder the fans scream, the harder we’ll fight. I can’t wait!”
Fernando will also have an opportunity to watch his older (by 5 years) brother, cruiserweight Alex Guerrero, make his pro debut Friday evening in a 4-round bout versus Rodrika Ray (2-1, 1 KO). “My brothers are the reason I’m boxing,” Fernando explained. “My manager and trainer, Hal Chernoff, came by our house to pick-up my brothers to bring them to his gym (Main Street Gym in Salisbury). I was standing outside of our house and Hal asked why I wasn’t coming to the gym. I said, ‘I’m the smart one.’ I was a good athlete and played just about every sport other than boxing. I finally went to the gym, tried boxing, but didn’t like it. I went home and thought things over, thinking maybe I was just being lazy. I decided to box, just to do something, and I’ve been there ever since. It’s about time my brother turned pro and I’m excited about watching him make his pro debut Friday night before I fight.”
The 6-round co-feature matches 2007 World Golden Gloves champion and U.S. Olympic Team alternate, Shawn Porter (8-0, 6 KOs), against upset-minded junior middleweight Dion Savage (5-0, 3 KOs), in a rare match-up of unbeaten prospects.
Unbeaten super middleweights Farah Enis (10-0, 5 KOs), of Philadelphia, and Bobby Jordan (6-0, 2 KOs) put their unbeaten records on the line in an 8-round bout.
Also on the undercard is exciting middleweight Dominic Wade (2-0, 2 KOs) against Anthony Cannon (4-12, 1 KO) in a 4-round bout, plus Farah’s older brother, Derrick “Pooh” Ennis, Jr. (17-2, 12 KOs), takes on junior middleweight Joshua “Poison” Onyango (14-17, 11 KOs) in an 8-round match.
Ticket prices range between $15.00 and $125.00 (ringside) and are on sale at the Wicomico Civic Center Box Office or on line at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org.
For more information go to www.PrizeFightPromoters.com or www.PrizeFightTV.com. Doors open at 7 PM/ET, first fight 8 PM/ET.