ZEFERINO ENTERTAINMENT & GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENT
HECTOR CAMACHO Jr. VS. "YORY BOY" CAMPAS
LATINO INVASION 2: REVENGE OF THE SON
LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT
FROM THE DON HASKINS CENTER AT UTEP EL PASO, TX
“MACHITO” CAMACHO VS. “YORY BOY” CAMPAS WILL FEATURE A STRONG UNDERCARD LEADING WITH THE YOUNG LOCAL”HOT” PROSPECT, ANTONIO ESCALANTE FACING TOUGH DOMINICAN CARLOS FULGENCIO AND DAVID “GATII OF THE ROCKIES” MEDINA AGAINST “THE CONTENDERS” MIGUEL HERNANDEZ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009 LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW
The night before Halloween, in the city of El Paso, TX., fight fans will be sitting back to watch what many consider to be a young fighter who feels he has a lot to prove to them, Hector Camacho, Jr. facing a seasoned warrior who has battled with the best in boxing, Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas, in an entertaining pay per view match on Friday night, October 30 distributed live on pay per view by MultiVision Media, Inc.
Camacho Jr. vs. Campas should prove to be a tough match. Campas has shown in his last several fights including the fight against Terra Garcia that he still has a strong fight in him, and Camacho Jr. says he will have to put it all on the line because he has to prove to the fans and to the media that he is ‘for real’ at this point in his career. Many fans felt disillusioned after Camcho’s fight against Jesse Leija. He has been enjoying a respectable win record of seven consecutive victories.
The co-feature of “Latin Invasion 2: Revenge of the Son”, promoted by Zeferino Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions, will present an exciting and tough challenge for the young ‘hot’ prospect Antonio Escalante, who will be facing a hard hitting and fast moving Dominican in Carlos Fulgencio 11-3-1, 15 KO’s , who recently lost against another ‘hot’ prospect, Abner Mares.
“I am thrilled to be featuring, alongside Golden Boy Promotions, their young and dynamic prospect, Antonio Escalante. Antonio hails from the El Paso area and has a huge following in El Paso and the entire state of Texas,” stated Zeferino Ramirez, the lead promoter. “I know he has a tough fight facing Carlos Fulgencio, but the fight fans will really be the victors, with this great fight that promises tremendous action and a tension of a possible knockout at any moment, “added Ramirez.
Also on this fight card “Latin Invasion 2:Revenge of the Son” will include a special feature as middleweight prospect David “Gatti of the Rockies” Medina (20-2, 10 KO’s) takes on the toughest opponent of his career when he steps into the ring against former star of ESPN’s 2007 season of “The Contender” Miguel Hernandez (20-9, 10 KO’s). Although Hernandez is best known for his role on The Contender (losing a close decision to Wayne Johnson) he also has two championships on his resume including the WBC United States Middleweight championship and the Illinois State Middleweight championship. However, a loss to Luciano Perez for a WBF regional title in his last fight has put him in a “must win” scenario as he steps into the ring with Medina. A win and he could be fighting the winner of the Camacho versus Campas fight (he lost to Campas back in 2006) whereas a loss could spell the end of his career.
“We are also pleased to present a young and true fighter in David Medina who is known as the “Gatti of the Rockies” because he keeps coming forward and never stops. His fight style is similar to the great and very dignified recently deceased champion, Arturo Gatti,” added Ramirez.
For Medina the burden may actually be considerably higher. Although Medina has looked for all the part like a contender in many of his fights (including an ESPN televised first round knockout over Charles Blake in 2006) there is no question that he will not only need to win, but to look impressive, if he is to use this fight to springboard into the world rankings.
Also on the card will be welterweight prospect Abel Perry (11-3, 3 KO’s) as he faces popular local brawler Bobby Joe Valdez (9-6-2, 4 KO’s) in a non-televised fight. Valdez may not have the flashiest record, but he has proven to be one of the toughest, and most exciting, fighters in the Texas panhandle. His last three losses were all to highly regarded fighters in Jesse Lara, Cosme Rivera, and New Mexican prospect Jospeh Gomez (whom he also held to a draw in an earlier fight). Although Perry is favored, there is little question that Valdez will have the support of the local fans, and that he will be bringing his A-game to the Don Haskins Center on October 30th.
The fight will take place at the Don Haskins Center at the University of Texas at El Paso. Tickets are priced at $25, $40, $60 and $100. Tickets are available at the UTEP Ticket Center, or by calling Ticketmaster 1-800-736-1420 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.