ZEFERINO ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS RANDY GRIFFIN
Zeferino Entertainment has just announced that middleweight contender Randy “The Gentleman” Griffin (24-2-3, 12 KO’s) has just signed a promotional agreement and will make his debut under the Zeferino Entertainment banner on the undercard of the "Latin Invasion 2" PPV card on October 30.
The Louisville native Griffin is perhaps best remembered for holding WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm to a twelve round draw back in October of 2007. Many boxing insiders felt that Griffin was the victim of a hometown decision (the fight was in Sturm’s native Germany) against Sturm, and although he did lose a decision to Sturm in a rematch last year, the prospects look bright for Griffin.
“Randy fought the WBA champion twice in his hometown and impressed everyone with his skill, determination, and tenacity in those fights,” commented Zef Ramirez, president of Zeferino Entertainment, “I would like to position him for another title fight as soon as possible because I feel Randy is capable of beating any of the middleweight champions right now. He already showed that when he fought Sturm in Germany.”
Griffin’s first fight under the Zeferino Entertainment banner will come in El Paso on the undercard of the Hector Camacho Jr. versus Luis Ramon “Yuri Boy” Campas fight. His opponent in the eight-rounder is the highly regarded Venezuelan journeyman Marcos Primera (20-20-2, 13 KO’s). Primera is best known for his knockouts over former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig in 2003, then undefeated Carlos De Leon Jr. back in 2005, and then undefeated Curtis Stevens in 2006. Primera has also proved to be one of the most durable fighters in the division, taking fighters like Joshua Clottey and knockout specialist Tyrone Bruson the distance. In fact, he has not been stopped since middleweight contender Kingsley Ikeke stopped him back in February of 2005. The Griffin-Primera bout is a swing bout which may end up televised on the PPV broadcast.
The October 30th card will be at Don Haskins Center on Friday. Tickets can be obtained by visiting the Don Haskins Center or by going to ticketmaster.com. They start at $25, with ringside seats going for $100. The card will be televised on PPV as well.