Victor Cayo vs. Vladimir Baez on December 17th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Danny Watson
On Monday, December 17, Sampson Boxing and Manguita Promotions will return to the Dominican Fiesta Hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with another star-studded night of professional boxing, including an all-Dominican main event and two female world title fights.
In the night’s 10-round main event, hometown hero Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (30-3, 22 KOs) of Santo Domingo will face unbeaten countryman Vladimir Baez (17-0 with 15 KOs) of La Vega, Dominican Republic.
Cayo will be gunning for his second consecutive victory over and undefeated opponent, as he defeated unbeaten Julio DeJesus (15-0, 14 KOs) on August 11. Baez has won four straight by knockout since winning the Dominican Light Welterweight Championship in 2010.
In the 10-round co-feature will be Daihana Santana (30-6, 14 KOs) will be defending her IBF Female Featherweight World Title against Mandatory Challenger Helen Joseph (11-1, 6 KOs) of Nigeria, by way of Ghana.
Also appearing that night will be IBF Female Junior Featherweight World Champion Katy Pamela “La Super Baby” Wilson (16-1, 9 KOs) making the second defense of her title against Maribel Santana (12-10, 5 KOs).
On the undercard, Sampson Boxing will showcase future stars such as power punching Dominican super bantamweight Jonathan Guzman (10-0, 10 KOs), and heavy-handed super featherweight Braulio Rodriguez (10-0, 10 KOs), undefeated super middleweight Felix Valera (3-0, 3 KOs), and Santo Domingo’s own future light welterweight star Juan Carlos Abreu (13-0, 12 KOs) in separate fights.
And in a very special added attraction, the “Hawk Flock” undefeated brothers John Jackson (13-1, 12 KOs) and Julius Jackson (13-0, 9 KOs) and undefeated light middleweight Samuel Rogers (11-0, 6 KOs) from the US Virgin Islands will each appear in separate bouts. John and Julius are the sons and Samuel is the nephew of all-time-great slugger Julian “The Hawk” Jackson.
“I have made it one of my missions to bring world-class boxing to the Dominican and stars like Javier Fortuna and Victor Cayo, as well as upcoming champions such as Jonathan Guzman, Braulio Rodriguez and Juan Carlos Abreu are a big part of those plans. I am very excited about this show and look forward to another successful co-promotional venture with Manguita Promotions,” said Sampson Boxing President Sampson Lewkowicz.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR BOLTON’S WATSON
If there really is ‘no place like home’ then Bolton fighter Danny Watson’s fledgling pro career couldn’t be getting off to a better start.
After making a winning debut at his hometown’s Reebok Stadium in October, ‘The Phantom’ gets the chance to impress there again on December 9 when he fights on the undercard of Luke Blackledge’s Central Area super-middleweight title fight with Wayne Reed.
The nine-fight ‘Total Carnage’ card, which is preceded by Manchester’s football derby being shown live on big screens, is another great opportunity for Danny, 30, a former amateur England international, to showcase the boxing talent that has helped him turn his life around.
“I boxed as an amateur at quite a high standard but a couple of things changed in my life,” explained Watson, who also has his own tattoo studio.
“I ended up getting sent to jail for a while, came out and never really got back into the boxing. It felt like a wasted chance and I could have done a lot better.
“Boxing has changed my life now though. I split up with my wife, needed something to dedicate my life to and have put all my time into boxing. I decided it was time to stop wasting my talent.”
Although Danny, who describes himself as a showman in the ring, knows he has left it late to start punching for pay, the elusive, switch-hitter is still confident he has the ability to go far in his new career.
Aiming for at least domestic honours in the long term, for now Watson is just looking forward to getting back between the ropes on home turf and putting on a show.
“It was brilliant last time. With it being my hometown I had a big crowd with me, and it was quite a small hall so it was a brilliant atmosphere.
“We had a good after-show party too, and I can’t wait to do it all again, get the win and celebrate. This time it’s going to be at the Square Lounge in Bolton and people get free entry with their ticket.
“Obviously with me being 30 I’ve got to be realistic. I think I’ve got the talent to go all the way but it’s about having the time.
“I think I can get a British title and then see where we go from there, but it’s all about opportunities in pro boxing and hopefully I’ll get them.”
“The Bolton show was real success in October, the boxing was entertaining and we had a top atmosphere. This time we’ve got another really good card and, with the football being show on the big screens first, I think this show could be even better,” said promoter Steve Wood.
“Danny looked good on his debut. Obviously it’s still early days for him but hopefully he’ll keep improving and learning and then we’ll see how far we can take him.”
‘Total Carnage’ takes place in The Premier Suite at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on December 9. The card is topped by Accrington’s 12-fight unbeaten prospect Luke Blackledge battling Sheffield’s Wayne Reed for the Central Area super-middleweight title. Also boxing will be Middleton’s unbeaten Liam Taylor; Ashton under Lyne’s Jon Kays; Manchester’s Jimmy Kelly Jnr; Blackburn’s Kurt Grieve; Bolton’s Danny Watson; Darwen cruiserweight Stevie Taylor; Oldham’s Alex Rutter, and Bradford’s Tasif Khan.
Tickets, priced at £30 (General) and £50 (Ringside), are available from all boxers or at www.vipbe.co.uk
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GFL.TV PRESENTS GLOBAL BOXING “MAJEWSKI VS MUNDY” ON COMCAST TCN AND CSN SPORTSNET BEGINNING DECEMBER 1
New York, NY (November 29, 2012) This weekend GFL and Comcast continue their weekly combat sports series with world class boxing, as Global Boxing presents Majewski VS Mundy featuring 7 hotly contested matchups inside the squared circle anchored by a main event with the WBO Intercontinental Title on the line. Poland’s Patrick Majewski (19-1) now based in Atlantic City, fights Philadelphia’s own Latif Mundy (10-4) in a rematch that is sure to be a shootout. Their previous fight went the distance in a bout Majewski won but by a razor thin margin and now fans are getting part two in this epic back and forth clash.
The co-main event features contenders Shamone Alvarez of Atlantic City battling hometown rival DeCarlo Perez in a bout where both fighters have a lot at stake. The winner sets himself up for bigger paydays down the line as well as having hometown bragging rights in a fight that is sure to include plenty of punches thrown with bad intentions.
Air times will be on Saturday, December 1st at 8pm EST in all TCN coverage areas (including; Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pittsburgh) with replays on Sunday, December 2nd at 1pm, Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm and Wednesday, December 5th at 11pm. CSN Philly will air the event on Sunday, December 2nd at 8pm and replay on Saturday, December 8th at 2pm. Comcast subscribers in other major markets including; CSN Washington, CSN Bay Area, CSN Chicago, CSN New England and CSN Northwest will also have access to Majewski VS Mundy in the coming weeks.