Algieri vs. Peralta on February 23rd at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY
PATERSON, NJ – On the next NBC Sports Network Fight Night telecast, Saturday, February 23rd, the nationally televised co-feature is a critical 10-round matchup between two young fighters on the brink of a big boxing breakthrough. Dominican born but Jersey City based, Jose “Mangu” Peralta, 10-1, 6 KOs, enters the backyard of undefeated Chris Algieri, 15-0, 7 KOs, for a showdown of hot junior welterweight prospects at The Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY. the live telecast begins at 10:30PM ET.
“I have to fight him in his hometown,” Peralta said, “but I don’t worry about that because there are only two people in the ring – him and me. He’s going to enjoy the crowd, but I’m going to enjoy the “W”. I’m going to win the fight.”
In addition to the home field advantage, Algieri also brings edges in experience (4 bouts) and size (4 inches) into the fight. However, Peralta refuses to be concerned about such things, and insists that none of these on-paper advantages will help his opponent defeat him.
“Boxing is my life,” Peralta said. “It’s all I do. Boxing means everything to me. I don’t worry about his height. My sparring partners are the same height. I don’t pay attention to videos or the opponents he faced before. I’m ready to fight and I’ll be ready for business.”
The hard-working Peralta sees the nationally televised fight as his chance to get some attention and advance his career.
“I feel like this is my opportunity, my time to shine,” Peralta said. “It’s Mangu Time! I got no limits and I’m really prepared for this fight. Training camp went really well. I trained like never before in my life. I’m really excited and won’t let my people down.”
Peralta has won his last eight fights in a row, and if he can topple the highly regarded Algieri, Mangu may see some important doors open for him.
“I am ready to grab this win and then continue to train harder and harder,” Peralta said. “I’ll (eventually) be the best at 140 pounds. I have no limits. He’s never fought somebody like me. I’m too hungry. This is my opportunity, and I won’t let it go.”
ABOUT FEBRUARY 23 FIGHTS
The February 23rd card is promoted by Main Events, Star Boxing and Goossen Tutor. The main event featuring Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov vs. Malik Scott, and the co-feature, Chris Algieri vs. Jose “Mangu” Peralta, will be shown live on the NBC Sports Network Fight Night telecast which begins at 10:30 pm ET.
Seven bouts are planned for the February 23 card to be held at The Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY. Doors open at 6:30pm. First fight is at 7:30pm.
Tickets priced at $200, $150, $125 $100 and $50 (standing room) can be purchased through Star Boxing 718-823-2000, www.starboxing.com, Paramount Box office 631-673-7300, Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 or www.Ticketmaster.com.
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez Signs with Top Rank & Zanfer
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (February 15, 2013) — Top Rank and Zanfer Promotions announced the signing of undefeated Top-Five middleweight contender GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMÍREZ today.
Ramírez (24-0, 19 KOs), from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México, captured the World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth middleweight title in 2010 and has successfully defended it six times throughout his three-year reign. Currently world-rated No. 4 by the WBC and No. 6 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), Ramírez, 21, is a former Méxican Junior National Champion and a three-time National Méxican National Amateur Champion in the Elite Division.
“This is a huge signing for Top Rank and Zanfer and words cannot express how excited we are to be promoting him,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “The sky is the limit for Gilberto. I expect him to have a glorious reign as world champion.”
For information on Top Rank, go to http://www.toprank.com.