Lewkowicz Signs Oscar Escandon to Promotional Agreement
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz proudly announces the signing of undefeated Colombian super bantamweight Oscar Escandon (21-0, 14 KOs) to a promotional agreement.
28-year-old Escandon began boxing at the age of 10 under the guidance of his father, Luis Alfonso Escandon. He had over 200 amateur bouts and proudly represented his homeland in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
As a professional, Escandon won the WBC Latino Bantamweight Championship in March of 2011, he with a KO 3 of his countryman Luis Felipe Cuadrado.
Escandon enjoys tremendous popularity in his hometown, the Department of Tolima’s capital city of Ibague, in the central region of the Colombian Andes, about 130 miles from Bogota. He is the first athlete from Tolima to represent Colombia in an Olympiad.
Expectations there are very high that he will become the first world champion from the interior of Colombia, thus changing the cycle of Colombian boxing world champions who have exclusively came from the coastal region.
Escandon and manager Francisco Herrera say they’re excited to finally be working with a well-respected name like Sampson Boxing and look at it as the golden opportunity they’ve been waiting for.
“I have been waiting my whole career for someone to get me the fights I want and Sampson is the one who will do it. I have put all my trust in him,” said Escandon.
“Oscar is more than ready for this,” added Herrera. “We will now be looking to face (WBA Champion) Guillermo Rigondeaux or (WBO Champ) Nonito Donaire. These are the level of fights Oscar belongs in.”
“It’s an honor to have his trust and I will not disappoint him,” said an excited Sampson Lewkowicz, moments after the signing. “Oscar is a tremendous talent, who has been waiting for the right opportunities. I will now secure those opportunities for him and show the world what he’s made of. This is a notice to the boxing world that Oscar Escandon is coming.”
Tonight on “The Pugilist KOrner”: Bryan Vera, Keith Thurman, Daniel Jacobs, Don Chargin, Tony Luis, and Michelle Rosado
Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present perennial Middleweight contender Bryan Vera, Welterweight prospect Keith “One Time” Thurman, Middleweight prospect Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin, Junior Welterweight prospect Tony “Lightning” Luis, and fight promoter Michelle Rosado.
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“The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to welcome back the always formidable Middleweight contender Bryan Vera (21-6, 12 KOs). The rugged fight veteran from Austin, Texas, will discuss his big headlining bout on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights with former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Middleweight champ Sergei Dzinziruk on January 25th.
Making his very special debut to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be highly touted Welterweight prospect Keith “One Time” Thurman (19-0, 18 KOs). The hard punching 24 year old will talk about his very successful campaign in 2012, as well as the prospect of eventually challenging the elite of the 147 and 154 pound weight divisions.
“The Pugilist KOrner” is also honored to welcome Middleweight prospect Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs (24-1, 21 KOs) to the program for the first time. The inspirational fighter will discuss his battle with cancer and his plight to become Middleweight champion. The 25 year old prospect will also talk about his upcoming bout with Derrick Findley on February 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“The Pugilist KOrner” is always privileged to welcome back a true legend of the fight game, Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin. The “Don” of boxing will discuss his plans for 2013 as well as some of his favorite up and coming prospects in the sport of boxing. As special advisor to Golden Boy Promotions, the great Don Chargin will also talk about potential opponents for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2013.
Also making his debut to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be undefeated Junior Welterweight prospect Tony “Lightning” Luis (15-0, 7 KOs). The hard punching “Canuck” will discuss his American network television debut on January 25th, as he takes on the always rugged Miguel Gonzalez on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
Also making her way to “The Pugilist KOrner” for the first time will be ambitious young fight promoter, “The Raging Babe” Michelle Rosado. The driven boxing proponent will discuss her upcoming fight card, “Mayhem in Mesa”, which takes place this Friday, January 18th, in Mesa, Arizona. The insightful fight promoter will also discuss Gabriel Rosado’s big HBO date with one of the more avoided fighters in the sport, Gennady Golovkin , which happens this Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
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Boxeo Telemundo Ford Season opener in Palm Bay, FL Feb 22
Palm Bay, FL: The popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will make its 2013 debut at Florida’s Space Coast with an exciting show, Friday, February 22nd at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, FL.
In the main event, WBO Intercontinental bantamweight champion and #5 contender Jose “Miau” Nieves (21-2-3-10 KO’s) of Carolina, Puerto Rico, will put his ranking and title on the line against former WBC Mundo Hispano Champion Danny “El Venado” Flores (14-2-8 KO’s) of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in a bout schedule for 12 rounds in another classic battle of Puerto Rico Vs. Mexico.
First bell at 8:30 PM, 6 mores fights round up the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US. Tickets are already on sale at The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce in Palm Bay, FL or by calling 321-951-9998. Tuto Zabala, Jr. and All Star Boxing, Inc are presenting the event
a. The Palm Bay Community Center is located at 1502 Port Malabar NE in Palm Bay.
The series will continue March 1st from Foro Polanco in Mexico City, March 22 from the Kissimmee Civic Center and March 29 also from Polanco, the main events will be announced shortly.
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