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Charlie Serrano vs. Aalan Martinez this Friday, July 12th in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL: The successful series Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc closes their summer series this Friday, July 12, 2013 from the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.

In the main event hometown favorite Charlie “La Bestia” Serrano (15-3-1-4 KO’s) of Tampa, Florida via Puerto Rico who will be making his 17th appearance at the A La Carte Pavilion facing Aalan “Bombardero” Martinez (14-2-10 KO’s) of Los Angeles, California via Mexico in a bout schedule for 12 Rounds with the vacant WBO Latino Featherweight title at stake.

The event, which is nearly sold out, has a loaded undercard featuring local talents Manny Woods (10-3-1-4 KO’s), Alphonso Black (6-0-1-3 KO’s), Radivoje Kalajdzic (10-0-7 KO’s), Ricky Tomlinson (debut), Noemi Bosque (1-0-1) and undefeated Cuban prospects Alexei Collado (16-0-15 KO’s) and Sullivan Barrera (9-0-6 KO’s) amongst others.

The official weight in will be Thursday, July 11, 5:00 PM at the Wing House 7790 US 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL. Is open for the public.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise starting at 11:35 PM. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Shea Bailey Promotions. A La Carte Event Pavilion is located at 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, FL. For information and tickets 813-842-0338.

USA Boxing’s Elite Men to Face Off with European Foes at the Makar Mazai in Ukraine

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing has traveled to Ukraine for the third time in 2013 as the elite men prepare to face off with seven squads from Europe at the Makar Mazai Memorial in Mariupol, Ukraine. Team USA made the long journey overseas on Saturday and is currently preparing for competition to begin on Wednesday. The 10-man squad could face opponents from Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Moldova, and Azerbaijan in tournament action.

The United States team includes nine 2013 USA Boxing National Champions and light heavyweight silver medalist John Magda (Rutherford, N.J.). Magda and flyweight Malik Jackson (Washington DC) will make their international debuts in Ukraine while eight of their teammates are returning to international action fresh off a successful visit to Puerto Rico. Light flyweight Leroy Davila (New Brunswick, N.J.), bantamweight Eduardo Martinez (Aurora, Ill.), lightweight Kenneth Sims, Jr. (Chicago, Ill.), light welterweight Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas), welterweight Jamontay Clark (Cincinnati, Ohio), middleweight LeShawn Rodriquez (Shirley, N.Y.), heavyweight Michael Hilton (Trenton, N.J.), and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) will compete in their second recent international event in Ukraine.

The tournament general weigh-in will take place on Wednesday prior to the official event draw and first session of competition. Team USA will look to continue the international success they enjoyed in Puerto Rico where the squad won team trophies at two events. The squad will take on a different test than they faced in Puerto Rico, battling European opponents at the Makar Mazai Memorial.

Male junior and youth squads from the United States each traveled to Ukraine for international competitions earlier this year, winning 15 medals between the two events. Coaches Kevin Benford (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Kenneth Sims, Sr. (Chicago, Ill.) will guide Team USA in Makar Mazai Memorial action.

Makar Mazai Memorial Tournament U.S. Roster

108 lbs: Leroy Davila, New Brunswick, N.J.

114 lbs: Malik Jackson, Washington DC

123 lbs: Eduardo Martinez, Aurora, Ill.

132 lbs: Kenneth Sims, Jr., Chicago, Ill.

141 lbs: Jose Alday, Odessa, Texas

152 lbs: Jamontay Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio

165 lbs: LeShawn Rodriquez, Shirley, N.Y.

178 lbs: John Magda, Rutherford, N.J.

201 lbs: Michael Hilton, Trenton, N.J.

201+ lbs: Cam F. Awesome, Lenexa, Kansas

Coach: Kevin Benford, Cincinnati, Ohio

Coach: Kenneth Sims, Sr., Chicago, Ill.

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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