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Javier Fortuna vs. Jose Carmona on October 19th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion and current WBC #8-ranked super featherweight contender Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will face Colombian veteran Jose Carmona (22-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The power-punching super featherweights will meet in the main event of a historic night of boxing, presented by promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Cesar Mercedes of Manguita Promociones, that will also feature no less than three women’s world championship fights.

24-year-old Fortuna, from La Romana, Dominican Republic, will be looking to rebound from the only blotch on his professional record, a draw with extremely capable former Olympian Luis Franco in August of this year. Fortuna lost his interim title on the scale last April before destroying challenger Miguel Zamudio by way of terrifying knockout.

24-year-old Carmona won the WBA Fedebol featherweight title earlier this year with unanimous deicsion over Gustavo Sandoval. He is currently riding a four-fight winning streak.

Also that night in separate 10-round bouts, three different women from Santo Domingo: IBF Female Featherweight World Champion Daihana Santana (32-6, 14 KOs), IBF Female Super Bantamweight Champion Katy Pamela “La Super Baby” Wilson (18-1, 11 KOs), and former women’s super-bantamweight world champion Marilyn “La Cachorrita” Hernandez (24-9, 15 KOs) will either defend or challenge for world championships.

Scheduled for the undercard are Santo Domingo’s undefeated WBA Fedelatin Bantamweight Champion Jonathan Guzman (14-0, 14 KOs); undefeated Santo Domingo super featherweight KO artist Braulio “El Chavo” Rodriguez (14-0, 14 KOs), as well as several other local favorites.

Further opponents will be announced shortly.


QUEENS, NY (SEPTEMBER 19, 2013) — This Saturday night, September 21st, 2013 at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, New York, two big New York State title bouts highlight a terrific night of boxing action promoted by New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and WON Promotions.

In an eight round bout, undefeated fighters Frank Galarza (10-0-2, 6 KO’s) and Richard Neves (6-0-1, 3 KO’s) will battle it out for the New York State Jr. Middleweight crown. Both fighters are very confident going into this bout which is one of the most anticipated bouts in the greater New York area.

“I have worked hard, I had a hard camp and I am prepared mentally and physically”, said Galarza. “Neves is a straight forward fighter. He keeps coming in and I have to be prepared for that.”

This will be Galarza’s 4th appearance at the Resorts World Casino and the Brooklyn native enjoys fighting at the venue. “I love fighting at Resorts World Casino; I always put on a show”. Galarza is no stranger to taking on the top competition as he and fellow undefeated fighter Alantez Fox fought a “Fight of the Year” back on September 22, 2012 at the Resorts World Casino and that fight has helped prepare Galarza for this fight.

“This is my 2nd undefeated opponent, so this is nothing new. I fight top competition and I am trying to bring boxing back. The fans don’t want to see fights where you basically know who is going to win. That takes away from the sport. People want to see competitive fights. I have something to prove to myself and fighting these kinds of fights is a learning experience.”

Galarza is sure to show the fans the tenacious style that has made him a fan favorite in the New York area. “I am not taking any prisoners. He better be prepared. I also want to thank my manager AJ Galante and my promoters New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and WON Promotions”, finished the 28 year-old Galarza.

Although he doesn’t have the professional experience that Galarza brings, Rich Neves is also very confident of a victory on Saturday night. “It’s a great opportunity. I could not turn it down. I am ready to go in and do what I do”, said Neves, a native of New Hyde Park, New York.

Both guys admit to knowing each other a little bit from being around the New York Boxing Circuit but each know the stakes are high for this fight. “Once that bell rings, friendship goes out the window” said Neves.

Despite having less fights, Neves believes that he is actually on par with Galarza in terms of experience. “He has more professional experience, at the same time I have fought tough guys in the amateurs, so his pro experience won’t mean much”. Being only his eighth pro bout, Neves is happy for the opportunity to win his first belt. “We do this to become champions and hopefully this will be the first of many to come.”

Like Galarza, Neves will have a huge fan base in attendance, which will make for an exciting atmosphere. “This is a great fight and hopefully the fans will enjoy it. I know I already have in excess of 100 fans coming to see me” said Neves.


Main Event – Leon Moore (30-2, 24 KO’s) takes on Rafael Vazquez (8-1, 6 KO’s) in a ten round bout for the WBA-FEDELATIN championship and the New York State Super Bantamweight title.

Amanda Serrano (18-1-1, 13 KO’s) takes on Kerri Hill in a four round Super Featherweight bout.

Bryant Cruz (6-0, 5 KO’s) fights Jesus Bayron (5-8, 4 KO’s) in a six round Super Featherweight bout.

Angel Garcia (5-2, 2 KO’s) battles Nuwan Jayakody (1-2, 1 KO) in a six round Super Featherweight bout.

Undefeated Heavyweight Evan Nedd (5-0, 2 KO’s) takes on Ytalo Perea (4-1, 3 KO’s) in a four round bout.

Undefeated Cruiserweight Jay Rodriguez (1-0-1, 1 KO) boxes Eric George (0-4) in a four round bout.

Allan Phelan (2-2, 2 KO’s) takes on Benjamin Burgos (1-4) in a four round Featherweight bout.

Rounding out the card will be the pro debut of Villi Bello taking on Anthony Birmingham (0-1-1) in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout.

Tickets: $50 General Admission and $125 VIP Ringside can be purchased by calling

New Legend Boxing 718-487-4474 and/or logging on to

Resorts World Casino New York City is located at
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11420

Doors Open 5:30PM / First Bout 6:30PM

* All Bouts Subject to Change

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