Anvar Yunusov takes on Jose Salinas in main event this Friday
Weights for Friday night’s card at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
Anvar Yunusov 130 – Jose Salinas 130
Jonathan Torres 118.5 – Steven Lopez 116.5
Yeuri Andujar 123.5 – Haziz Self 119.5
Alejandro Jimenez 119.5 – Desmond Moore 120
Ricky Nuno 152.5 – Vincent Floyd 153.5
Kendall Cannida 175.5 – Travis Toledo 174
Christian Montano 188 – Paul Holley 192
Michael Coffie 277 – Jamal Woods 247
Joseph George 173.5 – Josue Obando 174
A stacked ten- bout card has been finalized for this Friday night at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
In the main event, three-time Olympian Anvar Yunusov takes on Jose Salinas in a scheduled eight-round super featherweight bout.
Yunusov, who competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics for his native Tajikistan, is now 5-0 with two knockouts as a professional.
The 31 year-old fights out of Philadelphia, and turned professional in 2017. He has registered his two knockouts in his last two outings with a 4th round stoppage over former contender Mike Oliver, and in his lat bout when he destroyed Angel Monreal in one-round on September 14th in Philadelphia.
Salinas of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has a record of 10-3-1 with five knockouts.
The 28 year-old Salinas is a six-year professional who has wins over undefeated Rafael Casas (2-0), and the highly regarded Dardan Zenunaj (12-1).
Salinas is coming off a loss to undefeated Erick De Leon (14-0) on January 27, 2017 in Studio City, California.
In six-round bouts:
Christian Montano (7-0, 6 KOs) of Houston, Texas takes on Paul Holley (6-1-1, 5 KOs) of Sarasota, FL in a light heavyweight bout.
Michael Coffie (4-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY takes on 68-fight Veteran Jamaal Woods of Forest City, AL in a heavyweight contest.
Joseph George (7-0, 6 KOs) takes on Josue Obando (16-24-1, 12 KOs) of Jalisco, MX in a light heavyweight bout.
Sebastian Fundora (10-0, 6 KOs) of Cochella, California fights Jonathan Batista (18-15, 11 KOs) of San Pedro, DR in a junior middleweight fight.
In four-round bouts:
Jeffrey Torres of Bethlehem will make his pro debut against Steven Lopez (0-2) of Philadelphia in a bantamweight bout.
Yeuri Andujar (1-0, 1 KO) of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic fights debuting
Haziz Self of Philadelphia in a featherweight bout.
In a battle of undefeated bantamweights, Alejandro Jimenez (3-0, 1 KO) of New Hope, PA fights Desmond Moore (1-0-1, 1KO) of Bethlehem, PA.
Ricky Nuno (2-1, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA fights Ashton Sykes (2-2) of Colombia, MD in a middleweight bout.
Undefeated light heavyweights get it on as Kendall Cannida (2-0) of Philadelphia battles Travis Toledo (2-0, 2 KOs) of Baltimore, MD.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Banner Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated lightweight, Golden Garcia to a promotional contract.
Garcia, 30 years-old of Montreal, Canada, has a record of 11-0-1 with six-knockouts.
Garcia began boxing at the age of 12 when he walked in to a gym to get in shape.
“I got into a few scraps in the street, so it was nice to go to a place where fighting was allowed,” said Garcia.
Garcia had about 60 amateur bouts, where he competed at 130 pounds.
Garcia turned professional on June 28, 2014 with a 2nd round stoppage over Michael Gargouri in Quebec, Canada. He has fought all of his bouts in Canada, which included a win over Oscar Mejia (10-2-1).
In his last bout, Garcia stopped Adalberto Borquez on March 24th in Montreal.
Garcia is a pressure fighter, that throws a high volume of punches, and tries to overwhelm his opponents. Garcia prides himself for his endurance and he believes that the longer the fight goes, the better he is.
“This is a great opportunity for me to step up. I will get better chances to show off my skills, and being with Banner Promotions can help me get farther in my career then I could imagine,” said Garcia. “I am looking forward to this partnership, and together we will do big things.”
Said Garcia’s manager, former world champion, Otis Grant, “Golden has a lot of potential. He is a very hard worker. I have confidence in Artie Pelullo and Banner Promotions. I was his 1st world champion. This will open the door to sign more fighters with Banner. I have a lot of good fighters, and I am looking to send more to Artie.”
“I am happy to be working with my 1st world champion Otis Grant, and his brother Howard. They have a terrific eye for talent, and Golden will be the 1st of many fighters that we will be working together, to bring to world championships,” said Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo.