CLAY BURNS from Alexandria, LA gets to fight in front of his hometown in the biggest Fox Sports show of the year. His opponent, JOSH ROSS, from nearby West Monroe, Louisiana has fought a draw with Burns. This fight is not a hype job....They both thought they should have gotten the win when they met. This is redemption for one of them, and it won’t be pretty. These guys fought a war the first time and will do the same this time. You can label this one “bad blood”. They really don’t like each other...Rivalry ....4 Rounds
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Featherweight prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 KOs) will return to the ring to face former title challenger Chris Avalos (26-5, 19 KOs) in a 10-round showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes July 18 from Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features undefeated Ahmed Elbiali (15-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round showdown against light heavyweight prospect Leo Hall (8-2, 7 KOs).
“I’m very excited to be fighting back on FS1 and FOX Deportes,” said Flores. “I’ve learned a lot since suffering my first defeat but now it’s time to get back in the win column. I’m up against a very tough fighter in Carlos Avalos. I’m just ready to let my hands go and provide the fans with some great action. This will be a classic Mexican war that the fans will enjoy.”
“I’m excited to get in the ring and show that I’m still very dangerous every time I’m in there,” said Avalos. “Flores hasn’t faced somebody like me and if he thinks this will be an easy comeback fight for him, he’s in for a rough night. I’m going to leave it all in the ring and give the fans watching an action-packed fight. I know I have what it takes to walk out of there with a win.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing in association with Keep Punching Entertainment, are priced at $150, $80, $50, $30 and $22, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the Rapides Parish Coliseum Box Office.
“Miguel Flores is anxious to bounce back from the first loss of his career and going up against Chris Avalos is the perfect opportunity for Miguel to show what he’s made of,” said Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing. “The fans at the beautiful, newly renovated Rapides Parish Coliseum are in for a treat and the show fits in nicely with the Premier Boxing Champions shows that are always televised on FS1 Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays.”
Originally from Michoacan, Mexico, but fighting out of Houston, Flores will look to bounce back from his first pro defeat in February to veteran contender Dat Nguyen. The 24-year-old had a big 2015 beginning in May with a victory over German Meraz and followed up by wins against Juan Ruiz, Carlos Padilla and Alfred Tetteh. He started 2016 with a headlining win over Mario Briones in January before dominating Ruben Tamayo over 10 rounds in May and scoring a decision over previously once-beaten Ryan Kielczweski in August.
The 27-year-old Avalos enters the ring with a wealth of experience, including a world title challenge against Carl Frampton and a battle with current champion Oscar Valdez. The fighter out of Lancaster, California earned his world title shot with victories over Yasutaka Ishimoto, Rolly Lunas and Drian Francisco. Avals has also been triumphant over previously unbeaten fighters Yenifel Vicente and Khabir Suleymanov.
A native of Cairo, Egypt now residing in Miami, the 26-year-old Elbiali had success in four TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAY appearances over the last two years. Those three contests saw him score a first round knockout of Fabiano Pena and eight-round unanimous decisions over Mariano Hilario and Andrew Hernandez. Most recently he delivered a first round stoppage of Jackson Junior in March in a fight broadcast on FS1 and FOX Deportes.
Leo Hall steps back into the ring looking to rebound from decision defeats to top prospects Earl Newman and Christopher Brooker. Fighting out of Detroit, Hall turned in 2014 and won his first eight pro fights. The 22-year-old has won seven of his eight bouts by way of knockout since his pro debut.
Here is a short video with well recognized Attorney and Boxing Agent, Mike Borao , who handles many up and coming boxers. Mike will be in Louisiana at the RAPIDES PARISH COLISEUM on July 18th to represent his boxer, the former IBF HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, Prince Charles Martin. Another heavyweight featured on the card is undefeated in 22 fights and a former high school and college football player from Louisiana and Texas, TRIPLE J, (Justin “Jawbreaker” Jones). Mike is excited about attending the show in CENLA (Central Louisiana) in what he calls a ’stacked card”. Get your tickets at ticketmaster.com (Fox Sports Boxing) and at the Coliseum. Become a raving fan…get your tickets now!
What does TRIPLE J (JUSTIN “JAWBREAKER” JONES) 20 wins—0—losses—2 draws think about the MAYWEATHER/MCGREGOR fight and who will win? How about his thoughts on the controversial decision with Pacquiao/Horn? Was it controversial? Who is the victor of the GGG vs CANELO fight? All this and more as TRIPLE J prepares for battle in a TALENT FILLED SHOW in Alexandria, LA on July 18th at the RAPIDES PARISH COLISEUM …..Tickets at ticketmaster.com (Fox Sports Boxing) and RAPIDES PARISH COLISEUM BOX-OFFICE. All this and more in this short video.
An interview with David Rivas, a boxing fan AND a big part of this incredible BOXING show on July 18th in Alexandria, LA at the RAPIDES PARISH COLISEUM on FS1 promoted by WARRIORS BOXING and KEEPPUNCHING ENTERTAINMENT and produced by PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Elite boxers from across the world will be competing for glory on this night in front to RAVING FANS from Louisiana. Get your tickets now at ticketmaster.com (Fox Sports Boxing) or at the RAPIDES PARISH COLISEUM. It will be a night to remember as we bring VEGAS STYLE boxing to CENLA. You want to be there LIVE and enjoy the energy and meet the celebrities.
This next week will be filled with days of hype as some of the most elite boxers in the game enter the City of Alexandria on the 17th of July and enter the ring of battle on July 18th at the RAPIDES PARISH COLISEUM to go to war for the opportunity to fight again for championships.
The weigh-in itself will be an event of it’s own as media and invited VIP guests will have the opportunity to meet these boxers seeking dreams of winning world titles and becoming financially set for life. “This is a show that will bring out the best in every competitor as they reach for the stars to achieve fame and fortune,” says Kerry Daigle of Keeppunching Entertainment.
The RAPIDES PARISH COLISEUM is filled with Sky-Boxes and seating for 8000+ people that will have the opportunity to see a CLASS A boxing promotion being broadcast for 2 hours on national television by FS1 (FOX SPORTS). Millions will be tuned in to watch the magic of PREMIERE BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS, the production of FOX SPORTS, the staff of WARRIORS BOXING PROMOTIONS, one of the busiest promotional companies in the world, coupled with the 40+ years experience of KEEPPUNCHING ENTERTAINMENT, who has worked with the biggest names in the sport.
The fans in driving distance will witness a LIVE event that will be remembered for a lifetime in the central part of Louisiana, CENLA as it is called, a place that was least expected to be the site for this kind of show. The winner here will be the fans who attend and also the City of Alexandria as it may become the promotional capital of the south producing more sports events and concerts from the attention of this nationally broadcast production.
Mark your calendars and visit the coliseum for your tickets or go to www.ticketmaster.com and look for FOX SPORTS BOXING. You will be glad you did.
Alexandria…..Be ready for fireworks like you have never seen before…in a show that will be seen by millions…… FS1 (Fox Sports 1), in conjunction with Keeppunching Entertainment, Warriors Boxing Promotions, and the PBC (Premier Boxing Championships) along with FOX SPORTS 1 are proud to be in your city…your Parish….your state. Boxing history is being made.
This photo shows the UNDERCARD fighters...Can you imagine? One heavyweight, TRIPLE J (Justin "Jawbreaker" Jones) who is undefeated in 22 professional bouts is only one showcase. TRIPLE J played football in Louisiana and was a star athlete going on to college ball. An injury sidelined him from continuing and he moved into boxing. The rest is history as he is preparing for a championship fight soon.
The second undercard fight that will be SHOWCASED is the former HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, Charles Martin, who lost his title last year to the great ANTHONY JOSHUA in front of 75,000+ fans in a multi-million dollar fight. Martin has a record of 24 wins with only 1 loss with 22 of those wins coming by knockout. This 6'5" giant is on the comeback trail to become a heavyweight champion again and plans to leave a mark in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Interviews and communication can be made by calling Kerry Daigle at 337.288.8510. Tickets are going on sale at the end of this week.
Be part of history in Louisiana and be seen on national television watching a star studded boxing show while supporting your community.
Keeppunching Entertainment Agency
Warriors Boxing Promotions/Executive Strategist