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Full Card Set For ESPN Fight Night On Wednesday November 25
Undefeated Bantamweight Prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez Tops Undercard, Seeks 14th Victory
Hialeah, FL (November 19, 2015) – Undefeated bantamweight prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) will be tested by Elicer Aquino (17-1-1, 11 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN Wednesday, November 25 at iconic Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and the card will be headlined by Super Welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) defending his title against former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs).
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $100, $75, $50, $35 and $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.ticketforce.com, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or at the Hialeah Park Casino cage.
Undercard action continues with a pair of 10-round battles as Cuba’s Yasmany Consuegra (17-2, 14 KOs) will face undefeated heavyweight John Nofire (18-0, 14 KOs) while Daquan Arnett (14-1, 8 KOs) takes on Yudel Jhonson (17-2, 9 KOs) in a super welterweight showdown.
Also entering the ring, in an eight-round lightweight contest, is 23-year-old Brooklyn-native Dennis Galarza (10-1, 7 KOs) who takes on Argentina’s Juan Ramos Solis (29-10, 9 KOs) while undefeated 20-year-old Chicago-product Jose Quezada (8-0, 5 KOs) faces Puerto Rico’s Daniel Lorenzana (4-6-1, 2 KOs) in a 4/6-round super lightweight affair.
Rounding out the night of fights is 26-year-old Jeff Souffrant (1-1) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a four round welterweight bout against Miami’s Gregory Moore (1-0) and Puerto Rican super welterweight Alex De Jesus (21-1, 13 KOs) in a six-round bout.
At just 23-years-old, Rodriguez has been on a fast track towards a world title fight since turning pro in 2012. On November 25 he makes his U.S. debut after taking down Gabor Molnar, Luis Hinojosa and Alex Rangel in 2015. The Manati, Puerto Rico-born fighter will bring his exciting style into the ring against his toughest test to date when he fights on November 25.
Undefeated in his first 18 pro fights, Aquino looks to bounce back from a narrow majority decision loss to undefeated Adam Lopez in his last outing. The 28-year-old hadn’t gone the distance since 2012 before his last bout, having stopped seven of his previous eight opponents. Born in Higuey, Dominican Republic, he will be fighting in the U.S. for the second time as a professional.
Born in Cuba but fighting out of Miami for several years, Consuegra returns to the site of his last victory, a March triumph over Taurus Sykes. The 31-year-old has picked up victories over veterans Byron Polley, Santiago De Paula and Stacy Frazier since turning pro in 2010.
A Cherokee-citizen born in Oklahoma and training out of Miami, Nofire will look to make a mark when he faces his toughest test to date on November 25. The 28-year-old has picked up victories in 2015 over Joell Godfrey and Sylvester Barron and has stopped six of his last seven fights inside the distance.
The 22-year-old Arnett was an accomplished amateur who won a 2009 Junior Olympic Championship. Born in Winter Park, FL, he has taken down previously unbeaten fighters Jeremiah Wiggins, Brandon Quarles and in his last outing, Joshua Conley. He looks to make it four in a row on November 25.
A Cuban boxer fighting out of Miami, Johnson won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic games. He began fighting professionally in 2009 and won his first 12 pro starts. The 34-year-old took down Norberto Gonzalez and Lenwood Dozier in 2014 and began 2015 with a victory over Pablo Munguia.
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