Boxlab Promotions is internet hosting the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) KO Medicine battle evening Sunday, December 11 on the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL. The cardboard might be televised reside on CBS Sports activities Community at 7 p.m. ET.
This particular night of boxing opens the annual WBA Conference, which takes place December 11-14 on the Caribe Royale.
“We’re proud to deliver our a hundredth annual conference and signature KO Medicine present to Central Florida,” stated WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. That is the primary time the present is being held in the USA and we’re excited to be partnering with our host the Caribe Royale Resort and Boxlab Promotions to deliver you this occasion. We could have a number of WBA title fights on the cardboard and have boxers from all around the world.”
Tickets from $40 are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. Doorways open at 3 pm and the primary battle begins at 4.
Headlining is a ten spherical junior welterweight contest between Cuban phenom Orestes Velasquez and Guillermo “El Leoncito” Crocco for the WBA Worldwide championship. The fast-rising Velasquez is 5-0 with all his wins coming by KO. At present residing in Las Vegas, NV the place he’s skilled by legendary Ismael Salas, Velasquez most lately scored a 3rd spherical knockout over Emiliano Garcia in August. Combating out of Argentina, Crocco’s 20-2-1 with 6 KO’s, and his final two wins got here by way of stoppage.
Within the ten spherical co-feature, undefeated middleweights Francisco “Bebu” Veron and Leonardo Ruiz will sq. off for the WBA Continental Americas title. Veron, a local of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is 10-0 with 8 knockouts. On October 28, Veron scored a second spherical stoppage over countryman Franco Ledesma. Representing San Bernadino, CA, Ruiz is 10-0 with 7 KO’s. On November 18, Ruiz stopped beforehand unbeaten Josue Silva within the fifth spherical.
NABA tremendous middleweight champion Yamaguchi “The Downside” Falcao, defends his belt in opposition to heavy-handed Ernest Amuzu. Hailing from Brazil and now residing in Florida, Falcao’s skilled ledger is an impressive 23-1-1 with 9 knockouts. On October 29, Falcao retained his title by dominating Alex Tehran over ten rounds.
Initially from Ghana and presently based mostly in Florida, Amuzu’s 26-7 with 22 KO’s. He’s confronted many world class fighters together with Vijender Singh, Ievgen Khytrov and Radivoje “Scorching Rod” Kalajdzic.
NABA middleweight Champion Connor “The Child” Coyle defends his belt when he faces Sladan Janjanian in a ten spherical showdown. Representing Derry, Northern Eire and coaching out of Pinellas Park, FL, Coyle’s 17-0 with 7 knockouts. On Might 21, Coyle captured the NABA title with a choice victory over Antonio Todd on the Caribe Royale. Rated #10 by the WBA, Coyle most lately defeated veteran Silverio Ortiz in September.
Combating out of Bosnia, Janjanian’s 34-13 with 24 KO’s and confronted the likes of Bektemir Melikuziev, Martin Murray, Steven Butler, and Pierre Hubert Dibombe amongst others.
Kalliopi “Pink Tyson” Kourouni of Las Vegas, NV by way of Greece squares off in opposition to Colombia’s Calista Silgado in a ten spherical matchup for the WBA Continental Americas junior light-weight championship.
Kourouni, 12-3 (2 KO’s), shutout Simone de Silva over eight rounds this previous February. A longtime contender, Silgado is coming off a fourth spherical knockout of Dalia Vasquez in October.
Bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez, 28-1 (19 KO’s), of Miami, FL by way of Nicaragua challenges Washington-based Filipino Jobert “Lion” Alvarez, 20-3-2 (7 KO’s) in an eight rounder for the WBA Continental Americas title.
“Boxlab Promotions is extraordinarily excited to be the promoter of the WBA’s KO Medicine card,” stated Amaury Piedra. “This expertise laden card that includes a number of title fights brings among the finest worldwide boxers to Orlando. We respect the WBA and its President Gilberto Mendoza for giving the Boxlab group this chance. December 11 goes to be a particular occasion and actually an evening of champions!”
Further ten spherical title fights are as follows:
WBA Fedecaribe mild heavyweight championship: Joseph George (12-0 (7 KO’s), Houston, TX) vs Raiko Santana (8-3 (5 KO’s), Chihuahua, Mexico by way of Cuba)
WBA Fedecaribe junior middleweight championship: Yoanis Tellez (2-0 (2 KO’s), Stafford, TX by way of Cuba) vs Jean Rivera (8-1, (1 KO), San Juan, Puerto Rico)
WBA Fedecaribe light-weight championship: Idalberto Umara (7-1 (4 KO’s), Miami, FL by way of Cuba) vs Emiliano Garcia (18-8-1 (13 KO’s), Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Former unified middleweight champion and future Corridor of Famer Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez of Buenos Aires, Argentina faces Jefferson Metropolis, MO’s Noah Kidd in an eight spherical bout. Martinez, who gained Fighter of the Yr in 2010 after defeating Kelly Pavlik and Paul Williams, is 4-0 since returning to the ring in 2020.
In six spherical contests, heavyweight Herich Ruiz Cordoba meets Phillip Jean Siede, junior middleweight Jeovanny Estela faces Luis Eduardo Florez, and welterweight Damian Lescaille battles Rondale Hubbert.
Light-weight Alex Rios Vega will face an opponent to be named.