Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cesar Vazquez Headlines Championship Fight Card on July 20 in Laughlin, Nevada at the Edgewater Casino Resort, Televised on ESPN2
LAUGHLIN, NV, June 25, 2012 — Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions, Ken Thompson/Thompson Boxing, JEG Boxing, ESPN & the Edgewater Casino Resort Presents a night of world class boxing on July 20th at The Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. The main event & co-main event will be televised live on ESPN’S Friday Night Fights on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN 3 at 9 p.m. ET.
In the ten round main event, former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, 29-1 with 19 knockouts of Tijuana, Mexico will look to make it five straight wins when he takes on Cesar Vazquez, 25-0 with 16 knockouts of Mexicali, Mexico in a ten round Super Featherweight bout for the WBO Latino Junior Lightweight Championship.
Burgos, 24 years old is ranked No. 2 by the WBO and No. 4 by the IBF and is one of the hottest fighters in the 130 pound division. Since he came up just short in his title opportunity to the distinguished Hozumi Hasegawa, Burgos has had four signature victories which include wins over previously undefeated Luis Cruz and former world champion Cristobal Cruz. In the fight with Cristobal Cruz, which took place on February 24th, Burgos claimed the WBC Silver Super Featherweight belt.
Vazquez, 26 Years old, has been perfect and is looking to impress the nationwide audience as he makes his American debut. He is coming off a 3rd round knockout over Carlos Medlin on January 21st.
Promoter Art Pelullo said “This is an important fight with a lot on the line. The winner will be on a short list to receive a title shot. Everybody knows that when two Mexican fighters square off there is also a lot of pride on the line as well so I expect this to be an explosive fight”
“Burgos is on a serious quest to get a world title shot again and Cesar Vazquez will put it all on the line to derail those dreams,” said co promoter Ken Thompson, “It will another thrilling night of boxing as two Mexican warriors try to make a name for themselves and place their careers on the limelight.”
President of JEG Boxing Daren Libonati said “I am thrilled to partner with Edgewater Casino in bringing this action packed card to Laughlin. “
An exciting co-feature and undercard will be announced shortly.
All Bouts are subject to change without notice.
Edgewater Casino Resort
2020 South Casino Drive, Laughlin, Nevada
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Fight: 6:00 PM