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Mauricio Martinez to Take on Reynaldo Lopez for New York State Title on August 7th in Brooklyn

by on Jul.30, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, July 29, 2010 — On Saturday night, August 7th, Havoc Boxing will make its initial foray in to boxing promotion as the upstart Promotion presents a terrific night of boxing at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.

In the main event, Former world Bantamweight champion Mauricio Martinez will take part in a ten round bout against Reynaldo Lopez for the New York State Super Bantamweight title.

Martinez, a native of Panama has a record of 35-9-1 with twenty-three knockouts.  Martinez was 8-0-1 in his first nine bouts before being stopped and overmatched against twenty-six fight veteran and future world champion, Freddie Norwood way back on May 31st, 1997.  Martinez split his next four fights with a win over undefeated Antonio Diaz and two losses to future WBC Super Bantamweight champion Hecto Arcero Sanchez.

That did not dissuade Martinez as he went on to win nine straights, all by knockout which included winning the WBO Bantamweight title with a fifth round knockout over Lester Fuentes in Manchester, England and making one defense which was first round knockout over Esham Pickering in Pickering’s home country of England.  Martinez lost the belt to Cruz Carvajal via ninth round stoppage on March 15th, 2002.

Martinez went on to win nine in a row which set him up for another challenge of the WBO Bantamweight title.  Martinez lost a controversial majority decision to Ratancchi Singwangcha in Singwangcha’s homeland of Thailand. Martinez won three in a row before being stopped by future world champion Gerry Penalosa.

Since the loss to Penalosa, Martinez has gone 4-2 with his latest outing being a twelve round unanimous decision loss to Heriberto Ruiz on March 20, 2009.

Lopez of Santa Fe Springs, CA via Colombia has a record of 30-8-3 with twenty-one knockouts.

Lopez started out his career by going 15-0-1 before a loss to undefeated Carlos Meza.

Lopez then went 10-1-1 in his next twelve bouts which set him up for an IBF Jr. Bantamweight title elimination bout with future champion Dimitry Kirillov.

Lopez dropped a close majority decision but went on to win three straight before losing a twelve round unanimous decision to Cristian Mijares for the WBC Interim Super Flyweight championship.

Lopez was then stopped in five rounds to former 122 lb champion Daniel Ponce De Leon before scoring a vicious third round stoppage over undefeated Mike Oliver (21-0).

In his last bout, Lopez dropped an eight round unanimous decision to undefeated Rico Eamos (15-0) on April 24th in Ontario, Ca.

In the six round co-feature, Popular Super Featherweight, Gary Stark Jr. 22-3 with eight knockouts of New York City will return to the ring Leopaldo Arocha

Stark won his first seventeen bouts and was looking like one of the top prospects in the lower weight divisions.

He then met fellow 17-0 prospect Mike Oliver and dropped a unanimous decision for the USBA Jr. Featherweight title.

After a stunning knockout defeat to Andreas Ledesma, Stark went on to win four straight which included a ten round unanimous decision over Ledesma in the highly anticipated rematch.

Stark will be making his first ring appearance in nearly sixteen months as in his last bout he was taken out in three rounds against top contender Antonio Escalante (19-2) on April 24, 2009.

Arocha of Panama City, Panama has a record of 10-12-2 with six wins coming via knockout.

The road has not been easy for Arocha has he has faced a murderers row of world champion, title challengers and top prospects.

To look at the dossier of Arocha, one would find names such as former WBA Super Bantamweight champion Celestiono Caballero (TKO by 3) in Arocha’s third bout; Jose Beranza (TKO by 4); Former WBO Super Flyweight champion Adonis Rivas, for whom Arocha fought a spirited draw with; Former WBA Bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermano (TKO by 7); former world title challenger Feidor Viloria (TKO by 5) the aforementioned Mauricio Martinez (Loss bu unanimous decision)

In his last bout, Arocha traveled to Japan and scored an eight round unanimous decision over Yosuke Takeuchi on November 3rd in front of Takeuchi’s hometown fans.
Undefeated Featherweight, Joselito Collado, 10-0 with three knockouts of Jamaica, Queens will take on an an opponent to be named in a six round bout.

Christian Martinez, 4-0 with four knockouts of New York City will tussle with Jose Luis Perez Adorno (2-3, 1 KO) of Caguas, PR in a six round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Former 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam Ali will fight a six round Welterweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Ali has a record of 8-0 with four knockouts.  is coming off an explosive knockout over Julias Edmonds on July 16th in Newark, NJ.

Light heavyweight Andy Mejia, 7-0 with three knockouts will take on Juan Zapata (1-3, 1 KO) of Bronx, New York

Mike Ruiz (8-4, 5 KO’s) of Long Island, NY will take on Noel Garcia (2-4-1, 1 KO) of Springfield, MA in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout

Danny Valle, 1-0 with one knockout will take on debuting George Santiago in a four round Super Featherweight bout.

Rounding out the card will be female heavyweight Sonya Lamonakis (1-0, 1 KO) of Turner Falls, MA in a four round bout.

Tickets for this special night of boxing are priced at $50 for all seats and can be purchased at the Following Locations:

The Aviator Box Office
Gleasons Gym (718) 797 2872
Sadam Ali Boxing & Fitness Center (917) 807 3630
New Legend Boxing Club (718) 487 4474

The Aviator Sports Complex is located at:

3159 Flatbush Ave – Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234

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Havoc Boxing Promotions LLC is dedicating its time to the future of boxing, in a time where you hear the saying “Boxing is dying” Havoc Boxing is committed to creating opportunities for the upcoming talent, focusing on putting together quality shows with fighters who get quality opponents. Boxing should get a breath of fresh air or better said a second wind. Most Promotional companies are competing for world championship domination so where does that leave the upcoming talent? Fending for themselves, with so many fighters waiting around to get the opportunity to showcase their talent boxing’s future would look that much brighter if they had someone in there corner and here we are! Havoc Boxing fight cards will consist of fighters signed and unsigned to Havoc Boxing Promotions LLC thus creating entertaining bouts between fighters who are battling for the same goals no one will be protected! Remember “We are in the hurt business” Come get some!

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