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Quezada Steps in for Gavern and Will Face Mollo for WBC Caribbean Title on January 29th at Turning Stone Casino

by on Dec.31, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Heavyweight Title Clash Highlights Exciting Card at Turning Stone

Manuel Quezada

Manuel Quezada

VERONA, NY (December 31, 2010)—Former WBC Caribbean champion Manuel Quezada will attempt to win back that crown when he takes on Mike Mollo in the twelve round main event on Saturday night, January 29th at the beautiful Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

Quezada was summoned for the fight after the man who defeated him, Jason Gavern, had to pull out due to an injury.

Quezada of Wasco, California has a record of 29-6 with eighteen knockouts.

Quezada went 11-4 in his first fifteen bouts before embarking on a eighteen fight win streak with some impressive wins over the likes of Eric Boose (7-0-1); Gary Gomez (18-7-1);

He won the WBC Heavyweight title with a second round knockout over Rick Dyer (13-1) and the continued with signature wins over Teke Orih (14-1-1); a stunning first round knockout over Travis Walker (31-2-1) and a unanimous decision over Nicolai Firtha (16-6-1).

 In his last bout, Quezada put up a gallant effort before dropping a twelve round unanimous decision to former world title challenger Chris Arreola (28-2) on August 13th.

Mollo is one of the toughest customers in the Heavyweight division as the Chicago native has a record of 20-3-1 with twelve knockouts.

Mollo began his career with fifteen straight wins which included victories over a pair of undefeated foes and also won the WBO Latin Heavyweight title with a sixth round knockout over Rogerio Lobo (36-13).

Mollo then stopped up the competition and was stopped in four rounds by former world title challenger DaVarryl Williamson (22-4).

Mollo went on to win four straight that included a win over the man who retired Mike Tyson, Kevin McBride (34-4-1)

Mollo was all over McBride as he scored a knockdown in round one and dropped him two more times in round two before the fight was stopped.

Mollo also defeated Art Binkowski (16-1) in two rounds in a battle of two Chicago based heavyweights that took place just outside the City limits and was a much anticipated turf war.

Mollo then took on multiple time world title challenger Andre Golota (40-6-1) as part of the Roy Jones – Felix Trinidad undercard at Madison Square Garden.

The battle was a tremendous action fight where Mollo fought very hard and was praied for his toughness as he took many big shots before dropping a unanimous decision.

Unfortunately, Mollo was stopped in two rounds by multiple time world title challenger Jameel McCline (38-9-3) in China.

Mollo came back score an eight round unanimous decision over Billy Zimbrun and in his last bout, Mollo fought to an eight round draw with Gary Gomez on August 6 in Chicago.

In the co-feature, Isaac Rodriguez (17-1, 13 KO’s) of West Berlin, NJ via Brazil will look to get back in the win column after his pro defeat will take on upset minded Russell Jordan (15-8, 10 KO’s) of Rochester, NY in a Middleweight bout scheduled for eight rounds

A full undercard has been assembled as exciting female Super Featherweight scheduled for six rounds,  Amanda Serrano (7-0-1, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, New York will rematch Ela Nunez (9-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Jamestown, NY.

The two fought a toe to toe slugfest on November 20, 2009 that ended in a draw.

In a six round Welterweight bout, Kenny Abril (11-3-1, 6 KO’s) of Rochester, NY will take on Stephen Scott (5-2) of Albany, New York.

Ibaheim King (7-5, 2 KO’s) of West Palm Beach, Florida will take on Philadelphia Latif Mundy (9-2, 4 KO’s) in a Middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds.

Also seeing action will be Super Middleweight Andy Mejias (8-0, 4 KO’s) of Utica, NY in a six round bout against an opponent to be named.

Derrick Evans of Utica, NY will be making his pro debut in a four round bout in a Light Heavyweight bout against Steve Tyner (1-1-1) of Albany, NY.

Tickets for this championship night of boxing are priced at just $60; $45 and $ 35 and be purchased the Showroom Box Office by calling  (1 800 833 SHOW) or at all Ticketmaster outlets by calling (315 472 0700)

The Turning Stone Casino and Resort is located at:

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478
(315) 361-8248

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