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Jesus Cuellar Steals the Show on ‘Showtime Extreme’ with TKO Over Tamayo at the Little Creek Casino

by on Dec.26, 2014, under Boxing News

Story by Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

 

Cuellar, at left, and Tamayo trade.

Cuellar, at right, and Tamayo trade.

Fast rising Argentinean power puncher Jesus Cuellar took another step up the featherweight ladder last Saturday night at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Showcasing his skills in the headline bout of Goossen Promotions’ Showtime Extreme quadruple-header, Cuellar scored an exciting fifth round TKO over tough Mexican challenger Ruben “El Canelito” Tamayo to defend his interim WBA featherweight title.

Cuellar (26-1 20KOs 126 lbs), of Buenos Aires, said before the bout he was looking to make a statement and, as the fight got underway, he certainly appeared to be working towards making that statement. The aggressive southpaw pressed from the outset, stepping in behind stiff right jabs and following up with hard combinations. He quickly set a fast pace to the bout, cutting the distance and pushing his opponent back. Tamayo (25-5-4 17KOs 124.8 lbs.), also a southpaw, met his opponent’s aggression with his own arsenal of punches, firing back as Cuellar got close and finding some success with short counter right hooks, but the tempo of the fight favored Cuellar and, although Tamayo made it an entertaining fight early on, Cuellar was clearly getting the better of most exchanges and winning rounds. (continue reading…)

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WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy Lara to Defend Title Against Former World Champion Ishe Smith in the Main Event of May Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes Tripleheader from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Just One Day Before “The Moment: Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana”

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

PLUS! MICKEY BEY JR. TAKES ON ALAN HERRERA IN A LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT AND JESUS CUELLAR DEFENDS HIS WBA INTERIM FEATHERWEIGHT BELT AGAINST FORMER WORLD CHAMPION RICO RAMOS

LAS VEGAS, NV, March 25,  2014 — Las Vegas will be the center of the boxing universe Cinco de Mayo weekend and kicking it off will be an action-packed night of fights at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino when FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes feature a tripleheader that includes two World Championship bouts just one night before “THE MOMENT: Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana” takes place at MGM Grand. In the 12-round main event, the WBA Super Welterweight title is on the line when Cuban star Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara defends the belt against Las Vegas’ own former World Champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith.

Plus, rising lightweight star Mickey “The Spirit” Bey Jr. will meet hard-hitting Mexican veteran Alan “Explosivo” Herrera in a 10-round matchup and in the televised opener, Argentina’s Jesus Cuellar squares off with former World Champion Rico Ramos in a 12-round bout for Cuellar’s WBA Interim Featherweight World Title. (continue reading…)

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