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Cherry vs. Escobedo Highlight Broner-Rees Undercard

by on Feb.15, 2013, under Boxing News

Cherry, at right, pummels Juan Carlos Martinez en route to a decision win in 2012 (photo by Belle Ayllon).

Cherry, at right, pummels Juan Carlos Martinez en route to a decision win in 2012 (photo by Belle Ayllon).


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (30-6-2) meets recent world title challenger, Vincente Escobedo, 26-4 on the undercard of the Adrien Broner/Gavin Rees World Title fight, Saturday, February 16th in Atlantic City.   The Jr. Lightweight bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.

 Cherry is on a 6 fight winning streak, since dropping a decision to current Welterweight Champion, Timothy Bradley.

 “I had a great camp am I’m ready to go,” said the Bahamian native, now living in Wauchula, FL.  “I’ve been working with bigger guys, mobile guys – I and used 20 oz gloves for sparring,” said Cherry.  “Tony (trainer Tony Morgan) worked me hard and I’m ready to go.”

 “We’re very grateful for the opportunity to fight on a Golden Boy card,” said Cherry’s co-manager, Patrick Doljanin.  Eric Gomez and Golden Boy have been great to work with and we’d like to use this fight as a springboard to work with the again.”

 Cherry became a promotional free agent in January, after 9-months of inactivity.   He doesn’t think the lay-off will affect his performance.  “The inactivity was frustrating, but I was in the gym the entire time.  I started camp at 134 lbs and my first sparring session was 8 round.”

 Cherry has locked-horns with some of the elite 140 & 135 pounders, including Stevie Johnson, Ricky Quiles, Jose Armando Santa Cruz and Paul Malignaggi.

The eight-bout card is brought to you by Golden Boy Promotions, R&R Promotions, and is sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City and Corona with the Broner-Rees bout being televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning starting 10:30pm. Doors open at Boardwalk Hall at 5:30pm with the first bout to start at 6pm.

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