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Jason ‘Big Six’ Estrada to Take on Franklin Lawrence in New Main Event on January 29th at Turning Stone Casino and Resort for WBC Caribbean Heavyweight Title

by on Jan.25, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases


VERONA, NY, January 23, 2011 — Due to an injury to Mike Mollo, There is a brand new main event on Saturday January 29, 2011 at The Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York as former U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada will take on Franklin Lawrence in a ten round battle for the WBC Caribbean Heavyweight championship.

Estrada of Providence, Rhode Island has a record of 16-3 with four knockouts.

The thirty year-old represented The United States in the 2004 Olympic Games.  Estrada was moving on the fast track as he won his first seven fights which included wins over Yanqui Diaz (13-3) and Robert Wiggins (20-6-1) before dropping an eight round majority decision to undefeated veteran Travis Walker (21-0-1).

Estrada get back on his horse and won eight in a row over the likes of Robert Hawkins (21-7); James Northey (11-1); Lance Whitaker (32-4-1) and Moutrie Witherspoon (14-1) before fighting well in defeat to Olympic Gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin (16-0) in Germany.

Estrada hasn’t fought in nearly a year since fighting one of his most spirited fights to date when he dropped a close twelve round unanimous decision to Tomasz Adamek (39-1).

Lawrence of Indianapolis, Indiana has a record of 13-2-2 with eight knockouts

The thirty-five year old has had quality wins over Nicolai Firtha (10-3-1); Carlos Bennett (11-1) and in his last bout he stopped Lance Whitaker (35-6-1) in seven rounds.

The only losses on his ledger were to then undefeated knockout artist Bermane Stiverne (6-0) and former WBC Heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (52-9).

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 Jose Medina of Tilton, New Hampshire.

Medina steps in for Russell Jordan who was injured in training.

Medina has a record of 12-9 with five knockouts.

Medina has been in the ring with former world title challenger Elvin Ayala (9-0); Jason LeHoullier (16-0) and in his last bout he dropped an eight round unanimous decision to  Gabriel Rosado on December 9th.

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 show can be seen LIVE all over the world via internet broadcast for just $9.99 on by clicking: Stone/901

The Turning Stone Casino and Resort is located at:

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

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