Professional Boxing returns to the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, PA on Friday night October 28th with the another blockbuster card featuring the return of “The New” Ray Robinson in an eight round welterweight contest against former WBO Fedecentro super featherweight champion and rugged veteran Santos Benavides (25-10, 19KOs). In the eight-round super welterweight co-feature of the evening, Steven Martinez (16-3, 13KOs) will face upset-minded Jeremy Ramos (9-4, 4KOs). The fight the local fans are flocking to see, will be a four round lightweight special feature as former nationally rated amateur star and Philly and Hard Hitting Promotions Branden Pizarro is set to make his professional debut when he swaps punches with Ezequiel Ocasio (1-2).
The main event will feature a fighter ready to get into the national spotlight in “The New” Ray Robinson. The slick southpaw from Philadelphia, PA looks to shake off ring rust when he faces a very dangerous veteran and former WBO super featherweight champion Santos Benavides. Robinson has made a name for himself beating some of the best in the region defeating the likes of Terrance Cauthen (16-6, 9KOs), Alberto Morales (11-1-1, 8KOs) and Sugar Ray Narh (26-2, 21KOs). Robinson captured the WBO NABO welterweight belt on February 1st, 2014 with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Aslanbek Kodsaev (25-0-1, 7KOs) . He has since reeled off four consecutive victories. In his last bout he retained the title with by dropping Sherzodbek Alimjanov once on his way to another impressive unanimous decision victory on April 17th 2015. Now, after a year out of the ring, Robinson looks to return to his winning ways when he faces Santos Benavides on Friday night.
Benavides will be no easy task. He won the WBA Fedecentro super featherweight title back in June of 2010 with a unanimous decision victory over Danys Diaz. He successfully defended the title twice before falling to Joel Cerrud. Since that time Benavides has become a fighter willing to take on any of the top contenders in their backyard which led to his (25-10, 19KOs) record. He has faced the likes of Amir Imam (14-1, 13KOs), Dennis Shafikov (32-01-1, 17KOs) and Jose Felix (26-0-1. 22KOs). Benavides owns victories over Jay Krupp (18-8, 8KOs) and Cody Richard (16-1, 9KOs) and looks to pull the upset on Friday night.
In the eight round co-feature of the evening hard hitting super welterweight prospect Steven “The Hitman” Martinez (16-3, 13KOs) looks to get back to the winning side of the ledger when he faces Jeremy Ramos 99-4, 4KOs. Martinez lost a razor-thin majority decision to 2012 Olympian Terrell Gausha (18-0) in his last bout on August 27th. A win on Friday night is imperative if he is to continue on his world title aspirations.
The fight all of the locals are excited to see will be the professional debut of top rated amateur and Philly’s own Branden Pizarro, who recently signed with Hard Hitting Promotions. Pizarro will look to test his skills against the more experienced professional, Ezequiel Ocasio (1-2).
Hard Hitting Promotions own David “One-two” Murray (5-1, 4KOs) raises the stakes in his first six-round contest when he faces the most experienced fight in his career, taking on twenty-six fight veteran Edgar Perez (7-19, 3KOs).
In other four-round bouts:
Undefeated Philly bantamweight sensation Christian Carto (3-0, 3KOs) will look keep his KO streak intact when he battles it out with six-fight veteran Angel Carvajal (2-4).
Philly super featherweight prospect Thomas Velasquez (5-0, 4KOs) will face the always dangerous opponent be announced.
Undefeated Philly super bantamweight Angel Pizarro (1-0) will swap fisticuffs with Maurice Adams Jr. (1-1). Angel the older brother of Brandon Pizarro put on quite a show at the last SugarHouse Casino card with an impressive four round unanimous decision victory over a game but outgunned Marquis Pierce.
PA lightweight prospect Jeffrey Torres (1-0, 1KO) will face an opponent to be determined.
Rounding out the card will be Philly’s own super lightweight Jeremy Cuevas who will make his professional debut against Luis Ramos (0-2).
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