BIG WEEKEND FOR BANNER PROMOTIONS

January 26, 2013 by
Filed under: Boxing News 

BP Logo (Low)
PHILADELPHIA, PA (JANUARY 25, 2013)—This weekend, fighters from Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions will be featured on all the major televised fight cards in the United States.

TONIGHT!! Banner Promotions will promote an edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. In the main event, The NABO Middleweight championship will be at stake as NABO champion and perennial contender Brian Vera defends against former Jr. Middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk.

On the undercard, WBO #11 ranked Light Heavyweight contender and undefeated Jackson Junior of Brazil will make his American debut when he takes on former United States Olympian Dante Craig.

ALSO TONIGHT at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York, former United States Olympian and world ranked (IBF #3, WBO #3) ranked Jr. Middleweight Demetrius Andrade takes on Freddy Hernandez in a ten round bout for the WBO Intercontinental Junior Middleweight title in a bout that will be the main event on Showtime’s acclaimed SHOBOX series.

Finally on Saturday night, Harry Joe Yorgey will fight undefeated contender Jermell Charlo on Showtime World Championship Boxing Live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

“This is a great weekend for us”, said Arthur Pelullo, CEO of Banner Promotions.

“We have a terrific ESPN show on Friday night with the winner between Dzinziruk and Vera will get a significant fight. Sergiy has been a world champion and wants to get to that mountain top again while Vera has knocked on the door and has been so close in the past and he is very confident that he can breakthrough again and get a major victory”.

“As for Andrade, my partner Joe DeGuardia & I feel that this is a big test for Demetrius. Hernandez has been in with some of the best so when Demetrius comes through, we feel he will be ready for any title shot at Jr. Middleweight”.

“Finally on Saturday we believe in Harry Yorgey. He has been waiting for the right fight to get back in the mix and when we offered this fight to him he jumped at it. We know he is confident and we are confident he will put on a terrific performance and put his name right back in the Jr. Middleweight championship discussion”

Comments

Tell me what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!





  • RSS ESPN News

    • Braehmer to face Glazewski in title defense October 25, 2014
      Light heavyweight titleholder Juergen Braehmer will make his third defense when he fights Pawel Glazewski on Dec. 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany, promoter Sauerland Event announced Saturday.
      Dan Rafael
    • Martin Murray Q&A: 'I am getting into my prime' October 24, 2014
      Two-time middleweight title challenger Martin Murray faces Domenico Spada in Monte Carlo.
      Brian Campbell
    • Korobov-Lee bout finds a home on Dec. 13 October 23, 2014
      A fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee has been added to the undercard of former welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr.'s match with Diego Chaves on Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
      Dan Rafael
    • Groves added to Cleverly-Bellew undercard October 23, 2014
      British super middleweight contender George Groves was added Thursday to the undercard of the cruiserweight rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on Nov. 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
      Dan Rafael
    • Pascal to fight on rival Bute's Dec. 6 undercard October 23, 2014
      Jean Pascal will face Donovan George in a light heavyweight bout on the Dec. 6 undercard for Lucian Bute's fight against Roberto Bolonti at Bell Centre in Montreal.
      Dan Rafael
    • Ortiz tests positive for steroid; hearing next October 22, 2014
      Heavyweight Luis Ortiz tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in the wake of winning an interim title.
      Dan Rafael
    • Otake named as Quigg title defense opponent October 22, 2014
      Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg, scheduled to defend his belt for the fifth time on the Nov. 22 undercard of the rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Toney Bellew, found out who he would be fighting on Tuesday.
      Dan Rafael
    • Smith denied mandatory rematch vs. Abraham October 22, 2014
      British super middleweight contender Paul Smith might ultimately get a rematch with world titleholder Arthur Abraham of Germany, but it won't be because Abraham has been ordered to face him again.
      Dan Rafael
    • Alexander-Khan bout nearly finalized for Dec. October 21, 2014
      Devon Alexander and Amir Khan have agreed to fight, and the deal is in the process of being finalized as the main event of a Dec. 13 tripleheader on Showtime in Las Vegas.
      Dan Rafael
    • Golovkin KO's Rubio in 2nd round, keeps title October 20, 2014
      Gennady Golovkin, boxing's most devastating knockout artist, delivered yet another crushing KO as he drilled Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round to retain his middleweight world title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center.
      Dan Rafael