BIG WEEKEND FOR BANNER PROMOTIONS

January 26, 2013 by
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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”

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