LYNN, Mass. (June 7, 2005) – Former WBC super flyweight champion Gerry “Geronimo” Penalosa (48-5-2, 33 KOs) headlines “Friday Night Fights,” promoted by Knockout Boxing in association with the Rivera Brothers, Friday evening (June 10) at the National Guard Armory in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Penalosa, reigning WBF super flyweight champion, fights out of his native Philippines. He has been inactive since capturing the WBF title last November by registering a seventh-round TKO of Bangsaen Sithpraprom. The slick southpaw squares off against Felix Murillo (15-3), who replaced Colombian veteran Reynaldo Hurtado Arendo.
2003 Pan-Am Games silver medalist Castulo “El Poderoso” Gonzalez (4-0, 1 KO), fighting out of Wilmington (MA) via Guatamala, in his first six-round match faces New York City featherweight John Seme in the co-feature.
Also on the card in four-round matches are popular Waltham heavyweight Matt Coppola (1-0, 1 KOs) against Elija Dickens, of Philadelphia, in his pro debut; junior middleweight Angel Vargas (1-1, 1 KOs), from Haverhill via Dominican Republic, faces Rashand Bland, of Cincinnati; Lynn junior middleweight Andy Rivera (1-0) meets Cincinnati’s David Johnson, making his pro debut; and Marlboro junior middleweight Bobby McAndrews fights TBA.
All fighters and bouts subject to change.
All tickets, sold the night of the fight at the door, are priced at $25.00 (general admission). Call 617.594.1166 for advanced ticket purchase availability or additional information. Doors open at 7 PM with the first bout scheduled for 8 PM.
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