Gabe Bracero, to be highlighted on tonight's episode of ShoBox: The New Generation, featured in the New York Times

NEW YORK, NY (June 9, 2011) – The rise to becoming one of New York’s most popular fighters has not be an easy one for welterweight Gabriel “Tito” Bracero. His fast track to stardom was considerably slowed by a sordid past which included a long stint between some of the nation’s toughest prisons. Now with a new lease on life and the biggest win of his career under his belt and his next fight on the horizon, Bracero (15-0, 1 KO) has been given the opportunity to have his story told in the New York Times.

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Bracero returns to the ring Saturday night from the Roseland Ballroom in Times Square as part of Boricua Invasion II. Highlights of Bracero’s bout with Guillermo Valdes (15-3, 3 KOs) will be shown on the Showtime series ShoBox: The New Generation, which will air the event’s top two bouts as part of their broadcast. In the main event, featherweights Luis Del Valle (12-0, 10 KOs) battles Dat Nguyen (17-1, 6 KOs) in an NABA title fight. Bracero is scheduled to be in the ring at 9pm.

In Bracero’s last bout, he won an 8-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Danny O’Connor on ShoBox.

Tickets for Boricua Invasion II are priced at $200, $150, $85, and $55 and are available through, charge-by-phone, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the action starts at 7:30. The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast begins at 10:35pm with an NABO junior middleweight title fight between Jonathan Gonzalez (13-0, 13 KOs) and Richard Gutierrez (26-6-1, 16 KOs).