THREE BIG TITLE BOUTS FROM CHICAGO THIS FRIDAY ON GFL
Former world champion Vivian Harris to take on Lanardo Tyner for the USBO Welterweight title; Albert Mensah against Andre Georges for the IBF International Jr. Welterweight title & Carl Davis against Epifanio Mendoza for the IBF Inter Continental Cruiserweight title
NEW YORK / CHICAGO (July 13, 2011)—This Friday night in Chicago, one of the best cards top to bottom will take place as three title bouts will take place and all three have major implications on the world rankings.
The show will take place at the Club 7600 in Burbank, Illinois just outside of Chicago and is promoted by Cynthia Tolaymat and CFC Boxing Promotions.
The show can be seen LIVE all over the world on www.gfl.tv at 9pm eastern for just $9.99 by clicking:
Former world Super Lightweight champion Vivian Harris (29-6-1, 19 KO’s) will take on Lanardo Tyner (24-4, 15 KO’s) in a twelve round bout for the USBO Welterweight belt.
Harris of Brooklyn, New York won his first sixteen fights and established himself as one of the prospects in the country. After suffering his first professional loss and a draw to Ivan Robinson, Harris ripped off nine straights wins which included his world title winning effort when he knocked out Diobelys Hurtado to win the WBA Super Lightweight title.
He defended the title three times which included two wins over German Oktay Urkal in Urkal’s homeland of Germany.
Harris was upset by Carlos Maussa on the Arturo Gatti – Floyd Mayweather undercard on June 25, 2005.
Harris won three straight over former Lightweight champion Stevie Johnston and world title challenger Juan Lazcano which set up a title shot against WBC champion Junior Witter.
Unfortunately Harris was stopped in seven rounds.
Harris is desperate for a win as he has dropped three in a row including being stopped by Lucas Matthysse; currant WBC Welterweight champion Victor Ortiz and his last bout to undefeated prospect Jesse Vargas.
Tyner of Houston, Texas won his first nineteen bouts before dropping fights to former world title challengers Mike Arnaoutis and Lamont Peterson. Tyner also lasted the distance before losing a twelve round unanimous decision to future WBC Super Welterweight champion Saul Alvarez.
Tyner scored the best win of his career when he upset Antwone Smith in a bout that was telecasted all over America on SHO BOX.
In his last bout, Tyner drew with Adrian Granados.
In a twelve round battle for the IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight title, Carl Davis (15-3 with eleven knockouts will take on former world title challenger Epifanio Mendonza in a twelve round bout.
Davis of Chicago spent his whole career as a Heavyweight with two of his losses being to then undefeated prospect Travis Walker and former world title challenger DaVarryl Williamson.
In his last bout, which was his first at Cruiserweight, Davis scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Arthur Williams on December 17th, 2010.
Mendoza of Barranquilla, Colombia is known for his punching prowess as he has amassed a record of 31-12-1 with twenty-seven knockouts.
He won his first sixteen by knockout whicj was highlighted by a first round stoppage over then undefeated Tukunbo Oljiade.
He later stopped undefeated Rubin Williams in forty-two seconds.
In 2007, he was stopped in four by Chad Dawson for the WBC Light Heavyweight title. In his next bout, Mendoza fought a tough battle with Jeff Lacy in a bout that Lacy got the majority decision victoty but many thought that the verdict should have gone to Mendoza.
Mendoza is coming off a second round stoppage over Josue Avilla on July 10th.
The third title bout will pit Albert Mensah and Andre Georges for the IBF International Jr. Welterweight title.
Mensah of Accra, Ghana has a record of 23-3-1 with ten knockouts.
He has spent his career in Ghana by winning many regional titles and will be making his American debut.
Georges of Windsor, Ontario has a record of 11-1 with six knockouts and has won three in a row which include wins over Tyner and in his last bout scored a split decision over former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley
FULL CARD THAT WILL BE SHOWN BEGINNING AT 9PM EASTERN:
12 Rounds—Cruiserweight title bout—Carl Davis (15-3, 11 KO’s) vs. Epifanio Mendoza (31-12-1, 27 KO’s)
12 Rounds—Jr. Welterweight Title bout—Albert Mensah (23-3-1, 10 KO’s) vs. Andre Georges (11-1, 6 KO’s)
10 Rounds—Welterweight title bout—Lanardo Tyner (24-4, 15 KO’s) vs. Vivian Harris (29-6-1, 15 KO’s)
6 Rounds- Super Featherweights—Eric Estrada (9-1, 3 KO’s)vs. Garvin Crout (11-9-1, 6 KO’s)
6 Rounds- Middleweights—Marlon Thomas (36-7-1, 21 KO’s) vs. Donatas Bondoravas (12-3-1, 3 KO’s)
6 Rounds- Jr. Welterweights—Adrian Granados (7-1-1, 5 KO’s) vs. TBA
4 Rounds- Heavyweights—Boban Simic (PD) vs. Khuzaymah AL-Nu BU’at (PD)
4 Rounds—Featherweights—Sergio Montes De Oca (3-0, 1 KO) vs TBA
4 Rounds—Welterweights—Antonio Canas (4-0, 3 KO’s) vs. Larry Ventis (4-0, 3 KO’s)
4 Rounds—Middleweights—Fernando Hernandez (19-12-2, 8 KO’s) vs. TBA
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