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Burgos-Archuleta To Headline Feb. 25 FNF

BY The Sweet Science ON February 14, 2011
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JUAN CARLOS BURGOS VS. FRANKIE ARCHULETA

HEADLINES FIGHT CARD ON FEB. 25

AT MILLION DOLLAR ELM CASINO IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA;

TELEVISED LIVE ON ESPN

 

Promoters Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions, Golden Gloves Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions and Tony Holden Productions and will present a sensational fight card on Friday, February 25, 2011, at the Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The main event and other selected fights will be televised live on ESPN at 9:00 P.M. Eastern, 6:00 P.M. Pacific.

 

In the main event - scheduled for 10 rounds – featherweight contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos, 25-1 with 18 knockouts, of Tijuana, Baja California, will battle Frankie Archuleta, 27-7-1 with 14 knockouts, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Burgos, now 23 years old, is ranked No. 4 by the World Boxing Council at 126 pounds. In his last fight on November 26 in Nagoya, Japan, he challenged  Hozumi Hasegawa for the vacant WBC featherweight world title. Hasegawa, a former WBC bantamweight world champion with 10 successful title defenses, is considered by many to be one of Japan’s best fighters of the last decade. It was a tremendous battle, one of the most exciting fights of the year – Burgos rallied in the last four rounds and finished the fight strongly, but came up short in the scoring and lost by 12 round decision.

 

Archuleta, 35 years old, is a 14-year professional veteran. A former WBC Latin American and North American Boxing Association featherweight champion, he has won two fights in a row.

 

In the co-featured bout - scheduled for 10 rounds in the super middleweight division - rising prospect Maxim Vlasov, 19-0 with 10 knockcouts, of Samara, Russia, will take on Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba, 15-1-1 with 8 knockouts, of Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

Also scheduled:

4 Rounds, Heavyweights

Garret Simon, 5-0, 4 KOs, Puyallup, Washington, vs.
Kevin Shepard, 8-7, 7 KOs, Topeka, Kansas.

 

8 Rounds, Bantamweights

Simpiwe Vetyeka, 21-1, 12 KOs, Johannesburg, South Africa, vs.

Roberto Leyva, 27-12-1, 21 KOs, Ensenada, Mexico.

 

8 Rounds, Jr. Middleweights

Harry Joe Yorgey, 21-1, 10 KOs, Saratoga, Pennsylvania, vs.

Taronze Washington, 14-14, 7 KOs, Dallas, Texas.

 

6 Rounds, Bantamweights

Alex De Oliveira, 16-1, 12 KOs, Sao Paulo, Brazil, vs.

Robert Da Luz, 13-31-3, 9 KOs, Miami, Florida.

 

4 Rounds, Light Heavyweights

Warren Walker, 3-0, 3 KOs, Tulsa, Oklahoma, vs.

Rich Cherry, 1-1, 1 KO, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

4 Rounds, Heavyweights

David Latonia, 7-0-0, 3 KOs, Chicago, Illinois, vs. TBA

 

All bouts subject to change without notice.

 

Ticket prices: $35; must be 18 years old and older.

Tickets available at:

Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino Box Office located in the Tulsa Casino at 951 W. 36th Street; the Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 11 pm; closed Sunday. (All times Central Time)

By telephone at 918.699.7667.

From the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino website: http://www.milliondollarelm.com/event-center.

Doors open at: 6:00 pm.

First fight at: 7:00 pm.

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