QUEENS, NY (SEPTEMBER 5, 2013) - On Saturday, September 21st, 2013, “International Fight Night” returns to the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, New York as New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N. Promotions present another memorable night of professional boxing. Since bringing professional boxing to Resorts World Casino New York City in September 2012, this will be the trio of promoters’ fifth “International Fight Night” held at the casino and their tenth “International Fight Night” in the New York City area. The event dubbed “International Fight Night” will truly be, “International”, as professional boxers from the United States, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Brazil, Guyana & Aruba all compete in an action packed 10 bout card.
In the main event, Leon Moore will take on Rafael Vazquez for the WBA FEDELATIN’s Super Bantamweight Championship scheduled for ten rounds.
Moore of Georgetown, Guyana has an impressive mark of 30-2 with 24 wins coming by way of knockout. He was the former Guyanese Bantamweight champion, WBC Caribbean Bantamweight champion, NABA Bantamweight champion, WBC Caribbean Super Bantamweight champion and the PABA Super Bantamweight champion. Moore who turned pro in 2001, sports a win over former world champion Mauricio Pastrana and has won 12 straight bouts with the latest being a 2nd round stoppage over Earl Trotmann on July 5th in Georgetown, Guyana.
Vazquez of Howard Beach, Queens, has a record of 8-1 with 6 knockouts. Vazquez turned pro in 2010 after an impressive amateur career and won his first eight fights before suffering his lone defeat when he lost a split decision to Jhovanny Collado on September 22, 2012.
In the co-main event, two undefeated fighters Frank Galarza and Rich Neves will battle it out for the vacant New York State Light-Middleweight title.
The ever popular Galarza of Brooklyn, NY has one of the best fan bases in the New York City area. He touts a record of 10-0-2 with six knockouts. Galarza has excited fans with his all action style and has become a favorite at Resorts World Casino due to his clashes with Alantez Fox and Jason Thompson. Galarza, who is managed by AJ Galante is coming off an impressive fourth round stoppage over Romon Barber on June 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on the Malignaggi - Broner undercard.
Rich Neves of Garden City, Long Island, is 6-0-1 with three wins coming by way of knockout. Neves, a former Golden Gloves champion is known as a hard puncher and is coming off a four round unanimous decision over Willie Bryant on November 15, 2012.
In Six Round Bouts:
Current UBF world champion, Amanda Serrano will take on an opponent to be named in a six round Women’s Featherweight bout. Serrano residing in Bushwick, Brooklyn has an outstanding mark of 18-1-1 with 13 wins coming by way of knockout. Serrano began her career with a 12-0-1 record, which included big wins over undefeated Christina Ruiz and Nydia Feliciano, as well as capturing the NABF with a 1st round knockout over Jennifer Scott. Serrano also captured the IBF Featherweight title with a 2nd round stoppage over Kimberly Connor. After suffering her only defeat to undefeated Frida Wallberg in Wallberg’s home country of Sweden, Serrano bounced back, notching another four consecutive knockouts with the latest being on June 29th at the Resorts World Casino New York City over Dominga Oliva of Brooklyn, New York.
Gary Stark Jr. (23-3, 8 KO’s) a former NYS Champion from Staten Island, NY is planning a come-back to the ring after a three year layoff. He will be taking on an opponent to be named in a Featherweight bout.
Angel Garcia (5-2, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY battles Nuwan Jayakody (1-2) of Nitabuwa, Sri Lanka in a Super Featherweight
Bryant Cruz (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Port Chester, NY will take on Jesus Bayron (5-8-0, 4 KO’s) of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in a Super Featherweight bout.
Evan Nedd (5-0, 2 KO’s) San Nicols, Aruba battles Ytalo Perea (4-1, 3 KO’s) residing in Howard Beach, NY by way of Ecuador, in a Heavyweight bout
In Four Round Bouts:
Jay Rodriguez (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Queens, NY will take on Eric George (0-4) of Niagara Falls, New York in a Cruiserweight bout
Allan Phelan (2-2, 2 KO’s) a native of County Kildare, Ireland, now residing in New York City will battle Benjamin Burgos (1-4) of Redding, PA in a Featherweight bout.
Rounding out the card will be pro debuting Jr. Middleweight Villi Bello a native of the Dominican Republic, residing in Queens, NY against Anthony Birmingham (0-1-1) of Brooklyn, NY
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