Queens, NY (March 13, 2014) -- On Saturday night, April 5, 2014 at Resorts World Casino New York City, New Legend Boxing will present a big night of boxing that will feature two world ranked fighters plus another fighter coming off the biggest win of his career.
In the 10 round main event, WBA number-12 ranked Super Bantamweight Juan "Baby Tito" Dominguez will see action against Veteran German Meraz (46-30, 25 KO's). Dominguez of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 16-0 with 11 knockouts. Dominguez boasts wins over Gabriel Gomez (4-0), Arturo Santiago (7-2-1) for the New York State Bantamweight title, Geyci Lorenzo for the WBA Fedecaribe Super Bantamweight title. In his last bout on December 7, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Dominguez scored an 8 round unanimous decision over the highly touted Camilo Perez (9-1).
Meraz of Agua Prieta, Mexico is a veteran of 76 fights. He has fought the likes of world champions Hernan Marquez, Gerry Penalosa, Martin Castillo, Cruz Carbajal, Hugo Ruiz, Tomoki Kameda and Juan Francisco Estrada, as well as world title Challenger Zsolt Bedak. Meraz has faced a plethora of undefeated fighters which include going the distance in his last two bouts with three-time U.S. Olympian Rau'shee Warren and Juan Carlos Payano on February 22nd in Bethlehem, PA.
In the first of two co-main features, WBA Number-14 ranked Super Bantamweight Rafael Vazquez will see action in an 8 round bout. Vazquez of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 10-1 with 8 knockouts. On September 21, 2013, Vazquez scored a stunning come from behind 9th round stoppage over Leon Moore (30-2) to win the WBA Fedelatin Super Bantamweight title. In his last bout on January 30th, Vazquez stopped Brad Patraw in the 1st round of a scheduled 8 round bout at the Barclays Center on January 30th.
The second co-main event will feature Undefeated Jr. Middleweight prospect Frank Galarza will take part in an 8-round bout against Franklin Gonzalez (16-12, 10 KO's).
Galarza of Brooklyn, NY with a record of 12-0-2, is coming off a career best win by stopping fellow undefeated prospect John Thompson (14-0) in the 2nd round of a nationally televised event on ShoBox this past January 17th. Galarza also won the New York State Jr. Middleweight title with a 4th round stoppage over previously undefeated Rich Neves (6-0-1) on September 21st at Resorts World Casino New York City.
Gonzalez of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has a signature victory over Eddie Hyland (16-1) and has faced top competition such as former world champion Luis Collazo; undefeated Pablo Vasquez (14-0), Julio Reyes (13-0), Danny O'Connor (10-0), Sadam Ali (14-0) & Glen Tapia (14-0) as well as former world title challenger Dmitry Salita. Gonzalez is coming off a unanimous decision over Franklin Frias on February 2, 2013.
In six Round Bouts:
Rich Neves (6-1-1, 3 KO's) of New York will fight in a Welterweight bout against veteran Antonio Chaves Fernandez(4-15-2) from Brockton, MA.
Undefeated Welterweight Rajiv Bhattacharya (9-0, 6 KO's) of Stamford, CT will take on Maurice Chalmers (11-11-1, 6 KO's) of Lynchburg, VA.
In four round bouts:
Cruiserweight Jay Rodriguez (2-0-1, 2 KO's) of Queens, NY will take on Jose Torres (2-2, 2 KO;s) of Springfield, MA.
Super Middleweight Devaun Lee (1-0) of Queens, NY will take on Josue Valdez (5-0, 3 KO's) of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Jr. Middleweight Gary Beriguette (3-0, 2 KO's) of Brooklyn, NY; Super Bantamweight Claude Staten Jr. (1-0-1) of New York and Pro debuting Middleweight Timothy McDermott of Yonkers, NY are also scheduled to see action that night.
Doors Open 6pm / First Bout 7pm. All bouts subject to change
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General Admission $50/ Ringside $125*/ VIP Ringside (1st row) $150*
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