Jonathan Batista takes on undefeated Frank Galarza Saturday, September 20th, 2014
at the Resorts World Casino New York City
Plus local favorites Angel Garcia, Allan Phelan, Danny Aquino, Floriano Pagliara, Devaun Lee, Jay Rodriguez and Pro-debuting Jordan Rodriguez
QUEENS, NY (September 9th, 2014) – Jonathan Batista has been tapped to fight undefeated Jr. Middleweight Frank Galarza in a 10-round Jr. Middleweight bout that will headline a 10 bout card promoted by New Legend Boxing on September 20th, 2014 at the Resorts World Casino New York City.
Batista, 29 years of age, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has a record of 14-3 with 7 of his wins coming by way of knockout. He turned professional in 2010 and has been in the ring with former world champion Kermit Cintron, Emanuel Lartey and John Thompson. Galarza of Brooklyn, New York is undefeated at 14-0-2 with 9 knockouts and has been on a roll with wins against three undefeated fighters, in his last four bouts. The 29 year-old Galarza won the New York State Jr. Middleweight title with a 4th round stoppage over Rich Neves (6-0-1) last September at Resorts World Casino New York City. He followed that up with a huge 2nd round knockout this past January over John Thompson (14-0) on ShoBox, The New Generation. After a stoppage over Franklin Gonzalez in April, Galarza returned to ShoBox with an 8-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Sebastien Bouchard (8-0) on May 16, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods, Connecticut.
The undercard will feature many of the best up and coming prospects in the Tri-State Area
In 6-round Bouts:Angel Garcia (7-2, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Trevis Hall (5-1-1, 1 KO) of Georgetown, Guyana in a Super Featherweight bout.Featherweight Allan Phelan (6-2, 4 KO’s) from County Kildare, Ireland will battle Francisco Arellano (4-3, 1 KO’s) of Houston, TX.Danny Aquino (15-2, 10 KO’s) of Meriden, CT will take on Jhovany Collado (4-9-2, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, NY in a Super Bantamweight fight.Floriano Pagliara (15-6-2, 7 KO’s) of Italy, will take on an opponent to be named in a Super Featherweight bout.In 4 Round bouts:
Super Middleweight Devaun Lee (2-0, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, will square off against Troy Artis (3-4-1, 2 KO’s) of the Bronx, NY.Jay Rodriguez (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Queens, NY will box James Jenkins (1-1-1) of Atlanta, Georgia in a Cruiserweight bout.Jordan Rodriguez of Brooklyn, NY will make his pro debut against Angel Siguenza (0-1) of Queens, NY in a Bantamweight fight.
Doors Open 6:00PM / First Bout 7:00PM