DiBella Entertainment Presents Broadway Boxing Hilton Westchester Card
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Rye Brook, NY (February 17, 2015)– Lou DiBella Entertainment, Felipe Gomez’ New Legend Boxing, and Max Alperovich and Alex Khanas Fight Promotions will present an exciting Broadway Boxing eleven bout card of professional boxing at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York, on Friday evening, February 20, 2015. Featuring rising super featherweight prospect Bryant Cruz and world ranked light heavyweight Cedric Agnew in eight round co-main event bouts.
Cruz, now, 13-0, seven knockouts, Port Chester, New York, is favored to win by late round stoppage against Jorge Pazos, 14-7-1, eight knockouts, Sinaloa, Mexico. In four of his last five bouts, Pazos has gone the distance for a total of 42 rounds in the United States, Mexico and the Philippines. Pazos should provide a good test for Cruz, who is on the way up but should be able to stop or get Pazos out before the final bell.
World ranked light heavyweight southpaw Cedric Agnew, 37-1, 14 knockouts, Chicago, Illinois, will appear in New York for the first time, and should knock out Texas southpaw Samuel Clarkson, 12-3 with seven knockouts. Agnew is a patient and methodical defensive fighter, and will try to drag Clarkson, who is only a six round fighter, into the later rounds.
Clarkson might do well in the early rounds, but lacks the experience or quality of opponent to match Agnew. Clarkson lost the only eight rounder of his career by decision last April.
Russian Olympian middleweight Sergiy Derevyanchenko, 3-0, Brooklyn, New York, is predicted to knock out faded Vladine Biosse, 15-5-2, Providence, Rhode Island. Originally from Cape Verde, Biosse has won only one of his last six bouts. Biosse has fought good fighters, but he has never beaten them, and he has not recovered since Andre Dirrell stopped him last August.
16-2 super bantamweight prospect Danny Aquino of Connecticut is predicted to win by stoppage within five rounds over 7-11-1 Mexican trial horse Pablo Badres. It can be said Badres tries hard and is courageous, but he has been too slow against better opposition and can be worn down. Aquino is likely to keep come forward pressure on Badres, and eventually break him down.
World ranked middleweight Avtandil Khurtsidze, 29-2, 18 knockouts, a Soviet Georgian fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, is favored to win by knockout within two rounds against 8-0-2 Phillip Penson of Orlando, Florida. Penson’s record is padded, and Khurtsidze has demonstrated he can close the show quickly against lesser opposition.
Junior middleweight prospect Frank Galarza, 15-0-2 with nine knockouts, Brooklyn, New York, is favored to win by knockout in four rounds or less over Kansas journeyman Raul Munoz, 23-17-1, 16 knockouts. Galarza has power, and Munoz does not. Munoz, who turns 39 years old in a couple of weeks, long past his prime, has fought and lost to Joel Casamayor, Austin Trout, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Mike Jones, DmitriySalita, and Jermaine Taylor, among notable names in his career.
In preliminary bouts: unbeaten Bronx super welterweight prospect Chris Galeano is favored by six round decision over Javier Loya; unbeaten welterweight prospect Andrew Ruiz of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy is favored by stoppage within four rounds against Evincii Dixon; unbeaten Belarus super welterweight prospect Ivan Baranchyk is favored by four round decision over unbeaten David Ballard in what should prove an interesting match; 1-0 super welterweight Peter Dobson, a New York Golden Gloves champion, is favored by four round decision over 0-2 Tyrell White; and debuting Westchester cruiserweight Alex Vanasse is favored by knockout over 0-1 Richard Ballard.
The fight card will begin at 7 P.M. Eastern Standard Time and is available for home viewing in all countries for $14.99 on gofightlive.tv. The live stream can be purchased online at http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/Boxing/Broadway-Boxing-Cruz-vs-Pazos/2786
Tickets can be purchased in advance through the DiBella entertainment at 212-947-2577. Prices are $100, $60 and $40. Fight fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance as DiBella Entertainment area events frequently sell out. Doors at the Hilton Westchester open 6: 30 P.M. for the boxing event on Friday, February 20, 2015, with first bout at 7:30 P.M. The Hilton Westchester address is 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, New York.