Chris Fernandez Replaces Anges Adjaho Against Ronald Cruz
On Sept. 9 At Asylum Arena In Philadelphia
September 9, 2011
Philadelphia, PA—Chris Fernandez, whose scheduled fight last weekend against Shamone Alvarez in
Atlantic City, NJ, was canceled due to Hurricane Irene, did not have to wait long for another assignment. He
will now fight Ronald Cruz in a scheduled eight-round welterweight match on Sept. 9 at the Asylum Arena in
Fernandez, 35, of Salt Lake City, UT, flew into Atlantic City, NJ, last Thursday, only to learn 24 hours later
that the entire card at the Tropicana on which he was to fight was called off due to the hurricane.
On Monday, when Anges Adjaho, of Buffalo, NY, called in with a badly sprained wrist, Fernandez jumped
at the chance to fight Cruz (pictued). A pro since 1997, the 35-year-old Fernandez is 19-13-1, 11 K0s. In
his last fight on May 14 in Campbell, OH, Fernandez lost a 10-round decision to Miguel Gonzalez, of
This will mark Fernandez’ second trip to the Asylum Arena. Last year he was stopped there in seven rounds
by rising star Danny Garcia, of Philadelphia, PA, in the 10-round main event.
Fernandez has boxed some of the best at 140 and 147 pounds, including Paulie Malignaggi, Devon
Alexander and Gabriel Bracero.
Cruz, 24, of Bethlehem, PA, has won all 13 of his pro fights, 10 by knockout. In his last outing, July 1, at
the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, he K0d Doel Carrasquillo, of Reading, PA, in six rounds. He also has
beaten Jeremy Bryan and Dillet Frederick.
The Cruz-Fernandez fight will serve as the semifinal to the 10-round main event for the vacant Pennsylvania
State junior middleweight title between Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, PA, and Keenan Collins, of
The Rosado-Collins and Cruz-Fernandez bouts will be broadcast on TeleFutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate at
11.30pm ET/PT (10.30pm CT).
Five additional fights complete the card at the Asylum Arena, located at 7 West Ritner Street. The first fight
begins at 7.30pm and the card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., Don Chargin
Productions and Golden Boy Promotions.
Tickets are priced at $45 and $65. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions (215-765-
0922) and also can be purchased online at www.peltzboxing.com.
Fans at home can be part of the action by participating in Cinturon Tecate and voting for the fighter in the
main event who displays the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be
open through the end of the weekend.
Tecate, cerveza con character, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its
commitment to make boxing accessible to customers is the title sponsorship of Solo Boxeo Tecate, which
creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today’s up-and-
coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions’ marquee
events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing
experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers,
and most recently the launch of a mobile museum Tecate Museo de Boxeo, which showcases decades of
the most memorable moments in the sport.
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- Press Release from Peltz Boxing
- Photo courtesy of Peltz Boxing
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