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Program Lineup Through Thursday July 7
Fri Jul 1 7:30PM ET
Cruz, who has built his reputation mostly in and but now, gets to display his talents
in his hometown as he has compiled an unblemished mark of 12-0 with nine wins coming via stoppage.
Among those wins was a (til this point) career defining six round beat down of highly touted prospect Jeremy
Bryan on October 30, 2010 in a bout that was seen live all over the world on www.gfl.tv.
Cruz has stopped his last five opponents including his bout when he became the first man to stop twenty
fight veteran Manuel Guzman in round three of their scheduled eight round bout.
Carrasquillo has a record of 15-17-1 with thirteen knockouts but that doesn't tell the story as he has fought
anybody and everybody.
The litany of fighters that he has fought is long and Carrasquillo has pulled off many upsets that has caught
more than one eye of the boxing world. Just ask the mega-prospect, Dennis Douglin.
On February 18th, Douglin took on Carrasquillo in what looked on paper to be an easy win for Douglin. One
problem, Carrasquillo didn't get the memo as he shocked the fighter known as the "Da Mama's Boy" and
scored the third round stoppage which shocked many boxing insiders. Like Cruz, Douglin entered the ring
with a 12-0 record.
Douglin isn't the only one to feel the power of Carrasquillo as he has scored upsets over Kenny Abril (5-2-1);
Isam Khalik (13-0-2); Tony (9-2-3); Darren Fallen (10-3-1); Aaron Torres (14-5); Willingham
(13-0) and Jorge Melendez (13-1).
"When you look at the records it looks like a typical fight", said Marc Abrams, who will be
calling the action ringside on www.gfl.tv.
"The only problem with calling this a cross roads fight is that Carrasquillo is still driving on the same side of
the street with these major prospects. Besides all those upsets, even his losses have been to the top guys
and he has given those guys hell. We did the fight with (former world title challenger) Mike Arnaoutis and he
beat him to the point where Mike's face looked he had been in a war. All I need to say is this, this is the
most dangerous fight of Cruz' career. If he gets by this test, he will be sneaking up with the likes as Mike
Jones as promoter Russell Peltz next big star" A full seven bout undercard will be shown as undefeated
Middleweight Rashad Brown looks to make it 5-0 when he takes on rugged Omar Sims in first six
Undefeated Ronald Cruz faces rugged intrastate rival Doel Carrasquillo for bragging rights as part of a seven
fight card on Friday, July 1, at the Sands Casino Resort in . Bouts start at 7:30PM EDT.
Thu Jul 7 7:00PM ET
On Thursday, July 7th, Star Boxing returns to the Paradise Theater in, with the latest installment
of its "Punchin at the Paradise" fight series. The upcoming show on July 7th, will feature popular
middleweight/policeman/all-around good guy, Bryant Pappas (12-0, 12KO's) and excitingsuper
featherweight prospect Danny Valle (4-0, 3KO's). The entire show will be broadcast live on GFL.TV
Pappas, a Yonkers Housing Police Sergeant., is a 12-year veteran on the Yonkers Police force. Pappas,
who turned pro in 2005, not only fights because he loves the sport, but also for a special cause. Each fight,
Pappas donates his entire purse, including his ticket commission to the
in . Fighting in Bronx, Pappas will certainly have large contingent of fans and supporters on
hand as he looks to keep his undefeated record and knockout streak alive when he takes on Colorado's
Allen Medina in a six round middleweight match-up.
Valle, aGolden Gloves Champion as an amateur, was born into the sport of boxing. His grandfather was
world renowned boxing trainer, Victor Valle Sr., and his father Victor Valle Jr. has trained some of New
York's most notable fighters, including former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev.
The 25-year-old Bronx native Valle turned pro in October of 2009, scoring a 2nd round knockout. In his last
bout in March, Valle won a four round unanimous decision on Star Boxing's "March Mayhem" card. Valle is
scheduled to meet former amateur rival, and fellow NY Golden Gloves Champion, Angel Torres, in a six
round super featherweight showdown. There is bad blood between Valle and Torres that stems from their
amateur days. They have talked about fighting one another for years, and now they will finally get a chance
to settle the score once and for all on July 7th.
In addition to Pappas's and Valle's bouts, the card will also feature two separate exciting professional
boxing matches for Bronx bragging rights, as well as four amateur bouts to start the show. The amateur
bouts will feature a number of very exciting prospects out of thearea.
For full fight card and more details about this
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- Press Release from GFL
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