Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, promoter of Colombian slugger Oscar Escandon and Canadian southpaw Tyson “Prince of Hali” Cave, wishes to correct erroneous reports about the pair’s upcoming showdown.
Escandon (23-1, 16 KOs) and Cave (22-2, 6 KOs) will meet on Thursday, December 11, in one of the featured bouts when Goossen Promotions returns to the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, for “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special, televised LIVE on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
“The fight between Oscar Escandon and Tyson Cave is not for the Interim title, it is a 12-round World Boxing Association Super Bantamweight Eliminator,” said Lewkowicz. “The WBA has already approved that the winner of this fight will then face the champion, Scott Quigg, next year.”
Advance tickets starting at $55.00 can be purchased through the Pechanga Resort and Casino website (www.Pechanga.com) or by calling 1-877-711-2946. Doors on the night of the event will open at 4:00 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00 p.m.
Headlining the event will be the return to Pechanga and ESPN of former junior middleweight world champion Austin “No Doubt Trout (27-2, 14 KOs) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 10-round clash against tough Mexican veteran Luis “Slayer” Grajeda (17-3-2, 13 KOs).
In the televised co-main event will be a 10-round heavyweight clash featuring two-time former heavyweight world title challenger and longtime Southern California fan favorite Cris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-4, 31 KOs) against an opponent to be announced.
Also appearing at “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” in a 10-round heavyweight battle will be former light heavyweight world champion Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver (30-6-1, 21 KOs) of Tampa, Florida against an opponent that is also to be announced.
Among the world class fighters rounding out the card in separate bouts are: former world champion and winner of The Contender Season One, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (26-3-2, 9 KOs) of Los Angeles; former world title challenger Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (25-1, 16 KOs) of Worcester, MA; former super bantamweight world champion Rico “Suavecito” Ramos (23-4, 12 KOs) of Los Angeles; 2012 U.S. Olympian and hot light heavyweight prospects “Sir’ Marcus Browne (12-0, 9 KOs) of New York City and Ahmed Elbiali (8-1, 7 KOs) of Cairo, Egypt.
Additional information on the undercard bouts will be announced shortly.
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