For Immediate Release
War at Woodland Hills 5 Professional Boxing Show Just One Day Away:
Official Weigh-In At Warner Center Marriott Open To The Public
Woodland Hills, California (September 8, 2011) - While temperatures reach 100 degrees during the day, the heat will continue to rise into the night on Friday, September 9th as the hottest boxing show in the San Fernando Valley returns to the Warner Center Marriott with War at Woodland Hills 5.
Following two sold out shows earlier this year, War at Woodland Hills 5 will include
the homecomings of Mexican warriors Ray Beltran Jr. (24-5, 16Kos) and Javier Gallo (17-4-1, 9KOs), as well as the new female boxing sensation Yolanda “Ms. Knockout” Ezell and former Ukrainian Olympic Team Member Anatoliy Dudchenko. Some of Oxnard’s finest up and coming prospects from the Robert Garcia camp will also be featured.
North Hollywood’s Beltran, known best as Manny Pacquaio’s main sparring partner, returns to Woodland Hills after what was considered one of the bloodiest fights in Showtime Network’s Shobox history. Beltran will take on veteran fighter and Louisiana National Guard member, Darien Ford. Trained by Freddie Roach and former Olympian Pepe Reilly, Beltran captured the USBA Lightweight title in his previous fight in Woodland Hills in March with a crowd pleasing 7th round knockout of Carlos Vinan.
Buena Park’s Gallo last fought in Woodland Hills against Jose Araiza in a Fight Of The Year candidate that brought the Warner Center faithful to their feet when both fighters were knocked down in the last and final round of an electric 8 round fight. The diminutive Gallo returns to face a much larger opponent in North Carolina’s Jason Rorie.
Hollywood’s Yolanda Ezell also returns after making a statement in her pro debut at War at Woodland Hills 3 in March. The Floyd Mayweather-trained Ezell knocked out her debut opponent in the first round. Ezell will square off against rugged debutante Celine Roman.
West Hollywood’s Anatoliy Dudchenko is best known in local boxing circles as a dead ringer look-a-like to Rocky’s Ivan Drago. In the ring, Dudchenko has rolled off 9 straight victories including a decision win in his last bout against former U.S. Olympian and Amateur World Champion Michael Simms. Dudchenko will fight against Bill Bailey in a Cruiserweight battle of big men.
Oxnard, California has quickly become a boxing hotbed of World Champions and prized prospects. Some of those prospects will be on display as undefeated youngsters Herbert Acevedo and Erik Ruiz step back into the ring to continue their ascent in the pro ranks. Oxnard will be further represented by Javier Garcia and the pro debut of Oscar Diaz.
WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS always garners boxing celebrities and this installment will not disappoint as boxers Brandon Rios, Alfonso Gomez, and Paulie Malignaggi have already confirmed their appearance.
Tickets to THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS 5 can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS 5 takes place on Friday, September 9, 2011 in the Grand Ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm.
The Official Weigh-in will take place in the Hidden Hills Room of the Warner Center Marriott today at 6pm. The Official Weigh-in is open to the public.
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