Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing return to the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California on March 4. The main event is a 12 rounder for the vacant USBA lightweight championship between Ray Beltran Jr. (23-4, 15 KOs) and Carlos Vinan (10-8-2, 2 KOs). Both main event participants are coming off huge upset knockouts over favored opponents in 2010. Vinan shocked previously unbeaten IBF #2 ranked lightweight Anthony Mezaache with an 8th round knockout last July in Atlantic City and comes into the bout as the IBF’s #15 ranked fighter in the world. Beltran stopped heralded David Torres (21-1) in front of his hometown fans. He trains out of Wildcard Boxing Club under the tutelage of Freddie Roach and former Olympian Pepe Reilly, and is a regular sparring partner for Manny Pacquaio and Amir Khan.
The undercard features highly regarded local fighters including super flyweight Javier Gallo (16-3, 9 KOs) form Buena Park, cruiserweight Deon Elam (12-1, 6 KOs) from Van Nuys, hard-hitting welterweight Hugo Centeno (5-0, 5 KOs) from Oxnard, and cruiserweight Anatoliy Dudchenko (10-2, 7 KOs). Also in action are Russian heavyweight Andrey Fedosov (21-2, 17 KOs) and Mexican lightweight Manuel Leyva (18-1, 10 KOs).
Tickets for “WARNER CENTER WAR III” are available online at www.warnercenterwar.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. Doors open at 7p at the Grand Ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott and the first bout is 7:30p.