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Cayo to face Morua!

With a series of hard-hitting boxing events that are getting more and more attention with each toll of the bell, 340 Promotions is firmly establishing the Virgin Islands as boxing’s new hotbed of talent and excitement. On Saturday, May 30th, the action will get even hotter when “Boxing in Paradise III” touches down at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas with a world-class lineup of professional and amateur bouts. In the main event, unbeaten rising star Victor “Mermelada” Cayo defends his WBA Fedecaribe junior welterweight title for the fifth time against Arturo “El Silencioso” Morua.

For Santo Domingo’s Cayo (21-0, 14 KOs), who is coming off impressive wins over Noe Bolanos and Wilson Alcorro, it’s an opportunity to notch his third straight win of 2009. But to get it, he has to defeat his toughest opponent to date in Guadalajara’s Morua (25-12-1, 14 KOs), a former world title challenger who knows that beating Cayo is his ticket back into the title race.

Also in action will be three of the Virgin Islands’ favorite sons, as John and Julius Jackson, sons of the legendary world champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, and Samuel Rodgers, The Hawk’s nephew, all return to action against upset-minded opposition.

And that’s not all, as “Boxing in Paradise III” will also showcase Manila’s “Fighting Doctor”, JV Tuazon, and one of the hottest prospects to emerge from the Dominican Republic in years, Javier “Abejon” Fortuna.

“Boxing in Paradise III” is presented by 340 Promotions in association with Seminole Warriors Boxing.  Coors Light is the title sponsor of the event, along with the USVI Department of Tourism, Yacht Haven Grande, Fat Turtle, and Core Magazine. 
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and $35 at the door for General Admission, and $40 in advance and $50 at the door for Ringside Tickets.  VIP tables (which include food and beverages) are also available for $1,500.  Tickets are available at Modern Music, Fat Turtle (Yacht Haven Grande), Alaska Bar, (Across from Four Winds Plaza Car Wash), Fashion Source (Tutu Park Mall), Max Mart (Nisky Center), and may also be purchased online at

All bouts subject to change. Doors open at 5:00pm, with the amateur portion of the card beginning at 5:30pm and the professional bouts kicking off at 8:00pm

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