Two time world champion Joan Guzman (30-0-1, 17 KOs) returns on November 5 against Christopher “Kid Kayo” Fernandez (18-10-1, 11 KOs) in the ten round main event of “Uptown Showdown” from the Armory Track in New York, NY. The card will be aired on Telefutura, as well as in Guzman’s native Dominican Republic. Guzman will make his debut at junior welterweight. “I know Chris is going to be a tough opponent but I feel very comfortable fighting at 140 lbs,” said Guzman. “There are a lot of great fighters in this weight class and I am ready to prove that I am still one of the best out there!” In the televised co-feature, featherweight Salvador Sanchez II (19-4-2, 9 KOs) will battle an opponent to be announced in a six round bout.
Slated to appear on the undercard in separate bouts are USBA Junior Lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez, four time US Amateur champion Roberto Benitez and Shamir Reyes of Brooklyn, Queens, NY’s Jose Guzman, former women’s titlist Eileen Olszewski and debuting Armin Mrkanovic.
Tickets start at an economic friendly $25 and exclusive VIP tables are also available by calling 212-679-2461.
The Armory Track is located at 216 Ft. Washington Ave New York, NY 10032 and Doors open at 6:30 pm. The opening bell is slated for 7:00.
The card is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.