Undefeated Canadian junior lightweight prospect Logan McGuinness will make his debut in the United States this Saturday, May 22nd against Columbian veteran Walter Estrada as part of the TKO Boxing Promotions’ “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” event at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.
“Hometown Heroes to World Champions” is headlined by an IBO Middleweight Title fight between Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. and Chicago’s Angel “Toro” Hernandez.
After winning his five starts in 2009, the Ontario, Canada native McGuinness looked very sharp in his first start of 2010, defeating Mexican veteran Pedro Navarette on March 6th over eight rounds by unanimous decision.
By beating Navarette in convincing fashion, the 22 year old McGuinness, 10-0-0 (4KO’s), continued to prove that he is one of Canada’s fastest rising stars and looks to keep the momentum going on May 22nd. McGuinness is trained by Olympic Bronze medalist, Chris Johnson, one of the top trainers in Canada .
The heavy handed Estrada, a native of Monteria, Columbia, brings a record of 35-13-0 with 24 knockouts into the battle against McGuinness.
The scheduled six round McGuinness/Estrada featured undercard bout is presented in association with Hennessy Sports and will be televised in Canada on “The Score” as well as being screened at Boston Pizza location across Canada .
Said Adam Harris of Hennessy Sports, “We’re pleased and excited to be showcasing this prestigious championship event to millions of viewers on the Canadian network “The Score”. I think that along with Manfredo and Hernandez, McGuinness has a chance to turn a lot of heads and show why he’s one of the best young prospects in Canada .”
“We’d also like to thank Chet Koerner and TKO Boxing Promotions for working with us on this event.
Priced at $125.00, 60.00 and $30.00, tickets for “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.
ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Joseph Elegele, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr., bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States . Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut , Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York , Boston , Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.