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Pendarvis-Frankel collide May 25

As the country prepares for Memorial Day weekend, two Americans will attempt to take one step closer to a world title bid as Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing and Pitbull Boxing present a special installment of their “War at Woodland Hills” boxing series on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Warner Center Marriott. The 12 round main event will feature Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (14-3-2, 5KOs) vs. Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (30-11-1, 6KOs) for the vacant USBA Light Welterweight Title and Frankel’s WBC USNBC Light Welterweight title.

Pendarvis, out of Los Angeles, California, is a longtime fixture on the Southern California boxing scene, both as a rising prospect and chief sparring partner for some of the world’s greatest fighters. Following a four fight win streak and victories over undefeated fighters Hector Sanchez (18-0) and Rogelio De La Torre (6-0), Pendarvis earned the #1 spot in the USBA ratings. In his last bout, Pendarvis headlined War At Woodland Hills 6 with a unanimous decision victory over Luis Alfredo Lugo.

Frankel, from Denver, Colorado, is also no stranger to dethroning undefeated fighters. He is the current WBC USNBC Light Welterweight Champion courtesy of a unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated prospect Raul Carrillo (9-0) on February 17, 2012. Winner of 9 of his last 11 bouts, Frankel has beaten the likes of Bobby Pacquaio and Ricardo Dominguez while facing world class fighters Lamont Peterson, John Molina, and David Diaz, to name a few.

Tickets to WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS VIII, can be purchased online by going to or by calling (626) 388-8888. WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS VIII takes place on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Warner Center Marriott Grand Ballroom in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm sharp.

WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS VIII is presented by Art Of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing and Pitbull Boxing, and is sponsored by Pitbull Energy Drink and Energy Bar, Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles, Dickerson Employee Benefits, Zeke’s Bail Bonds, Frog Environmental, Hollywood Law Center, and Futurola The Dutch Rolling Company.

All bouts are subject to change.

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