Rising Junior Welterweight Derrick “Super” Samuels (16-4-1, 4 KOs) of Orlando, FL will risk his NABA-US title Friday March 27 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion against fight veteran Roberto Valenzuela. Valenzuela of Sonora, Mexico, has gone to war with many champions and contenders including Jose Luis Castillo, Andre Berto, Cesar Bazan, and Demetrius Hopkins. The Samuels-Valenzuela bout is scheduled for ten rounds. The undercard will be topped by two exciting co-main events. The first will feature an eight round Cruiserweight showdown between Floridians Nicholas Iannuzzi (9-0, 6 KOs) of Tampa and Theo Kruger (9-7-1, 3 KOs) of Port Charlotte. Iannuzzi is making a much anticipated return following his impressive fifth round KO against previously unbeaten Terry Roy last November. The experienced Kruger has only lost once in his last four fights.
The second co-feature will display immensely talented Welterweight prospect Keith “One Time” Thurman (8-0, 8 KOs) of Clearwater, FL. Thurman, the 2008 Olympic Trials Silver Medalist, will face an opponent to be named shortly in a six rounder. Thus far, Thurman has stopped every fighter to step into the ring with him during the first round.
Carlos Rivera will be making his second trip to the ring in less than 45 days as he is scheduled to battle an opponent TBA in a six round Featherweight bout. The Port Richey, FL based prospect, whose pro ledger stands at (15-3-2, 5 KOs), is coming off a victory over contender Johnnie Edwards on February 13.
Featherweight Jenna “Cowgirl” Shiver (7-4-1, 2 KOs) of Tampa will battle Pennsylvania’s Christina Leadbeater (2-1) over four. Unbeaten Light Heavyweight Adam Hubinger (12-0, 10 KOs) will challenge the ever famous TBA over six rounds.
Rounding off the card is a four rounder between Featherweights Charlie Serrano (7-2, 2 KOs) of Tampa and Jason Rorie (2-2-2, 1 KO). Rorie, who is based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a tricky fighter that is tougher than his record indicates.
Tickets can be ordered by going to Ticketmaster.com. The A La Carte Pavilion is located at 4050 Dana Shores Drive in Tampa, Florida. The card is being promoted by Starfight Productions.
Starfight Productions is based out of Tampa, Florida and is operated by Aaron Jacobs, Shea Bailey, Pete Fernandez, Mike Asmer, and Randy Feldman.