Santa Cruz headlines “Fully Stacked”

This Thursday night, June 3rd at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, TKO Boxing Promotions presents “Fight Night at the Commerce 3: Fully Stacked,” an action packed evening of world class professional boxing.

Headlining the outstanding card is the return to the Commerce Casino of local fan favorite, super bantamweight prospect Leo “Teremoto” Santa Cruz.

The 21 year old Lincoln Heights resident boasts a record of 12-0-1 (4KO’s), and has won his last two bouts at the Commerce Casino by knockout, both stoppages coming with devastating body shots as he destroyed Julio Valadez in the first round on November 3rd and followed that with a third round stoppage of Juan Jose Beltran on December 19th.

Santa Cruz will square off against Mexico’s Jose Angel Cota, 15-4-0 (11KO’s), in the eight round bout.

The co-main event at FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 3 features world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo. The 29 year old Lorenzo, 28-2-0 with twenty knockouts, challenged Sebastian Sylvester for the vacant IBF Middleweight Title on September 19, 2009, losing a very close split decision in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

A native of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, now living in New York City, Lorenzo is coming off a second round destruction of Wilmer Gonzalez on March 12th in Puerto Plata, D.R and is currently world ranked #4 by the International Boxing Federation.

Lorenzo will face off against Savannah, Georgia native Daryl Salmon, 16-3-0 (4KO’s), in the scheduled eight round middleweight bout.

Junior bantamweight prospects will also see action as Ventura, California’s Austroberto Juarez, returns from a three year layoff to face Culiacan, Mexico’s Cesar Grajeda in a six round bout. The 25 year old Juarez, 8-0-0 (2KO’s), will look to stay unbeaten against the 23 year old Grajeda, 7-1-0 (1KO).

Also seeing action at FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 3 will be sensational 19 year old super bantamweight prospect Randy Caballero of Coachella, California. With two stunning first round stoppages in his initial pro starts, the former amateur standout has become a must-see attraction to Southern California fight fans.

With the expected backing of a huge hometown crowd on Thursday night, Caballero will battle Jackson, Tennessee’s Travis Bedwell, 0-1-0, in a scheduled four rounder.

Also featured on the undercard are The Brothers Chudinov, 23 year old Dmitry, 4-0-0 (2KO’s) and 22 year old Fedor, 4-0-0 (3KO’s).

Now residing in Los Angeles, the natives of Serpukhov, Russia have impressed crowds at the Commerce Casino, with their terrific boxing skills and punishing power in both hands.

Dmitry will square off against Jackson, Tennessee’s Nathan Bedwell, 1-2-0, while Fedor will challenge Antonio Walls, 2-3-0 (1KO), of Washington, D.C., both in four round middleweight bouts.

Also on the undercard, welterweight prospect Eric Mendez of Hawaiian Gardens, California will make his professional debut against Mexico’s Javier Romero, 0-1-0, in a four rounder.

The 19 year old Mendez finished his outstanding amateur career with a record of 74-9 including a two-time first place finish at the highly regarded Desert Showdown Invitational Amateur Boxing Championships.

In the heavyweight division, Carson City, Nevada native Steve Fierro, 3-3-3 (1KO), will be making his return to the Commerce Casino after a thunderous second round knockout of Mike Finney on March 25th. Fierro will face Los Angeles native Chris Ortiz, 1-1-0 (1KO) in a four round bout.

Light heavyweights will also see action as San Pedro’s Daniel Perez, 8-8-1 (5KO’s), will battle Mario Ortiz, 8-9-1 (6KO’s) of Belen, New Mexico. The bout is an immediate rematch of their battle on March 19th in which Oritz stopped Perez in the second round.


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.

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