By Phil Doherty
Florida Boxing Hall of Fame member and former Don King Productions trainer Al Bonanni plans to give the dog days of summer some much-needed bite with a local fight card Saturday, August 10th at Casino Miami Jai Alai. Bonanni has kept himself busy since parting ways with King last December by running local cards through his promotional company Tiburon Promotions. This show, titled “Summer Slugfest” promises to spotlight young local talent on their way up. Twenty-nine year old former National Golden Gloves champion and Haitian Olympian Azea “The Haitian Hitman” Augustama headlines in a ten-round bout against Newton “The Butcher” Kidd of the Bronx. The always-popular local southpaw Cuban-American bantamweight Jessy Cruz lights up the undercard against Lamar Charlton in a six-round contest. Egyptian super-middleweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali expects another knockout to match the one he scored earlier this year during his professional debut when he squares off against Jerrod Caldwell of Gainesville. Tickets for Summer Slugfest are on sale now at $15, $35 and $55. Fans may purchase through www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Casino Miami Jai Alai at (305) 633-6400.