On Wednesday, the day before the New York Yankees make their debut in their new home in the Bronx, two of boxing’s heaviest hitters – WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto and IBF junior welterweight champion Juan Urango – will enter the new Yankee Stadium to officially announce their May 30th clash at the Seminole Hard Rock LIVE Arena in Hollywood, FL.
A 2004 Olympian for Haiti, Andre Berto (24-0, 19 KOs) is one of boxing’s rising young stars, a status he owes to his incredible talent and crowd-pleasing style. Unbeaten as a pro, Berto parlayed wins over Norberto Bravo, Cosme Rivera, David Estrada, and Michel Trabant into a 2008 title shot against Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Berto made the most of his opportunity, stopping his foe in seven rounds to win the WBC welterweight title. The 25-year old has since defended his title with wins over Steve Forbes and Luis Collazo, and he plans on adding a third defense to his record against Urango.
One of boxing’s hardest punchers, pound for pound, Juan “Iron Twin” Urango (21-1-1, 16 KOs) has struck fear into the hearts of opponents ever since his pro debut in 2002. Since then, he has won the IBF junior welterweight title twice, with his only setback coming via decision to Ricky Hatton in 2007. The Monteria, Colombia native bounced back from that defeat with four straight wins, the most recent coming over Herman Ngoudjo in January in a bout that earned him his second world title. Now he chases after bigger game in the welterweight division.
This event is presented by DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 pm ET / 6:45pm PT.
Tickets, priced at $202, $152, $102, and $52, go on sale on April 15, and may be purchased at Hard Rock Live Box Office or may also be obtained online at www.TicketMaster.com
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