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Pro boxing comes to Event Center


Pro boxing comes to Event Center
Local boxing trainer Rick Morones Jr. hypes up crowd at the press conference for “Warzone Off 181,” an event featuring boxers from Team Morones Boxing Gym.


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May 15, 2013
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FLORESVILLE -- For the first time in its history, Floresville will host professional boxing. Fans are in for a treat as local trainer Rick Morones Jr. gathers some of the best talent in Texas to compete in a May 17 event, “Warzone Off 181,” at the Floresville Event Center at 600 S.H. 97 West.

The main event for the evening features 19-year-old boxing sensation Javier “Pitbull” Rodriguez against Guadalupe Perez. Although both fighters are from the Lone Star State, Rodriguez of San Antonio comes in as the local favorite.

“This is going to be a great night of explosive boxing action,” Morones said. “These guys are young, hungry, and want to move on to the next stage of their careers.”

Although neither of the two main event fighters belongs in Morones’ stable, a boxer featured in the co-main event promises to be one of the best prospects to have been trained by Morones, who had a gym in Floresville several years ago.

Benjamin Whitaker, a welterweight, stands undefeated with a record of 4-0 with three of those wins coming by way of knockout.

“I am not a man of many words,” Whitaker said. “I do my talking in the ring, and on May 17, my gloves will do whatever it takes to win.”

Whitaker’s opponent will be Cory Yett, who also has four wins and three knockouts.

Popular female fighter Emily Villasenor also will make an appearance.

Although it’s Floresville first professional boxing event, the city is no stranger to the squared circle, having hosted amateur fights in the past.

“I went back and checked the history and this is something that’s never been done before,” Morones said. “Gabe Carlin of Triple A Promotions didn’t hesitate to bring an event here when I ran the idea by him. When we hosted our amateur fights here a few years ago, we had over 1,100 people in attendance. This event has sold over 1,500 tickets already, and they’re going fast.”

Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m., and the first of six bouts begins at 7:45. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and VIP seats are available for $50. Purchase tickets at the event center.

For more information, contact Rick Morones Jr. at 210-589-7654.
 

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