June 20th, 2012 By Kevin Perry
DAN GOOSSEN’S TWO TV CARDS THIS WEEKEND!
Los Angeles, CA- Summer is finally upon us and as a special treat to boxing fans in the Southern California area there are two local cards, one on Friday and one Saturday night, both presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions. ESPN Friday Night Fights broadcasts live from the San Jacinto, Ca at Soboba Casino, featuring talented prospect Mike Dallas Jr.(18-2-1, 7KOs) of Bakersfield, CA, trained by Virgil Hunter, against 31 fight veteran Javier Castro(27-4, 22 KOs) of Juarez, Mexico in a clash for the interim WBO Latino light welterweight (140 lb) title.
DALLAS HAS REBOUNDED WELL!
The Bakersfield native rebounded from a two fight losing streak to pound out a unanimous decision on ESPN in February over Miguel Gonzalez (20-3, 15 KOs). The talented boxer with a great amateur pedigree, lost a highly controversial decision loss to Mauricio Herrera(18-2, 7 KOs) in June of 2011. Castro is a big puncher who should test the whiskers of Dallas Jr., who was stopped in his first defeat to world ranked Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs). Both are eager to make a statement and advance their careers in this ten round scheduled attraction. Undefeated former amateur star Brandon Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs) of Sacramento, CA should be totally dominant in the co-feature against unheralded Elie Augustama (AKA Willie Standup) (6-4 3 KOs).
TELEFUTURA TO AIR RICO RAMOS COMEBACK FIGHT
It’s extremely difficult for a fighter to comeback from a devastating defeat, especially early in their career. Thats the type of adversity former WBA super bantamweight (122) champion Rico Ramos of Pico Rivera, CA must overcome. However in his last bout he lost to possibly one of the best amateurs ever in two-time Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist Guillermo Rigondeax (10-0, 8 KOs) by sixth round stoppage, so there’s no shame in losing to one of the best fighters in the division and arguably the sport as a whole.
RAMOS NOT SWIMMING IN SHALLOWEST END OF POOL
He isn’t taking the easy road back as he steps in the ring with another unbeaten foe, Efrain Esquivias (16-0, 9 KOs), another Southern California product from nearby Carson. Equivias has mainly fought on cards at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA and makes hist first foray into the San Fernando Valley Saturday when he faces Ramos at Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, CA, for the NABF super bantamweight (122) title.
TELEFUTURA ALWAYS LOOKING TO DELIVER
The bout looks good on paper, and as is the norm with Telefutura, it should provide good action as both appear to be decent punchers. Said Ramos, “I need to redeem myself for the poor showing I had against Rigondeaux, and the only way to do that is fight.”