Jose "El Cuate" Celaya (26-2, 15 KO's) to face undefeated hot James "Spider" Webb (17-0, 14 KO's) San Jose, California: Latin Sports Group, Clark Entertainment and Marquez Brothers entertainment have announced a high-profile boxing match featuring local favorite Jose "El Cuate" Celaya vs James "Spider" Webb. The bout will headline ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, on May 13th at the San Jose Civic Auditorium.
Despite his youth, Jose Celaya has already had an outstanding career. He is currently ranked #10 in the world by the IBF and has an excellent record of 26-2 with 15 knockouts. Jose has won his last 4 fights by KO and by facing the likes of the undefeated James Webb, is stepping up his competition. Born and raised in Salinas, California, Jose had a distinguished amateur career and was favored to go the 2000 Olympics before losing a controversial decision to Ricardo Williams at the Olympic Trials.
James "Spider" Webb is 32 years-old, and is from Tennessee. His resume includes an impressive 17-0 pro record (with 14 knockouts). Webb brings to the ring a stellar amateur career that included over 300 fights, three World Armed Forces Championships as well as advancement to the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Trials.
The card will also feature Filipino sensation Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire (9-1, 6 KO's), Hall of Fame trainer, Emanuel Steward's hot young protege Dominic Salcido (7-0, 4 KO's), Fremont, California's prospect Jose "The Punisher" Perez (6-0, 4 KO's), plus other action packed bouts. Fans in attendance will get a chance to meet and obtain autographs from legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, Gold medalist Andre Ward and NABF Featherweight Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero.
Doors open at 6pm, bouts start at 6:30pm and the main event is at 8pm. "ESPN2 Friday Night Fights" is presented by El Mexicano products, Entrega Inmediata, La Preciosa 92.3FM and WILD 94.9FM.
Weigh-in's will be open to the public on Thursday May 12th, and will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown San Jose.
Tickets are priced at $20, $45, $65 and $85 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets.