Cappiello Promotions brings professional boxing back to the Roxy night club in downtown Boston on Thursday November 11, 2004. New Haven, Connecticut middleweight Elvin Ayala, 7-0, will headline a seven-bout card that promises to be an exciting night of action. The card, which is dedicated to the Veterans, will be part of the Fight Night USA series televised by CN8 via tape delay.
Ayala will be stepping up and taking on tough veteran Chance Leggett, 11-3, (5 ko) from Westlake, LA. in the ten-round main event. Leggett's two most notable fights were a seven round stoppage loss to then unbeaten prospect Willie Gibbs and an upset win over 19-1 Vinroy Barret.
After looking very impressive in his first seven fights as a pro, Ayala's promoter Richie Cappiello thinks he is ready to step it up. "Elvin Ayala is one of our most talented fighters and I expect him to come through in a big way on Nov 11th," stated Cappiello. "He is as dedicated a fighter as I have seen and we are extremely excited about his potential."
Headlining the undercard will be Cappiello Promotions newest protege Marvin Cordova, 1-0, from Pueblo, CO. After a stellar amateur career that included 184 wins and only 12 losses to go along with 14 national titles, the 19 year old Cordova decided to turn pro instead of continue his quest to be an Olympian. Tough Mexican crowd pleaser Favio Medina, 5-1 (3ko), will try to derail the Cordova Express.
Also on the card, is Boston Police officer and Dorchester Cruiserweight Tyrone Smith, 1-0. The 35 year old Smith, who won his pro debut two months ago in Revere, is a Veteran of the United States Military.
Worcester cruiserweight Roy Payne, 17-12-4 and Rhode Island middleweight Jacinto Rosario are also competing in separate bouts.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-888-491-2900. General admission $30, Ringside $50. Doors will open at 5:30 with the event beginning at 7:30.