JASON ESTRADA STAYING ACTIVE IN RHODE ISLAND
Press Release: In Providence, Rhode Island on June 29th 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason "Big Six" Estrada (18-4, 5 KOs) takes on 1992 Puerto Rican Olympian Alex Gonzales (20-6, 10 KOs), in the eight-round main event at the Providence Convention Center. Estrada is coming off a second-round knockout [against weak opposition] Dominque Alexander last March. Brian "The Bull" Barbosa (30-6, 22 KOs), also fighting out of Providence, continues his comeback against light heavyweight John Johnson (13-2, 10 KOs) in the six-round co-feature.
Tickets are available to purchase by calling 1.401.241.3490 (RI) or 1.617.312.5059 (MA), or online at www.bigsixentertainment, com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Rhode Island Convention Center box office.
Estrada went the distance on the road with World Boxing Association ("WBA") heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin and Tomasz Adamek, a two-time world champion. Jason's has also defeated notable heavyweights such as Lance Whitaker, Derek Bryant, Charles Shufford and Zuri Lawrence.
Gonzales, an experienced southpaw, has a knockout loss against ex-IBF cruiserweight champion Vassiliy Jirov. he has alos lost to ex-heavyweight contender Calvin Brock.
"We're excited to be back in Providence promoting another exciting event headlined by Olympian Jason Estrada," Big Six Entertainments president Artie DePinho said. "Jason is coming off an impressive knockout victory and he is looking to 'Takeover' the heavyweight division. Jason is ready for meaningful fight with guys like Seth Mitchell or Bryant Jennings. Our goal is to provide local boxers with opportunities to improve and continue their careers, as well as providing competitive fights for fans to watch. We're building on the momentum and success we've had in our two previous shows in Rhode Island."
Pawtucket (RI) welterweight Diego Periera (6-0-1, 2 KOs) will attempt to keep his unbeaten pro record intact against William "Chino" Correa (9-5, 8 KOs), of Framingham (MA), in a six-round bout.
Also fighting on the undercard in four-round match-ups are Providence welterweight Kali Reiss (4-1-1, 2 KOs) vs. Lyneisha Jefferson (0-1), of Newark (NJ), Providence junior welterweight Josh "Bam Bam" Beeman (4-11-3, 2 KOs) vs. Robert Hunt (0-2), of Hyannis (MA), light heavyweight Paul Gonsalves (4-2, 3 KOs), of Harwich (MA), vs. Borngood Washington (3-11, 1 KO), Waterbury (CT) light welterweight Jair Ramos (2-0, 1 KO) vs. New Bedford's Joel Alarcon (0-2), Providence's Rameil Shelton (0-4) vs. Puerto Rican junior middleweight Jesus Javier Cintron (7-4-1, 1 KO), and Cape Cod heavyweight Jesse Barboza (4-1-1, 3 KOs), of Hyannis (MA), vs. TBA.
Pawtucket lightweight Toka Kahn-Clary, a 2010 National Golden Gloves champion who has signed a promotional deal with Top Rank, makes his pro debut against an opponent to be determined. All fights and fighters are subject to change.