DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO HOST BACK-TO-BACK SHOWS
Press Release: Sampson Boxing and Manguita Promotions will return to the Dominican Republic on August 11th and 12th at the Coliseo Teo Cruz in Santo Domingo with back-to-back shows, each featuring IBF title fights. On August 11, Santo Domingo's hometown hero Katy Pamela "La Super Baby" Wilson (15-1, 9 KOs) will make the first defense of her IBF Female super bantamweight championship Crystal Hoy (5-4-3, 2 KOs) of Las Vegas via the Philippines. The popular 21-year-old Wilson won her title last March against well-respected multiple world champion Ada Velez. The following night in the same venue, IBF Female featherweight champion Daihana Santana (29-6, 13 KOs) will defend her title against Helen Joseph (11-1-1, 6 KOs) of Nigeria.
On the first night will be an important "All Dominican Republic" junior welterweight matchup, as Victor "Mermelada" Cayo (28-3, 20 Kos) of Santo Domingo will face Julio "La Para" De Jesus (15-0, 14 KOs) of San Francisco de Macoris.
Ex-world titlist Roberto "La Arana" Vasquez (31-5, 21 KOs) will meet the Dominican Republic's Geysi Lorenzo (11-3, 2 Kos) in a super bantamweight 10-rounder.
Four more bouts are scheduled featuring Dominican featherweight Braulio "El Chavo" Rodriguez (7-0, 7 KOs), Dominican lightweight Argenis "El Caballo" Lopez (14-0, 3 KOs), Dominican lightweight Ranses Payano (10-1, 5 KOs) and Santo Domingo's own former women's super-bantamweight world champion Marilyn "La Cachorrita" Hernandez (21-8, 12 KOs) in separate bouts.
On the second night, the Dominican Republic's Juan Carlos "Merengue" Abreu (10-0, 9 KOs) will face Bayamon, Puerto Rico's John Nater (9-2, 8 KOs).
Also appearing on this night's show will be popular Dominican super bantamweight Jonathan Guzman (5-0, 5 KOs), Panamanian light middleweight Azael "Turbo" Cosio (14-1-2, 11 KOs), Dominican light welterweight veteran Francisco "El Ahogado" Lorenzo (38-11, 17 KOS), Dominican super featherweight Angel "El Gato" Luna (6-0, 4 KOs) and Dominican bantamweight Ruben Vicente (6-3, 2 KOs).
"I am proud to be bringing these historic shows to the Dominican," said event promoter Sampson Lewkowicz. "This country has a wave of top young talent on the way up; Javier Fortuna was only the beginning. It has been my pleasure to work with Manguita Promotions to develop so many future champions."