YUNIESKI GONZALEZ TO FACE JERMAINE MACKEY THIS WEEKEND
Press Release: Former Cuban amateur and now undefeated professional Yunieski Gonzalez (8-0, 5 KOs) will step up in class when he takes on Nassau, Bahamas veteran Jermaine Mackey (18-5, 14 KOs) on the undercard of Warriors Boxing Promotions' Saturday, August 18th boxing event at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida. The fight will be off-TV.
Gonzalez's manager, Mike Luzbet, said Mackey "fought Jean Pascal for 12 rounds and lost by decision. He fought Adonis Stevenson. He's got a lot more fights. It's a huge step up for Yunieski. We don't want to play games with Yunieski. Why have 20 fights against nobody? We're looking to make a difference in this business. I don't think that makes sense to take too much time to fight somebody with experience. Yunieski had a good amateur background on the Cuban team. He had more than 270 amateur fights. He's happy to fight a guy like this. That's why we're taking this after eight fights."
The show will also feature a junior-welterweight main event between Miami, Florida's (via Colombia) Breidis Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and Francisco "Gato" Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York and a super featherweight co-main event between Miami (via Cuba) Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) and Guadalajara, Mexico's Alejandro "Soma" Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs). Prescott vs. Figueroa and Barthelemy vs. Rodriguez will be broadcast live on Telefutura's Solo Boxeo.
Also scheduled for action that night will be: super middleweight Roberto J. Acevedo 5-0 (3 KOs) of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, in a four-rounder vs. Pensacola, Florida's Donald Clark (2-2, 1 KO); and middleweight Leosvy Mayedo (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami, who will fight a four-rounder vs. Atlanta's Victor Pacheco (1-0-1, 1 KO).
Please call (954) 985-1155 or (786) 553-3895 to purchase tickets.