TRAMAINE WILLIAMS BOOKS OUTDOOR FIGHT FOR NEXT WEEK
Press Release: Featherweight Tramaine "The Mighty Midget" Williams (11-0, 4 KOs) faces Angel "El Gato" Luna (12-3-1, 7 KOs) in the ten-round main event on July 29th at The Queen Mary's outdoor venue in Long Beach, California. CBS Sports Network will broadcast. Williams, the New Haven, Conn. native, was inactive for nearly two years (2-13-2015) due to out-of-the-ring issues, but bounced back strong in January 2016.
In his first fight under the Roc Nation Sports banner, Williams dominated Eduardo Garza (6-1) en route to an eight-round unanimous decision last March.
In his last fight on the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev II card at Mandalay Bay, Williams stopped Christopher Martin (30-8-3) in the second round.
Williams first began boxing at the age of nine, accumulating a record of 97-10 over his amateur career. During that span, he was a ten-time national amateur champion, a two-time Ringside World champion and a four-time Silver Gloves champion. He also was a PAL National Junior Golden Gloves champion.
KO Night Boxing president John Andersen said, "Tramaine Williams is one of the hottest prospects in boxing and we're excited to have him fight on another 'KO Night Boxing' show."
Luna, fighting out of the Dominican Republic, is a proven upset specialist having defeated then unbeaten (15-0-1, 11 KOs) Jose Lopez, on June 6, 2015 at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, by way of a six-round unanimous decision. He has had some success in the super featherweight division.
A pair of California heavyweights square off in the in the six-round broadcast opener as Rodney Hernandez (10-5-2, 2 KOs), of Modesto, meets Los Angeles' Jonnie Rice (6-2-1, 4 KOs), a former Winthrop College (SC) basketball player.
Fighting on the undercard in four-round matches are Los Angeles featherweight Sergio "El Nino" Quiroz (3-0) vs. Lupe Arroyo (2-0), of Huntington Beach (CA).
Former amateur boxing star Junior "The Young God" Younan (12-0, 9 KOs), a light heavyweight from Brooklyn, will face an opponent to be determined in the eight-round co-featured event. The 21-year-old Younan compiled a 90-5 amateur record, highlighted by his three-time Ringside World and three-time National PAL championship performances.