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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘EL ZAR’

POSTED ON Tuesday, February 21, 2017  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

Glynn Evans surfs the net to extract titbits on the seriously chiselled Russian who has designs on toppling our WBO lightweight king at Manchester Arena on April 8th.

Petrov was born in Ryazan, an oil refining city and electronics hub, 120 miles south-east of Moscow in March 1983. He will be 34 this year. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the area was terrorised by the infamous OPG mafia gang and blighted by racketeering and contract killings.

At the age of 12, the Petrov family moved to Madrid, Spain for commercial reasons. Petr is fluent in Russian and Spanish and speaks some English.

After nominal amateur experience, Petr turned professional in November 2000. He was just 17 at the time. His initial 19 gigs took place on Spanish territories (one in Tenerife).

A 5ft 6in orthodox fighter with a 70in reach (southpaw Flanagan is three and a half inches taller), Petrov is nicknamed ‘El Zar’ (The Tsar).

In his ninth outing, aged 20, Petrov conceded his unbeaten tag, suffering a six round split decision to Columbia’s Ubadel Soto in Madrid.

However, over the ensuing 13 ½ years, he has lost just three times, all to world champions, each time in the opponent’s yard.

In October 2007, Germany’s future WBC super-feather boss Vitali Tajbert unanimously outpointed Petrov over eight in Halle. In September 2011, monster hitting Argie Marcos Maidana put him out for the full count in a WBA title challenge up at light-welter, in Buenos Aires. Nineteen months later, over in Montenegro, local hero Dejan Zlaticanin (the future WBC lightweight king) outpointed him on all cards over 12.

Post Zlaticanin, Petrov has been aligned with Artie Pellulo’s Philadelphia-based Banner Promotions. He resides in southern California with his wife Carolina and is trained and managed by Danny Zamora in Santa Fe Springs. Jerry Arias helps out with strength and conditioning duties while Petr’s brother coaches him whenever he is back in Spain.

His last six gigs (all wins, four early) have all taken place on US soil against opposition with combined stats of 135 wins, 24 losses, five draws. In May 2014, the Russian native captured the ESPN Friday Night Fights prestigious Boxcino lightweight title. Additionally, he has hovered up WBO and WBA regional titles plus the NABF crown at 135lbs.

Having outpointed Mexico’s former WBC Super-Feather boss Gamaliel Diaz over 10 the previous April, Petrov was scheduled to box in the UK in October 2015. However, his WBO eliminator with Cromer’s Liam Walsh was pulled after the unbeaten Norfolk switch hitter withdrew with a hand injury.

Potent Petr secured his shot at the ‘Turbo’ by forcing Golden Boy’s highly touted Michael Perez (just one loss in 27) to retire on his stool after six rounds of an eliminator in Indio, California last September. The Robert Garcia trained starlet from New Jersey was dumped and sliced in round two prior to raising the white flag.

Mandatory contender with both the WBA and WBO, the Russian hard case presently sports a 38-4-2 slate with exactly half of his victims failing to pass the finish post.

Terry Flanagan vs. Petr Petrov tops an unmissable evening of action at the Manchester Arena on April 8; Super-Welterweight rivals Liam Smith and Liam Williams clash in one of the most anticipated domestic dust-ups in recent times; Slick South African Zolani Tete faces Arthur Villanueva in a final eliminator for the WBO World Bantamweight strap; double Olympic Gold Medallist and women’s boxing icon Nicola Adams OBE fights for the first time as a professional and former Team GB Heavyweight monster Daniel Dubois makes his highly-anticipated professional debut along with a talent packed undercard.

Tickets for April 8 priced £50, £70, £100, £150, £200, £300 and VIP £500 are available from eventim at www.eventim.co.uk and 0844 249 1000 and the Manchester Arena at www.manchester-arena.com and 0844 847 8000.

Petr Petrov vs Mike Perez

POSTED ON Friday, September 30, 2016  - POSTED IN 

LOS ANGELES (September 28, 2016) – Golden Boy Promotions has taken the exciting Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov card to the next level with its addition of action packed, top talent undercard fighters for this fight on Friday, September 30 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Broadcast live on Estrella TV and streaming live simultaneously on Ring TV, estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios, the main event will feature Newark, New Jersey’s Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) who is preparing for the toughest fight of his career yet as he takes one step closer to bringing home the WBA Lightweight Title when he takes on resilient Russian fighter Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) on Friday, September 30 in a scheduled 12-round lightweight eliminator fight.

Petr Petrov earns mandatory WBA lightweight title shot with stoppage over Michael Perez

POSTED ON Monday, October 3, 2016  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

Indio, CA (October 3, 2016) – Petr Petrov (38-4-2, 19 KO’s) earned a mandatory world title shot at the WBA Lightweight title with a stoppage after 6 rounds over Michael Perez in a scheduled 12 round bout at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California.

In round 2, Perez was bloodied over his right eye, and Petrov was cut on his forehead. Later in the round, Petrov dropped Perez with a hard right to the head. Petrov continued the assault as he battered and hurt Perez with evenly dispersed punches to the head and body. As the blood continued over Perez’s right eye, Petrov never let up.

Finally, trainer Robert Garcia decided his fighter had enough and stopped the fight after the 6th round.

“I just want to thank everybody who made this win possible. My wife Carolina, My family back home in Spain and Russia. This victory is what I have been working for to be so close to a world title shot. This was one of the best training camps I have had, and I want to thank my trainer/ manager Danny Zamora and my strength and conditioning coach Jerry Arias,” said Petrov. “Mike Perez is a true warrior, and he came to fight, and it was great fight. All I want to do is go home to Spain get some rest and wait for the phone call from my promoter to let me know when I will be fighting for the world title.”

Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo stated, “Petr looked sensational, He has been getting better every fight, and this is the best he has looked. He has really earned his title opportunity. In his last 6 bouts the combined record of his opponents is 135-24-5. Now we will look to make the WBA world title bout as quickly as possible.”

Photos by Kyte Monroe

Petr Petrov 134 – Michael Perez 135

POSTED ON Friday, September 30, 2016  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

Indio (September 30, 2016) – NABA Lightweight champion Petr “Zar”Petrov (37-4-2, 18 KO’s) of Ryazan, Russia weighed in at 134 lbs while WBA Number 3 rated Lightweight contender, Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. weighed 135 lbs WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.

Petr Petrov vs. Michael Perez is a 12-round fight for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD.” The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are still available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. All floor seats are now sold out.

For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.estrellatv.com, follow on twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @EstrellaTV, and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, http://www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork, visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV; and follow the conversation using #BoxeoEstelar.

MICHAEL PEREZ AND PETR PETROV SCEHDULED TO BATTLE IN ELIMINATOR FIGHT TOWARDS WBA LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

POSTED ON Thursday, September 29, 2016  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

LOS ANGELES (September 28, 2016) – Golden Boy Promotions has taken the exciting Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov card to the next level with its addition of action packed, top talent undercard fighters for this fight on Friday, September 30 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Broadcast live on Estrella TV and streaming live simultaneously on Ring TV, estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios, the main event will feature Newark, New Jersey’s Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) who is preparing for the toughest fight of his career yet as he takes one step closer to bringing home the WBA Lightweight Title when he takes on resilient Russian fighter Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) on Friday, September 30 in a scheduled 12-round lightweight eliminator fight.

Snatching a spot on the televised card as the co-main event will be skilled San Diego fighter Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (2-0, 2 KOs) looking to defeat Durham, North Carolina’s Vernon Alston (9-6-1, 7 KOs) in the six-round super featherweight event. Opening up the televised portion of the night, Santa Ana, CA sensation Alexis Rocha (4-0, 3 KOs) will return to the ring to participate in a six-round welterweight bout against Colbert “The Pittbull” Lozoya (7-13) of El, Paso, TX.

Rounding out the non-televised undercard, streamed live on Ring TV, Luis Coria of Indio, CA will be making his professional debut in a scheduled four-round super bantamweight fight against Ciudad, Mexico fighter Noe Munoz (2-3); Indio, CA’s Javier Padilla will fight for the first time professionally in a four-round super bantamweight clash against Richard Morales (0-2) of Denver, CO; East LA’s Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (6-0, 5 KOs) will participate in a six-round super lightweight bout facing Farkhad “Crazy Russian” Sharipov (4-8, 1 KO) of Kissimmee, Florida. Kicking off this fight night will be Bastie Samir (14-0-1, 14 KOs) of Las Vegas, NV in the super middleweight division going six rounds against Sijoula “Siju/Juice” Ade Shabazz (6-1, 5 KOs) of Frankfurt, Germany.

After leaving behind a highly decorated amateur career, including being ranked as the number one lightweight in the United States, Genaro “El Conde” Gamez has quickly become of boxing’s top prospects. A 2014 USA Boxing National Champion, San Diego’s Gamez is currently coached by renowned former world champion Robert Garcia. Since breaking into his professional career with a catastrophic first round knockout over Archie Weah, Gamez is sure and was most recently seen in the ring defeating Juan Bryand on June 4 and hopes to do the same when he takes on Vernon Alston.

Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Vernon Alston brings six knockouts under his belt to his eight wins. Since turning professional over six years ago and known for his aggressive fighting, Alston will be making his Fantasy Springs debut for this bout and hopes to put on a show in the ring as he fights on the televised co-main event in the scheduled six-round super featherweight fight.

The youngest fighter to ever take home the gold from the Junior Olympics in 2012, Alexis Rocha has been the talk of the boxing world since becoming a six-time national champion during his amateur career. As the younger brother of current WBC Silver Featherweight Champion, Ronny Rios, the six-time national champion signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions in 2016. The young standout Rocha made his professional debut in March via third-round knockout over Jordan Rosario. Since then, Rocha defeated Abdel Vera on May 6 via first round knockout at the Toshiba Plaza in Las Vegas and went the distance for the first time in his career to secure a unanimous decision victory against Anthony Woods on June 4. Now, set to face Colbert Lozoya on September 30, Rocha will be looking to maintain his perfect record intact.

Having been a professional fighter for over fifteen years, Colbert “Pittbull” Lozoya of El Paso, Texas will be fighting for the first time in California. As the thirty-six year-old welterweight fighter faces Alexis Rocha in the televised opener of the night, this fight is sure to be youth versus experience bout.

Local Indio fighter Luis Coria will be making his professional debut on Friday, September 30th as he takes the stage in what is sure to be a super featherweight fight against Noe Munoz.

Coming over from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Noe Munoz will fight for the first time at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Having fought professionally for over a year now, this tough twenty-seven year-old fighter with be fighting for the fourth time this year.

Javier Padilla of Indio, CA will be fighting professionally for the very first time as he takes on Denver, CO’s Richard Morales in a four-round super bantamweight clash. Padilla will be looking to take home a victory and begin his boxing career with a bang come September 30th.

Twenty-eight year-old Richard Morales coming all the way from Denver, CO will be hoping to make a big name for himself as he faces Javier Padilla of Indio, CA for a super bantamweight fight scheduled to go four rounds.

Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro representing East Los Angeles has lived up to his nickname thus far, as the 19-year-old has ended four of his five wins by knockout. Having most recently taken down Marc Torres by way of technical knockout on June 4 at The StubHub Center on the undercard of Vargas vs. Salido, this fan favorite is hungry to make a name for himself in the East L.A. boxing scene by fighting at Fantasy Spring Resort Casino for the very first time. As the nephew of former boxing Olympian Jose Navarro, “Thunder” has boxing his in his blood and hopes to keep up the family tradition of big victories and sensational knockouts come September 30.

Farkhad “Frank/Crazy Russian” Sharipov of Kissimmee, FL will fight for the first time at Fantasy Springs on this September 30 fight card. A super lightweight fighter, Sharipov is sure to bring his Kyrgyzstan style of fighting in to the ring when he faces Jonathan Navarro for a super lightweight six-round fight.

Hailing all the way from Ghana, Bastie Samir now calls Las Vegas his home and is eager to make a name for himself as a powerful super middleweight fighter. So far, Samir has maintained an undefeated status and is hopeful to keep it that way as he fights for the second time at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, when he knocked out opponent Greg Hackett in the first round. With a 93% knockout record, fight fans can expect to see Samir’s power and strength come September 30.

Participating in the opening bout of the night, Sijoula “Siju/Juice” Ade Shabazz of Frankfurt, Germany will take on Bastie Samir for the super middleweight bout of the night to go a scheduled six rounds. Coming in to the ring with a three year winning streak-most of which resulting in knockouts, Shabazz is sure to give Samir a tough fight as they open this fight night.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and are priced at $45, $35, and $25. They can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov is a 12-round fight for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD.” Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:15 p.m. The Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Friday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT and will stream live simultaneously on estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios: youtube.com/FenomenoStudios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.estrellatv.com, follow on twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @EstrellaTV, and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, http://www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork, visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV; and follow the conversation using #BoxeoEstelar.

PETR “ZAR” PETROV, MICHAEL “THE ARTIST” PEREZ, ALEXIS ROCHA, JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO AND GENARO “EL CONDE” GAMEZ HOST LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES & PHOTOS

POSTED ON Thursday, September 22, 2016  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2016) – NABA Lightweight champion Petr “Zar”Petrov (37-4-2, 18 KO’s) of Ryazan, Russia and WBA Number 3 rated Lightweight contender, Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. hosted a media workout in Los Angeles today, ahead of their battle for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. Also in attendance were televised fighters Alexis Rocha (4-0, 3 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. and co-main event, Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (2-0, 2 KOs) of San Diego. East Los Angeles’ Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (6-0, 5 KOs) who is scheduled for a six-round super lightweight fight against Larry Carrillo (5-1, 2 KOs) of Houston, Texas was also onsite.

Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s media work out:

PETR “ZAR” PETROV, NABA Lighweight Champion:

“This is one of the best camps I’ve had in my career. I started with part of my training camp in Madrid with my brother Vlad and out here the last two months with my trainer Danny Zamora and my strength trainer Jerry Arios helping me prepare for this fight.

“I’ve been feeling very strong. It’s been easy for me to make my weight, and my body has been good at this weight class.”

MICHAEL “THE ARTIST” PEREZ, WBA Number 3 Rated Lightweight Contender:

“I’ve been training with Robert Garcia for two and a half years now, and I’ve seen the results. Under his guidance, I have been able to win the NABO Lightweight Title, and now we get to work hard for the WBA title eliminator.

“This is a huge fight, and both my opponent and I are going in heavy, I’ve got to win– and my training with Garcias is a reflection of that. I’m stronger and more confident, now more than ever.”

GENARO GAMEZ, Super Featherweight Prospect:

“I started my career sparring my brothers and cousins since I was seven years old. Boxing is a brutal sport, not including the physical stuff going on in the ring–but the diet, the discipline, and the mental game you always have to play. I know I have talent, and boxing just comes naturally to me.

“Every boxer will tell you that they want to win, that they want the world title, and that they want to leave a legacy behind them–and so do I. The only difference between them and me is that I have an amazing team behind me, that is empowering me and helping me utilize my skills to get the win. Being the co-main event this upcoming September 30th at Fantasy is a testament to the hard work we have put in.”

ALEXIS ROCHA,Welterweight Proespect;

“It’s been a ride this past year — I’ve been a pro for little less than a year, and I am so excited for the progress I have seen. I have been blessed to be able to be surrounded by such great talent, and it’s been a great experience so far.

“This training camp I’ve been working on my jab, combinations, and being able to work the body. It doesn’t matter who I am scheduled to fight, I have to be ready regardless. Ronny has been a great older brother and mentor for me. He pushes me to be confident, and not get a big head while still being aggressive in the ring. I never imagined myself to be where I am now!”

JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO, Super Lightweight Prospect:

“I am ready for whatever opponent is placed for me in the ring. I’ve been sparring with the best including Michael Perez, Alexis Rocha, Mikey Perez, and other athletes that have pushed me to improve — there is always something new to learn in the gym.

“I know my opponent has a strong left hand, and I personally have been working on my movement with my head and my hips, as well as being light on my feet while still playing pressure on my opponent.”

Petr Petrov vs. Michael Perez is a 12-round fight for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD.” The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are still available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. All floor seats are now sold out.

For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.estrellatv.com, follow on twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @EstrellaTV, and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, http://www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork, visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV; and follow the conversation using #BoxeoEstelar.

NABA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION PETR PETROV TO FACE MICHAEL PEREZ FOR THE WBA LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR AS NEW MAIN EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 30 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

POSTED ON Friday, August 19, 2016  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

LOS ANGELES (August 19, 2016) – NABA Lightweight Champion Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia will face off with Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30. The new 12-round main event, which is set to replace formerly announced headliner Andrew “El Chango” Cancio who is now fighting against Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. on the Canelo vs. Smith pay-per-view undercard on September 17, will kick off the fall season of fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.

“Michael Perez is an experienced fighter,” said Petr Petrov. “He is one of my tougher challenges, but I feel that my experience in being in bigger fights has me prepared. This is for the mandatory challenger in the WBA Lightweight World Championship and I know this will be a good fight. At the end of the day, it will be about who is prepared the best and may the best man win.”

“This is another step up in my career to becoming a world champion,” said Michael Perez. “I am very excited for this fight and I feel very motivated. I have been waiting for a fight like this, to be challenged at such a high caliber keeps me focused and motivated. Petr is a tough guy and that has been what has carried him to where he is today, but I am smart fighter and will be prepared to box when I want to and brawl when I want to. The skills I have and the plan we have to execute are what will determine the victory for this fight. Both Petr and I know what’s at stake here, the winner of our fight will be the mandatory for the winner of the world championship unification fight between Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla. I am ready for the challenge.”

“This is a big opportunity for Petr, which is well deserved,” said Arthur R. Pelullo, President and CEO of Banner Promotions. “He knows, with a win, he will become the mandatory challenger for the WBA Lightweight World Championship and we know that he is a championship level fighter and we expect a great performance on September 30.”

“Michael Perez has been a very exciting fighter to watch rise through the ranks in the lightweight division–one of the hottest weight classes in boxing right now. If he wins as the title eliminator for the WBA Lightweight World Championship, he knows all eyes will be on him,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “We also know Petrov as an experienced and destructive fighter who won’t go down without an all-out brawl. The pressure is on and this hotly anticipated fight will determine who the next emerging lightweight star of the sport will be.”

Tickets for the event go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. PT and are priced at $45, $35, and $25. They can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

With 37 victories under his belt, current NABA Lightweight Champion Petr “Zar” Petrov holds an impressive boxing resume including being the winner of ESPN’s 2014 Boxcino tournament. In April 2015 Petrov took on former world champion Gamaliel “Platano” Diaz winning the NABO and NABA Lightweight Titles via unanimous decision. On May 6, 2016 Petrov defeated Marvin “Cachorrro” Quintero via sixth round technical knockout in a historic event that saw the newly built Toshiba Plaza in Las Vegas, host its first boxing match. Petrov is ready at his shot at a world title and will do what it takes to win on September 30.

Ready to make 2016 the biggest year of his career, Newark, New Jersey’s Michael “The Artist” Perez is on the verge of a world title shot, as he is ranked number two by WBO and three by the WBA. Following 2015 victories against former WBA Lightweight World Champion, Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta and Luis “Chespi” Sanchez that netted him the NABO Lightweight Title and extended his unbeaten streak to nine. The exciting 26-year-old was last seen in the ring vanquishing the experienced Martin “El Brochas” Honorio in March of 2016. Now with the biggest opportunity in his career, Perez is ready to take the next step and defeat Petr Petrov to get a mandatory shot at the winner of the WBC and WBA Lightweight World Championship unification bout between Jorge Linares and Anthony Corolla.

Petr Petrov vs. Michael Perez is a 12-round fight for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD.” The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

Petr Petrov Eyeing World Title Shot After Win Over Quintero

POSTED ON Monday, May 9, 2016  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

Philadelphia, PA (May 9, 2016)–This past Friday night in Las Vegas, Petr Pertrov solidified himself as a world title contender with a 6th round stoppage over Marvin Quintero, winning the NABF Lightweight title and defending his NABA Lightweight title.

The fight was a back and forth brawl that saw both men land power punches throughout the fight. Petrov’s right hand was pinpoint all fight, and his accuracy had Quintero’s left eye swelling from the second round. As Petrov’s punches began to take more effect, Quintero’s eye started swelling more rapidly and the fight was called off after round 6.

With the win, Petrov (37-4-2, 18 KO’s) of Madrid, Spain is now set up to face any of the champions in the lightweight division.

“I knew coming into the fight it was going to be a tough one,” said Petrov.

“I knew the rounds were close, but I thought I was winning. I was landing the harder and more accurate punches.”

“When we saw that his eye was closing, my corner was telling me to throw more right hands. I now just want to fight any of the champions. I know I can beat them, and I want to become world champion.”

“Petr once again showed that he is one of the top lightweights in the world. His next bout should be for one of the world titles. We are already working on trying to secure that opportunity,” said Banner Promotions President, Arthur Pelullo.

Photo credit: by Emily Harney / Banner Promotions

Petr Petrov Camp Notes

POSTED ON Saturday, April 30, 2016  - POSTED IN Events, Fights, News

Santa Fe Springs, CA–NABA Lightweight champion Petr Petrov (36-4-2, 17 KO’s) has been training hard for his big showdown with NABF Lightweight champion Marvin Quintero (28-6, 24 KO’s) that will take place on Friday, May 6 at The Toshiba Plaza, adjacent to the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena. The Toshiba Plaza is located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo.

Petrov took time out from his busy training schedule at the Santa Springs Boxing Club in Sante Fe, California to provide the following comments as he gets ready for this big opportunity:

“Camp is going great. We have had eight great weeks sparring. This is the best training camp I have had in all of my camps.

On Quintero:
“He is a good boxer. He is a southpaw who has a lot of experience. He is a slick fighter, but I am experienced as well, and I am ready for anything.”

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“This will get us the NABF title and get me ranked in the WBC, so this is the next step to getting closer to a world title.”

“It’s a big event weekend. We know there there will be a lot of media and fight fans there. I am a fan friendly fighter, and it comes down to putting on a great show in front of all the boxing people in attendance.”

“I am 100% ready to get the victory on May 6th. We have to win this fight, and we will be ready for anything else that comes after.”

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Banner Promotions President, Arthur Pelullo stated “We are very much looking forward to Petr having a great performance on May 6th and that will catapult him to the big opportunity that he has worked very hard to get.”

With 36 victories under his belt, lightweight contender Petr “Zar” Petrov holds an impressive boxing resume, included winning ESPN’s 2014 Boxcino Lightweight tournament. Petrov was last seen in April 2015 taking on former world champion Gamaliel “Platano” Diaz where he successfully defended his NABO and NABA Lightweight Titles via unanimous decision. As the current NABA Lightweight Title holder, Petrov will be looking to add another notable title to his name when he faces Quintero on May 6th.

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Petr Petrov vs. Marvin Quintero is a 10-round fight for the NABF and NABA Lightweight title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, Born Bold,” Casa Mexico Tequila, DOOM® — Fight Like Hell on May 13, and HANDS OF STONE: The True Story of Roberto Duran, in theaters this August. The first bout begins at 4:30 p.m. The Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Friday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and will stream live simultaneously on estrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios: youtube.com/FenomenoStudios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. PT through 9:00 p.m.

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