Updated bout sheet for tonight’s Perez vs McEwan Fight Card at Pechanga

Pechanga Resort & Casino

Temecula, CA.

Solo Boxeo – TeleFutura

Friday, July 23, 2010

RED CORNER versus BLUE CORNER

WELTERWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS

Keith THURMAN vs Stalinn LOPEZ

Largo, FL                           Miami, FL

12-0 (11 KO’s)                   7-0 (3 KO’s)

TV SWING BOUT WELTERWEIGHTS – 4 ROUNDS

Anthony MARTINEZ vs Nicholaus BRIANNES

Las Vegas, NV                       Lakewood, CA

3-0 (3 KO’s)                             1-5

CO-MAIN EVENT – FEATHERWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS

Charles HUERTA vs Jonathan ARIAS

Paramount, CA                 Mexicali, MEX

13-1 (7 KO’s)                        15-5 (8 KO’s)

MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 10 ROUNDS

Craig McEWAN vs Danny PEREZ

Hollywood, CA              Carlsbad, CA

18-0-(10 KO’s)                34-7 (17 KO’s)

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS

Dion SAVAGE vs Demetrius DAVIS

Flint, MI                        Washington, DC

8-0 (5 KO’s)                   20-22-5 (8 KO’s)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 4 ROUNDS

Cerresso FORT vs Steven MACOMBER

Saint Paul, MN            Sacramento, CA

9-0 (8 KO’s)                        3-8-1

As is often the case there have been some changes to the boxing card that is to take place on Friday, July 23rd at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. The above bout sheet has the latest information.

In the main event their featuring the 28 year-old Scottish middleweight Craig McEwan who is now a Hollywood-based boxer and getting closer and closer to being ranked in the top ten in his division. His backers feel his big opportunity should come next year. McEwan stands six-foot tall and has a reach of 72 inches. His training began at an East Lothian boxing gym, the Bronx Boxing Club in Tranent which is 11 miles outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. He currently trains under the watchful eye of Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.

Craig McEwan, the pride and joy of Scotland.

When McEwan steps into the ring Friday night, he will be facing his toughest opponent to date. Danny Perez has never been knocked out and up until Shane Mosley’s KO of Antonio Margarito last year, he was known as the only man to knock Margarito off his feet. McEwan is a slick boxer who turned pro in 2006 and has breezed through his first eighteen opponents. In his last fight, he stopped Canadian light middleweight champion Kris Andrews (16-9-2, 4 KO’s). McEwan is considered one of the best amateur boxers that Scotland has ever produced. He was a bronze medalist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Why is he fighting Perez? Golden Boy Promotions has repeatedly said that marquee opposition is refusing to face the Scottish dynamo.

Danny Perez, who started boxing when he was 11 years-old, turned pro in 1996.

Perez, who hales from nearby Carlsbad, CA, is looking to bounce back from two decision losses at the hands of Carlos Molina (17-4-1, 5 KO’s) and his last opponent, Cuban sensation Erislandy Lara (12-0, 7 KO’s).  Perez is the former NABF welterweight champion and has many notable victories under his belt.

In the six round featherweight co-main event, they have 23-year-old Charles Huerta (13-1, 7 KO’s) from Paramount, CA.  He squares off against Mexico’s Jonathan Arias (10-6, 8 KO’s). Huerta’s only blemish came by way of a knockout at 59 seconds of the first round to Derrick Wilson (7-1-2, 2 KO’s). If Arias knows what’s good for him, he might want imitate Wilson’s strategy and come out firing.
On the undercard you have knock out artist Keith Thurman (12-0, 11 KO’s) facing Stalinn Lopez (7-0, 3 KO’s) in an 8-round welterweight bout. Thurman has knocked out 11 of 12 opponents with eight of those kayos coming in the opening round.
His opponent, Lopez, was born January 29, 1978 in Sagua La Grande, Cuba and now resides in Miami, Fla. That life path can mean only one thing. Even though he’s had only seven professional bouts, more than likely he’s has a ton of amateur experience.
Also on the undercard, the Roger Mayweather trained Dion Savage (8-0) will be facing a 40 year-old veteran by the name of Demetrius Davis (20-22-5, 8 KO’s) whose record is now skewed in the wrong direction after losing eight of his last nine bouts.
Taken on face value, that losing streak seems horrendous. But consider this, seven of his last 11 opponents were undefeated. Davis, who stands 6 foot tall, has done surprisingly well against some of the top people in his division.  In January 2009, he stunned previously unbeaten Rowland Bryant by taking a unanimous decision in Bryant’s home state of Florida.

After winning his debut back on December 13, 2008, Nicholaus Briannes (1-5-0, 5 KO’s) has seen nothing but losses, and all are in the KO column. His opponent in Bout #2, Anthony Martinez, (3-0-0, 3 KO’s) has yet to see one of his fights go beyond 1:28 of the second round. Can you guess who’s going to win that bout?

The 37 year-old Steve Macomber (3-8-1) of Sacramento, CA. will face 24 year-old Cerresso Fort, who hales from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Fort has been fed almost all lightweights thus far, softies with names like Kane Pudwill, Yancy Cuellar, Mike Krull, who have a combined record of 30-55-6. Only one boxer, Lamar Harris, managed to go the distance. Macomber might last two rounds but in all likelihood he won’t be around by round number four.

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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports in Military newspapers and now writes for WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He's also an associate editor for la revista, El Ganador. In past years, he was one of the four "Wise Guys" predicting the winning football selections vs the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in the fighting sports.