“I am ready now to move forward to achieve my goal of winning a world title. I plan to stay in the gym after this one to get ready to return to the ring on October 12, 2013 at Bud Light Pro Fight #5 here at COWBOYS in Arlington, TX once again,” said an excited Vazquez about his Texas Title win.
Dustin Haney, owner of Standing 8 Promotions and promoter of fighter Hector Vazquez, called the win “a glimpse of what is to come from Standing 8 boxers and a representation of the caliber of the boxers, fights, and events that Standing 8 Promotions continues to work towards.”
Bud Light Pro Fight #4 attendees also saw emerging, top Fort Worth prospect Juan Antonio (Tony) Lopez move to 6-0 and 3 KO’s with an extreme overhand left knockout against battle tested Ricardo Valencia of Houston in a 6 round contest. A media favorite with a large following, Lopez entered the contest to the strong vocal support of attendees. Valencia did not pay attention to the crowd and pressed in towards the action. Lopez countered the forward moving Valencia while defending against body shots and straight rights. Valencia seemed to pick up momentum in the third round until the counter overhand left from Lopez ended things at the end of the third.
Lopez said of the fight “Valencia is a tough guy. I am happy with my performance. I look forward to returning in October to Bud Light Pro Fight #4 to another challenge”.
In another great fight of the night, Kendo Castaneda 5-0 1 KO of San Antonio out boxed the always game Alexander Lopez 6-6 of Fort Worth over four rounds. Kendo “Tremendo”
Another fan favorite, Carrolton, Super Middleweight Mike “Italian Stallion” Tufariello, who made his pro debut in a “Rocky” kind of way at 38 years old, moved to 2-0 with 2 KO’s with a third round TKO over Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Chris Barnes. James DeHerrera moved to 3-0 3 KO’s with a wild and exciting third TKO over capable Kashif Solarin 0-1 of Fort Worth.
Ann Wolfe trained Travelle Maison moved to 3-0 3 KO’s with an impressive first round TKO of Terrance Roy 9-37 of Atlanta, GA. The bout was stopped by the referee after Terrance Roy suffered 6 knockdowns. In the opening contest, Martinez Porter 1-3-3 battled fellow Arlington resident Errol Sidney 1-1-2 in to a four round draw.
Top Rank Promotions prospect Roberto Marroquin, recent Golden Boy Promotions signee Heider Castandeda, and UFC battler James Vick were all in attendance to address the fans from ring. The event, which TRUBoxingHeadz called one of best boxing shows to take place in the state of Texas, was held at the exciting Cowboys Dance Hall in Arlington, TX for an estimated 1700 fans. The event promoter Standing 8 Promotions, will return to the venue on October 12, 2013. Bud Light Pro Fight #4 was the boxing promotion company’s 8th card, which was held to celebrate its one year anniversary.
About Standing 8 Promotions
Standing 8 Promotions is Texas’ largest boxing promotion company. In addition to promoting rising star boxers like Tony Lopez, Craig Callahan, and Hector Vazquez, James DeHerrera and Mike Tufariello, Standing 8 holds boxing events known for great fights and great entertainment on a continuous basis in the DFW Metroplex. Standing 8’s next event, Bud Light Pro Fight Series Fight #5, will take place in Arlington at Cowboys Dancehall on October 12th. Other Standing 8 venues include The Hurst Conference Center and College Park Center in Arlington. You can learn more about Standing 8 Promotions or purchase tickets for Bud Light Pro Fight #5 at http://www.standing8promotions.com/