Iron Boy Promotions, an Arizona based boxing promotions company, announced they will be hosting a show in association with Top Rank Boxing, on July 26 at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix. The card will be featured on Solo Boxeo Tecate, and televised on Unimas Network.
The main event will feature the Valley’s own Jose Benavidez, Jr. and Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez in the co-main event. “We have worked hard to put on consistent, high quality shows here in Phoenix. This is our thirteenth consecutive show at Celebrity Theatre, and we’re thrilled to be working with Top Rank Boxing,” said Iron Boy Promotions President Roberto Vargas. We have wanted to have Junior (Benavidez) headline a show of ours for a long time, and we’re excited to work with Top Rank to bring both he and Oscar Valdez to Arizona’s boxing fans.”
Benavidez said, “I’m excited to fight in my hometown, and I’m especially excited about fighting for the NABF Welterweight Youth Title.” The boxing prodigy also said, “It was great that my May fight was broadcast for the fans at home on Solo Boxeo Tecate, and now they’ll get a chance to see me live. We’re expecting a tough fight.”
In that May fight, Benavidez defeated a crafty Angel Hernandez by unanimous decision. Benavidez displayed his true skill in that fight, sending Hernandez to the canvas three times.
The co-main event will be an exciting bout for boxing fans to witness live, Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico will be defending his NABF Super Lightweight Title.
For Valdez, this will be his first fight in Phoenix, but he is no stranger in town, he often trains in the Valley and has a huge amount of fans here. Valdez said, “I’m excited to be fighting in Arizona, so close to my hometown of Nogales. I want to give the fans a great show and I’m pumped about showing everyone why I’m tomorrow’s next big star.” The humble Valdez is considered as one of the best prospects in the world.
The card will also feature Francisco De Vaca, a bantamweight sensation trained by Roberto Alcazar, the former trainer of Oscar De La Hoya. The action will continue as Alexis Zazueta looks to keep his record perfect, the flyweight southpaw was recently signed by mega-manager, Cameron Dunkin.
Tickets for the show can be purchased at www.iron-boy.com, or at the Celebrity Theatre. Doors open at 5 p.m. on July 26, first bell is at 6 p.m.