(JUNE 20) Sampson Lewkowicz of
Sampson Boxing and Carlos Gonzalez of Best Boxing will return to
the beautiful Megapolis Convention Center in the Hard Rock Hotel
in Panama City, Panama, on Saturday, August 10, for an elite
boxing event entitled "LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II".
The glitzy night of world-class boxing will feature three
world-championship bouts including the return of superb
Panamanian WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo "Chemito"
Moreno (33-2-1, 12 KOs) making the eleventh defense of his
118-lb belt against Colombian southpaw William Urina (24-2, 20
KOs) in a 12-round battle, future boxing superstar Oscar
Escandon (22-0, 15 KOs) vying for the interim WBA World super
bantamweight championship against Panama's former world champion
Nehomar Cermeno (21-5-1, 13 KOs), as well as Venezuela's WBA
female featherweight Champion Ogleidis Suarez in the first
defense of her title, a rematch against Colombia's Liliana "La
Tigresa" Palmera (21-10-3, 15 KOs).
In female boxing action...
25-year-old Ogleidis Suarez is from Caracas, Venezuela. She won
her title by beating then-undefeated Katy Wilson Castillo in
2011. She has already made two successful defenses of her belt,
including a TKO 7 over next opponent Palmera in 2012. In
addition to being a world champion boxer, the remarkable Suarez
is also a professional glamor model, actress, sports
commentator, television presenter and professional dancer.
31-year-old Liliana Palmera hails from Monteria, Colombia. A
professional boxer since 1999, Palmera has already challenged
for a world titles five separate times at various weights and
always come up short.
LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II will be a follow-up to the promotional
duo's wildly successful debut show at the venue in March.
"We are very happy to returning to such a beautiful place for a
show that will be important around the world," said Lewkowicz. "Chemito
Moreno is the best bantamweight in the world and he is coming
home to fight for the first time in two years. He is a superstar
in his homeland of Panama and I expect this fight to be the most
important place to be in the country on August 10."
27-year-old Anselmo Moreno is a southpaw who stands 5 feet 6
inches. He is from El Martillo, Panama, but currently lives in
San Miguelito. Moreno won the WBA Bantamweight title from the
Ukraine's Wladimir Sidorenko in 2008, becoming Panama's 25th
world champion, and has made 10 successful defenses. This will
be Moreno's first fight since his November 10, 2012, decision
loss (while moving up in weight) against fellow star Abner Mares
for the WBC Super Bantamweight Champion. This marked the second
professional loss in Moreno's career, ending a 10 year unbeaten
27-year-old Urina is a southpaw from Barranquilla, Colombia.
This will be his second world-title challenge. He lost a close,
but unanimous decision to formidable WBO super flyweight
Champion Omar Narvaez in 2011.
28-year-old Colombian Oscar Escandon had over 200 amateur bouts
and proudly represented his homeland in the 2004 Summer Olympics
in Beijing. As a professional, he has already won the WBC Latino
Escandon enjoys tremendous popularity in his hometown, the
Department of Tolima's capital city of Ibague, in the central
region of the Colombian Andes.
33-year-old Nehomar Cermeno was born in Barcelona, Venezuela,
but now resides in Panama City. He is the former Interim WBA
World Bantamweight Champion and even held it for two defenses
before dropping razor-thin split decisions to Anselmo Moreno in
back-to-back All Panama showdowns in 2010.
Undercard match-ups will be announced shortly.
On fight night, the action begins at 6 pm. Tickets are priced at
$100, $200 and $300 and are available from Ticket Plus. The
event will also be televised live by Panama TV Max Channel 9 and
Argentina's TyC Sports. Source/Press Release