Top Rank Boxing Top Rank boxing news, event, videos and photo galleries en-us Copyright Top Rank 04-18-2014 21:19:58 60 Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas Orlando, Fla.  -  Orlando Cruz of Puerto Rico returns to the ring to challenge NABO featherweight champion Gamilier Rodriguez on a fight card which will include the undefeated electrifying Puerto Rico Olympian Felix Verdejo at the Bahia Shriners Event Center on Saturday, April 19.

Top Rank and All-Star Boxing made the announcement today.

Cruz, stopped by world champion Orlando Salido in October, said he is anxious to get back into the ring.

"I want to thank Top Rank and All-Star Boxing for this opportunity to redeem myself by getting me this title fight with Rodriguez. By winning this fight, I will be right back on the verge of another world title opportunity and conquer my dream of being a world champion," Cruz said.

The Gamilier vs Rodriguez title fight plus Verdejo, in a six round lightweight bout will be televised on Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas.

Gamilier, from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, has a record of 23-2-3, 16 KOs. He has won 15 fights in a row, unbeaten since 2009. This will be his 4th defense of his NABO featherweight crown.

Cruz has a record of 20-3-1, 10 KOs. He is a former WBO Latin American champion and has fought 11 times with a title on the line.

Gamilier vs Cruz is scheduled for 10 rounds for the NABO crown.

Verdejo is coming off a spectacular knockout win over Juan Santiago in Caguas, Puerto. Verdejo is a rising star with a record of 11-0, 8 KOs. 

A complete fight card will soon be announced.

Tickets are available now at $52.00 ringside and $27 reserved. Please call 407- 660-8822 for ticket information. The Bahia Shriners Event Center is located at 2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando, Fla. 32810.


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Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:00:00 -0500 Marquez vs. Alvarado on HBO Sat, 17 May 2014 22:15:00 -0500 Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas Sat, 17 May 2014 23:00:00 -0500 Vetyeka vs. Donaire on HBO2 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Cotto vs. Martinez on HBO Pay-Per-View HATO REY, PUERTO RICO.  (March 3, 2014) --  Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son SERGIO "Maravilla" MARTÍNEZwill begin their national media tour in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, with a press conference luncheon at Coliseo de Puerto Rico - José Miguel Agrelot (#500 Arterial B St., Hato Rey, P.R. 00918) Next Monday!  March 10.  Martínez and Cotto will host separate interview sessions at 11:00 a.m. ET and 11:30 a.m. ET,respectively.  The news conference will begin at Noon ETfollowed by luncheon for the media. Cotto and Martínez will be talking about their eagerly-anticipated World Middleweight Championship collision which will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden

The press conference will be open to the public.

Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank®, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Maravilla Box, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, the Cotto - Martínez World Middleweight Championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

Cotto (39-4, 31 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, who has sold more tickets to The Garden than any other fighter in this millennium, will attempt to become Puerto Rico’s first four-division world champion while Martínez (51-2-2, 28 KOs), of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, who has never lost a world championship fight, defends the title he first won in 2010.  Both gladiators boast a combined record of 89-6-2 (59 KOs) – a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 66%.

Tickets to the Cotto vs. Martínez world middleweight championship event go on saleWednesday, March 12, at Noon ET / 9:00 A.M. PT.  Priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at

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