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Soto Karass & Benavidez Headline Firepower II

Soto Karass & Benavidez Headline Firepower II

05/30/2012

GREAT BOXING RETURNS: JESUS SOTO KARASS AND JOSE BENAVIDEZ JR TO STAR IN FIREPOWER II

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 10, 2012) - Worthy of its name, FIREPOWER II will make an explosion over Tucson's desert sky later this month, when it loads 8 fights into the boxing ring of CASINO DEL SOL RESORT, southern Arizona's premier resort and casino.

Showdown Promotions, in association with Top Rank Inc, is thrilled to announce its next fight card televised by TV AZTECA.  The event will be taking place at the Casino Del Sol AVA Amptheatre Saturday, May 26th, and will feature in its main event, Mexican strongman Jesus Soto Karass (24-7, 16 KOs) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa. The always crowd pleasing fighter be facing 10-1-1 Said "The Messenger" El Harrak.

Benavidez Jr. (right)/Photo: Chris Farina

Supporting Soto Karass will be undefeated and highly ranked prospect, Hanzel "El Tornadito" Martinez (17-0, 14 KOs). The brother-in-law of the former three- time world champion, Antonio Margarito, will be taking the next step in his career, inching closer to what every fighter strives for, becoming a world champion.  But first, El Tornadito will have to face an experienced and tough German Cruz (21-6-1; 16 KOs). Martinez and German will be fighting for one of the WBC's regional titles. 

And putting an exclamation point to this huge boxing card will be the much-anticipated return of Jose Benavidez Jr. (14-0, 12 KOs). Jose is returning to the ring after a six month layoff due to a hand injury that needed surgery. Jose is excited to show the boxing world that he is back!

Also on the card will be undefeated Arizona fighters, Abel Ramos (3-0, 2 KOs) from Case Grande and Andrew "Hurricane" Hernandez (3-0-1) from Phoenix.

Doors to the AVA AMPHITHEATER at CASINO DEL SOL RESORT will open at 5:30 PM, with first bell scheduled to ring at 6:00.

TICKETS AVAILABLE at www.casinodelsol.com.

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