Quezada Steps In For Gavern
To Face Mollo On Jan. 29
Former WBC Caribbean champion, Manuel Quezada will attempt
to win back that crown when he takes on Mike Mollo in the
twelve round main event on Saturday night, January 29th at
the beautiful Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
Quezada was summoned for the fight after the man who
defeated him; Jason Gavern had to pull out due to an injury.
Quezada of Wasco, California has a record of 29-6 with
Quezada went 11-4 in his first fifteen bouts before
embarking on a eighteen fight win streak with some
impressive wins over the likes of Eric Boose (7-0-1); Gary
He won the WBC Heavyweight title with a second round
knockout over Rick Dyer (13-1) and the continued with
signature wins over Teke Orih (14-1-1); a stunning first
round knockout over Travis Walker (31-2-1) and a unanimous
decision over Nicolai Firtha (16-6-1).
In his last bout, Quezada put up a gallant effort before
dropping a twelve round unanimous decision to former world
title challenger Chris Arreola (28-2) on August 13th.
Mollo is one of the toughest customers in the Heavyweight
division as the Chicago native has a record of 20-3-1 with
Mollo began his career with fifteen straight wins which
included victories over a pair of undefeated foes and also
won the WBO Latin Heavyweight title with a sixth round
knockout over Rogerio Lobo (36-13).
Mollo then stopped up the competition and was stopped in
four rounds by former world title challenger DaVarryl
Mollo went on to win four straight that included a win over
the man who retired Mike Tyson, Kevin McBride (34-4-1)
Mollo was all over McBride as he scored a knockdown in round
one and dropped him two more times in round two before the
fight was stopped.
Mollo also defeated Art Binkowski (16-1) in two rounds in a
battle of two Chicago based heavyweights that took place
just outside the City limits and was a much anticipated turf
Mollo then took on multiple time world title challenger
Andre Golota (40-6-1) as part of the Roy Jones – Felix
Trinidad undercard at Madison Square Garden.
The battle was a tremendous action fight where Mollo fought
very hard and was praied for his toughness as he took many
big shots before dropping a unanimous decision.
Unfortunately, Mollo was stopped in two rounds by multiple
time world title challenger Jameel McCline (38-9-3) in
Mollo came back score an eight round unanimous decision over
Billy Zimbrun and in his last bout, Mollo fought to an eight
round draw with Gary Gomez on August 6 in Chicago.
In the co-feature, Isaac Rodriguez (17-1, 13 KO’s) of West
Berlin, NJ via Brazil will look to get back in the win
column after his pro defeat will take on upset minded
Russell Jordan (15-8, 10 KO’s) of Rochester, NY in a
Middleweight bout scheduled for eight rounds
A full undercard has been assembled as exciting female Super
Featherweight scheduled for six rounds, Amanda Serrano
(7-0-1, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, New York will rematch Ela Nunez
(9-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Jamestown, NY.
The two fought a toe to toe slugfest on November 20, 2009
that ended in a draw.
In a six round Welterweight bout, Kenny Abril (11-3-1, 6
KO’s) of Rochester, NY will take on Stephen Scott (5-2) of
Albany, New York.
Ibaheim King (7-5, 2 KO’s) of West Palm Beach, Florida will
take on Philadelphia Latif Mundy (9-2, 4 KO’s) in a
Middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds.
Also seeing action will be Super Middleweight Andy Mejias
(8-0, 4 KO’s) of Utica, NY in a six round bout against an
opponent to be named.
Derrick Evans of Utica, NY will be making his pro debut in a
four round bout in a Light Heavyweight bout against Steve
Tyner (1-1-1) of Albany, NY.
Tickets for this championship night of boxing are priced at
just $60; $45 and $ 35 and be purchased the Showroom Box
Office by calling (1 800 833 SHOW) or at all Ticketmaster
outlets by calling (315 472 0700)
The Turning Stone Casino and Resort is located at:
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478