Sampson Boxing Returns To Home Country
Of Uruguay For World-Class Boxing At
Centro De Convenciones In Punta Del Este
On Saturday, May 13, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson
Boxing, will present a night of world-class boxing,
featuring several undefeated fighters risking their perfect
records, at the Centro de Convenciones in Punta del Este, in
his home country of Uruguay.
After the event's weigh-in the night before, on Friday, May
12, Lewkowicz is also putting on a pair of very special
seminars for South American officials and trainers.
Fighting in the May 13 10-round main event will be WBC
#14-rated welterweight Cesar Miguel "La Joya" Barrionuevo
(31-3-2, 21 KOs) of Catamarca, Argentina, taking on Oscar
"El Estudiante" Meza (28-7, 23 KOs) of Sinaloa, México for
the WBC Latino Welterweight Championship.
Barrionuevo knocked out Panama's Azael Cosio in five rounds
last year, as part of the WBC's aborted welterweight
tournament. He was supposed to move on to face then
undefeated Sammy Vasquez, however Vasquez elected instead to
Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz and lost a unanimous
decision. Despite the setback, Barrionuevo is still in line
for an eventual elimination fight, or even a world title
shot. While he waits, he is engaging in this intriguing
title fight against the well-respected Meza.
In the eight-round co-main event, undefeated super
featherweight Sergio "El Pamperito" Sain (12-0, 9 KOs) of La
Pampa, Argentina will face also undefeated Matias Romero
(13-0, 6 KOs) of Córdoba, Argentina.
In the main supporting bout, super bantamweight Eduardo "El
Zurdito" Ramirez (19-0-2, 7 KOs) of Sinaloa, México, will
face Alan Luques "El Lumbriz" Castillo (20-6, 9 KOs) of
Córdoba, Argentina over eight rounds.
Also on the undercard is a six-round "all undefeated, all
Argentina" battle between former Olympian and heavily
decorated amateur Alberto "Beto" Palmetta (3-0, 1 KO) of
Buenos Aires and Octavio Ezequiel "Dinamita" Segundo (6-0, 2
KOs) of Salta, Argentina.
In a six-round super featherweight brawl, Martin "El Guapo"
Matamala (9-2, 2 KOs) of Neuquen, Argentina, will have his
hands full against undefeated Abraham Nova
(5-0, 4 KOs) of Braintree, Massachusetts, via Puerto Rico.
Also scheduled to appear is undefeated super welterweight
Andres Vera (2-0, 2 KOs) of Uruguay against an opponent TBA.
The event will be televised in Uruguay on VTV, and in
Argentina and around the world on TyC Sports.
The night before the fights, in the luxury Centro de
Convenciones (one of the most modernized venues in all south
America) Lewkowicz will host two simultaneous seminars
featuring well-known boxing figures.
World-famous referee Steve Smoger will conduct one of the
seminars for boxing officials throughout the country, as
well as in Argentina and Brazil. At the same time,
world-class trainer Hector Bermudez will be teaching South
American trainers about proper hand-wrapping and cut
Lewkowicz, the only world-class promoter ever to come from
Uruguay, says he's excited about the Centro de Convenciones'
involvement in boxing and about the event itself.
"I expect this world-class facility to become the mecca of
boxing in South America," said Lewkowicz. "This is a
tremendous show to be putting on at this wonderful location
and I hope they will continue for a very long time. Every
fight is very competitive and will be very entertaining."