DZINZIRUK TO RETURN ON ESPN2 ON JAN. 25
Press Release: On Friday night January 25th, ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights will feature ex-WBO junior middleweight titlist Sergiy Dzinziruk will take on Brian Vera in a twelve-round middleweight bout at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York.
Dzinziruk of the Ukraine by way of Hamburg, Germany is 37-1-1 with 24 KOs. In 2005, he won the WBO 154-pound title via unanimous decision over Daniel Santos and made six successful defenses. On March 12, 2011, he lost to the great Sergio Martinez in a bid for for the world middleweight championship. In his last bout, despite giving up seven pounds in weight to undefeated Jonathan Gonzalez, Dzinziruk boxed his way to a draw.
Vera of Austin, Texas is 21-6 with 12 KOs. The thirty-year old has wins over the likes of Samuel Miller, Max Alexander, Andy Lee, Sebastien DeMers and two victories over former world champion Sergio Mora with the latter coming in his last bout on August 11th.
The ten-round co-feature will pit junior welterweight Tony Luis (15-0) against Miguel Gonzalez (20-3).
The twenty-four year old Luis (15-0, with 7 KOs) of nearby Cornwell, Ontario is coming off a first-round stoppage over Andres Ledesma on September 1st at The Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
Gonzalez of Cleveland, Ohio has a record of 20-3 with 15 KOs and has had solid wins over Tyrone Harris and Humberto Toledo. Gonzalez will be looking to get back in the win column after dropping a ten-round unanimous decision to Michael Dallas on February 17th.
For tickets, call the Turning Stone box office at (315) 361-7469 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com.