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January 09, 2013


Press Release: The inaugural event of Golden Boy Promotions' new boxing  series at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida is just days away. In addition to the main event between Venezuela's  Johan "El Terrible" Perez and Steve Forbes, this Saturday's Fox Sports Networks and FOX Deportes card will feature an eight-round light heavyweight bout between unbeaten Thomas Williams and Jason Smith as well as a four-round super middleweight fight between 2012 United States Olympian Terrell Gausha and Kenneth Schmitz. 

The Fox Sports Networks and Fox Deportes bilingual simulcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  Tickets are available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000, online at or at the BB&T Center box office. Former world cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield will be in attendance.

Fighting out of Washington, DC, 25-year-old Thomas Williams (11-0, 8 KOs) is currently riding a four-fight knockout streak, with the last one being a fifth-round finish of Ricardo Campillo on December 8th.  

A professional since 2005, Williamson, Kentucky's Jason Smith (8-1, 6 KOs) has a five-fight winning streak that includes four consecutive knockouts.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Cleveland's Terrell Gausha (1-0, 1 KO) went 1-1 as a member of Team USA, finishing off his amateur career with a loss.  Last November,  the 25-year-old made his professional debut with a second-round knockout of Dustin Caplinger. He faces St. Joseph, Missouri's Kenneth Schmitz (2-4, 1 KO).

In the evening's opening fight, also scheduled for four rounds, Fort Lauderdale's own Larry Yanez (3-3-1) faces Miami's John Wampash (1-7-1, 1 KO) in  the lightweight division.

Now making his home in Miami, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist for Cuba Yudel Johnson (12-1, 8 KOs) hopes to bounce back from the first professional loss of his career to Willie Nelson last May when he tackles an opponent to be named in an eight-round junior middleweight fight.

Plus, Hollywood, Florida super middleweight Tracy Rollins (2-0, 1 KO) will take on an opponent to be determined in a four-round fight and Chapel Hill, North Carolina welterweight Willie Jones will see action in a four-round bout against an opponent to be named. 

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