UMBERTO SAVIGNE VS. JACKSON JUNIOR IS THIS WEEK'S ESPN CO-FEATURE
Press Reelase: Acquinity Sports hopes light heavyweight Umberto "El Don" Savigne (10-1, 7 KOs) makes a positive impression on this week's ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Savigne, a Cuban now fighting out of Miami, takes on Brazil's Jackson "Demolidor" Junior (14-0, 12 KOs) in the ten-round co-feature on Banner Promotions' card at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Savigne is a two-time Cuban National champion, who won a gold medal at the 1998 World Cup. "A week after my last fight (Nov. 30th)," Savigne said, "I was back in the gym working with my team: German Caidedo, Micky Ward and Claudio Lamont. Our goal is to go far beyond Jackson Junior. We know it's in the gym where we can achieve our goals." The 27-year-old Junior is fighting in the United States for only the second time, having defeated former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig by first-round technical knockout this past January, also at Turning Stone.