JULY 26TH ESPN CO-FEATURE ANNOUNCED
Press Release: The co-feature has been announced for the July 26th show at the Thunder Valley Casino & Resort in Sacramento, California. ESPN2's Friday Night Fights will show the ten-round super featherweight contest between Miguel Gonzalez and Josenilson Dos Santos. Gonzalez of Cleveland, Ohio has a record 21-3 with fifteen knockouts. Dos Santos of Brazil has a glossy record of 26-1 with sixteen knockouts.
The twenty-seven year old Gonzalez has quality wins over Tyrone Harris (24-7) and Humberto Toledo (39-6). He is coming off his best victory to datea unanimous decision over ex-WBA lightweight titlist Miguel Acosta on May 2nd in Corona, California.
Dos Santos holds a twelve-round unanimous decision over Alejandro Ciacia on August 22nd, 2008. Six months later he topped previously undefeated David Pared. Dos Santos has won twelve in a row, including his last bout, a twelve-round unanimous decision over Carlos Ricardo Rodriguez on May 4th in Brazil.
“This will be a great fight. Gonzalez is coming off an impressive win over a former world champion in Acosta. Dos Santos has a great record and I know he is motivated by seeing how impressive his stablemate Patrick Tiexiera was a couple weeks ago on ESPN'” said Banner Promotions CEO Arthur Pelullo.
“Add that to a great main event and we are very excited for the show on July 26th.”