Uprising Promotions Fighters Angel Luna and Wesley Ferrer Being Showcased on Card
This Friday night at the Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City, Queens, Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions, in association with Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, will be returning to action with a loaded card of top prospects. Leading the way on the show will be undefeated Uprising Promotions stablemates Angel “El Gato” Luna (9-0, 6 KOs) and Wesley “El Bongocero” Ferrer (5-0, 4 KOs), who will be looking to better their perfect professional records.
“We are happy to be back in Long Island City, Queens,” Uprising Promotions President Ronson Frank remarked. “The Five Star Banquet Hall is a familiar spot and a familiar location. We always have a great crowd and a great atmosphere there. We were fortunate to put together a really strong lineup with some young upcoming fighters who look to take the next step in their careers. I am expecting a great night of boxing on Friday night. This venue is always live and full of energy. It’s fun to watch these fighters, especially our guys Angel and Wesley, taking another step towards their ultimate goal of a world title.”
Luna returns to the ring on Friday night for the first time since a second round TKO of Joey Arroyo at the Five Star Banquet Hall in May, a bout that marked his American debut under the Uprising Promotions banner. Standing opposite him this Friday evening will be battle-tested Victor Serrano (4-7, 1 KO), a gritty Mexican super featherweight who owns a deceiving record. Including the bout with Luna, Serrano has faced nine undefeated fighters in his last 10 fights.
Also back in action this Friday night is Ferrer, who made short work of Shiwone Gortman in his last bout this past September, finishing him with a liver shot in the first round. Trained by his father, Mateo De La Cruz (who also trains Luna), Ferrer had a very accomplished amateur career, winning his first NY Daily News Golden Gloves Championship in 2009 when he was just 17-years-old before turning professional in September of 2013. In five professional contests, the hard-hitting Brooklyn native has stopped four of his opponents in the first round. He finds his latest test this Friday night in the form of Will Walters (2-5, 1 KO), a Sacramento native making his first appearance outside of California.
In addition to those two bouts, this card features an additional set of intriguing match-ups.
In six-round affairs, Brooklyn lightweight Scott Burrell (8-2, 6 KOs) faces tough opposition in Joe Gbolo (3-1-2, 1 KO) of Albany, while New York welterweight Daniel Gonzalez (6-0-1, 3 KOs) put his unbeaten record on the line against gritty Newark resident Malik Jackson (1-3-4). Also slated for action is New York middleweight Orland Ortiz (1-0, 1 KO), who will be facing an opponent to be announced.
In a four-frame bout, popular Brooklyn middleweight Akil Auguste (4-1, 4 KOs) will meet Florida native Marlon Farr (4-7, 0 KOs), who has already fought such prospects as Jesse Hart and Junior Younan during his young career. In a sure-to-entertain four-round scrap, Brooklyn junior welterweights Glenford Nickey (3-1, 1 KO) and Italy Martinez (1-2-1, 1 KO) will face off, while New York bantamweight Jordan Rodriguez will be making his professional debut against Daniel Hernandez (0-1-1).
Five Star Banquet Hall is located at 13-05 43rd Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, New York. Tickets for this card are priced at $60 for general admission and $100 for ringside seating. There is also a table option with dinner, beer/wine and seating with a celebrity fighter. For pricing on those tables, call (516) 451-6773.
Additionally, Uprising Promotions is pleased to announce that a fundraiser will be taking place on Friday night to benefit children with autism, and proceeds from the night will be donated to The School For Language and Communication Development in Glen Cove, New York.
This show is being sponsored by Brooklyn Brothers, Bill4Time, Belaire Rosé Champagne, Alma Restaurant, Charlie’s Auto Collision in Long Island City and Resolution Sports. All bouts are subject to change.
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