(July 31, 2023) – ProBox TV’s Wednesday Night Fights is back again next week hot off the heels from the barnburner we saw between Orlando Gonzalez and Ramiro Cesena in Kissimmee, Florida.
The popular midweek boxing series heads back to Plant City, Florida with Otar Eranosyan and Roger Gutierrez colliding in a WBA super featherweight world title eliminator in the evening’s 12 round main event.
Eranosyan (13-0, 6 KOs) comes off back-to-back victories on the network defeating Cesar Juarez and, most recently, Edy Valencia Mercado leading to the Georgian’s lofty position in the WBA rankings.
Gutierrez (27-4-1, 21 KOs) comes off a knockout win over Henry Delgado in his native Venezuela in March having previously lost his WBA super featherweight world title to now champion, Hector Luis Garcia. He ripped the title from Rene Alvarado in a unanimous decision victory over two years ago. He would go on to achieve the same result in the rematch seven months later.
“Our last event in Kissimmee was a great example of what ProBox TV plans to bring to boxing fans.” ProBox TV Executive Director Chris Glover said. “Obviously we have missed the target a little over the last few months in terms of what we believe Wednesday Night Fights is really capable of, but we made some adjustments and we are in a good place to deliver for our viewers. Hats off to Orlando and Ramiro, they really gave it everything. I actually thought Cesena did enough to win, but it was a great fight.
“We have Otar back on the channel next week in a WBA world title eliminator against a former world champion. The winner has a chance to fight for a world title where the champion is beatable. It puts a lot on the line for both fighters which should produce another great fight for the network.”
The night’s chief support will see Venezuela’s Cristian Baez (19-2, 17 KOs) take on Armenia’s Petros Ananyan (17-3-2, 8 KOs) in a 10 round contest at super lightweight.