Orlando, FL (May 18, 2022) – A plethora of talented young prospects will be featured Saturday, May 21 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL as part of the Bally Sports Presents: Entrobox Championship Boxing undercard.
Lightweight Sean “Untouchable” Mason risks his perfect record against Carlos Matos-Ramirez of Puerto Rico in a six rounder. Fighting out of nearby Altamonte Springs, FL, Mason’s 8-0 with 6 wins by KO. On March 26, Mason entertained his large group of supporters by knocking out Omar Garcia inside of two rounds.
Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (14-1-2, 12 KO’s) of Allentown, PA faces Denver, CO based veteran Juan Santiago (16-18-2, 9 KO’s) in an eight round lightweight contest. Adorno took a serious step up in competition his last two bouts, facing a pair of the 135 pound division’s top up and coming fighters. Adorno scored two knockdowns against Jamaine Ortiz but the fight was ruled a draw and in his most recent bout, he lost a close decision to Michel Rivera.
A 14 year pro, Santiago’s battled the likes of former undisputed lightweight champion Juan Diaz, Marvin Quintero, Vernon Paris, Eloy Perez, Diego Magdaleno and Felix Verdejo among others.
Junior middleweight and hometown favorite Derrick “Diesel” Jackson risks his 7-0 record when he faces once-beaten Jesus Cruz Silva (6-1, 1 KO) in a six round affair.
A Silver Medalist in both the 2018 Youth National Championships and 2018 Junior Olympics, Jackson outpointed Christopher Hatley at the Caribe Royale in February. Fighting out of Monterrey, Mexico, Cruz Silva upset Raul Guerrero Cepeda (6-0) via unanimous decision and is expected to give Jackson a tough test.
2020 Dominican Olympian Alexy De la Cruz (1-0, 1 KO) meets Ralph Carvil in a four round lightweight contest. Born and raised in Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic, De la Cruz won his first match at the Olympics before coming up short against Albert Batyrgaziev, who went on to win gold.
Middleweight Jamar Pemberton of St. Louis, MO makes his pro debut against 19 fight veteran George Sheppard in a four round contest. Pemberton was rated as a top five fighter by USA Boxing during the last seven years of his amateur career and won a silver medal at the 2021 US Boxing Championship.
Redlands, CA’s Elijah “2 Tec” Flores looks to go 3-0 when he meets Kobe Bowen in a welterweight contest scheduled for four rounds. The 18-year-old Flores most recently scored a second round knockout of Ashton Royal in March.
“I’m really excited about the young talented fighters we’ve got on this card,” said Promoter Ron Johnson of American Dream Presents. These fighters come from all across the US and as far as the Dominican Republic. Their collective amateur accolades were exceptional and so far they’ve impressed in the pros. This is a great chance for fight fans to see some of boxing’s future stars.”
The televised portion of the card features Christopher Diaz and Nestor Bravo in separate bouts plus a NABA middleweight title showdown between undefeated Irish sensation Connor Coyle and Antonio Todd.
The Diaz, Bravo and Coyle-Todd bouts air live on Bally Sports Network and the Bally App at 9 PM ET.
Doors open at 5 pm and the opening bout takes place at 6.