The latest installment of ARES Promotions “Fight Night” series takes place tomorrow (April 15). It’s going to be another great night of boxing headlined by Emmanuel Lucero taking on Carlos Rivera in a super featherweight bout for the vacant NYS super featherweight title.
Lucero may not be known to many, but he has been in the ring with some of todays best fighters, including Jason Litzau, Rocky Juarez, former champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, and the current universally recognized #1 P4P fighter in the world Manny Pacquiao.
The co-feature of the night presents the third fight between Jaci Trivilino and Nydia Feliciano. The pair’s first two contests both ended in a draw. That alone shows how these two women fit in the ring together. It should be another hard fought and entertaining bout. They will once again be vying for the vacant NYS women’s featherweight title.
Sarah “The Knockout” Kuhn will also be in action in her fourth professional fight against Honolulu, Hawaii’s Kuulei Kupihea. It’s a step up in competition for Kuhn going against Kupihea who lost her first pro fight, but has since reeled off five in a row. I know little about Kupihea, but I was present for Kuhn’s first pro fight when she beat on Natoya Ervin for two and a half rounds before the ref stopped the fight in round 3. “The Knockout” needs to be careful against Kupihea who is a southpaw and is Kuhn’s first opponent with a winning record.
The card in its entirety looks like this…
NYS super featherweight title match
Emmanuel Lucero (25-6-1, 14 KO’s) vs. Carlos Rivera (16-8-2, 5 KO’s) – 8 rounds
NYS women’s featherweight title match
Jaci Trivilino (6-2-2, 1 KO) vs. Nydia Feliciano (2-2-3) – 8 rounds
Sarah Kuhn (3-0, 1 KO) vs. Kuulei Kupihea (5-1, 1 KO) – 6 rounds, welterweights
Shawn Miller (4-1, 3 KO’s) vs. Gerard Taylor (4-1-1, 2 KO’s) – 4 rounds, light heavyweights
Detroy Jones (4-0-1, 2 KO’s) vs. K.C. Cunningham (0-4-0) – 4 rounds, heavyweights
Joe Yerdon (2-2-2) vs. Jose Angel Ortiz (3-6-1), 4 rounds, super welterweights
Llyas Aksabaev (1-0-1) vs. Marcus Hall (4-3-1, 2 KO’s), 4 rounds, welterweights
When: April 15, 2011 (doors open @ 6pm, first fight @ 7pm)
Where: HVCC, McDonough Field House, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY (map)
Tickets: starting at $30 (go to www.arespromotions.com or take your chance at the door!)