REY BELTRAN JR. vs. CARLOS VINAN
Woodland Hills, California – Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing return to the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California for the 3rd installment of WARNER CENTER WAR on Friday, March 4, 2011. Known for some of the best and most even matched shows in Southern California, WARNER CENTER WAR III should not disappoint with a 12 Round Main Event for the vacant USBA Lightweight Championship between Ray Beltran Jr. (23-4, 15 KOs) and Carlos Vinan (10-8-2, 2 KOs).
Both main event participants are coming off huge upset knockouts of favored opponents in 2010. Vinan, from Newark, New Jersey by way of Ecuador, shocked the 2nd ranked lightweight in the world, Anthony Mezaache with an 8th round knockout last July in Atlantic City. Mezaache was undefeated in his previous 11 fights and held the European Lightweight Title prior to meeting Vinan in what was thought to be a showcase bout for the Frenchman. But as he has done many times in a career that has become one of the most underrated and underappreciated in boxing, Vinan pulled the upset of the clearly favored ranked fighter. Vinan comes into the bout as the IBF’s #15 ranked fighter in the world.
Beltran, from Los Angeles, California by way of Mexico, went up north to Seattle in his last bout and shocked heralded David Torres (21-1) in front of his hometown fans. The upset victory earned Beltran a Top 15 ranking in the NABO and USBA. After world ranked fighters, Vicente Escobedo and John Molina pulled out of scheduled title bouts with the dangerous Beltran, an exciting bout was made to fight Vinan for the vacant USBA Lightweight title. Beltran trains out of Wildcard Boxing Club under the tutelage of Freddie Roach and former Olympian Pepe Reilly, and is a regular sparring partner for Manny Pacquaio and Amir Khan.
WCW III at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills will also feature a stacked undercard of highly regarded and ranked local fighters including Buena Park’s Javier Gallo (16-3), Van Nuys’ Deon Elam (12-1), Oxnard’s Hugo Centeno (5-0), and West Hollywood’s Anatoliy Dudchenko (10-2). Foreign fighters Andrey Fedosov (21-2) and Manuel Leyva (18-1) will round out one of best boxing cards to ever come to the San Fernando Valley.
Tickets to WARNER CENTER WAR 3 can be purchased online by going to www.warnercenterwar.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. WARNER CENTER WAR 3 takes place on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Grand Ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout is at 7:30 pm.