‘El Lobito’ Will Make Warriors Debut on Blockbuster April 24 Event at UIC Pavilion
Warriors Boxing’s newest exclusive promotional signee, Mexican-born, Chicago-based super lightweight Ramiro “El Lobito” Carrillo, will make his first appearance under his new promotional banner on the Friday, April 24, Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) “Dirrell vs. Jack” event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
Carillo (7-0, 4 KOs) will be part of a jam-packed undercard in support of the Spike TV-broadcast Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) vs. Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 12 KOs) 12-round super middleweight main event.
In the night’s first televised bout, Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) will face top contender Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs) in a 12-round middleweight bout.
Tickets for the event, which is co-promoted by Warriors Boxing and Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $151, $101, $51, and $31, not including applicable service charges, and are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or UIC Pavilion Box Office at (312) 413-5740. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the UIC Pavilion Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).
The televised action on Spike TV begins at 9 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT (delayed on the west coast).
Before getting off to an undefeated professional career, 24-year-old Carrillo was a heavily decorated amateur, going 215-14. He was a four-time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion and a two-time National Silver Gloves Champion. He won the National Blue and Gold Tournament and was the runner up in the Mexican Olympic Trials.
Nicknamed “El Lobito”, meaning little wolf, Carrillo is an aggressive boxer/brawler who loves to go to the body. So much so that a high percentage of his professional knockouts have come from body shots.
Carrillo is co-trained by his father Antonio and former world champion David Diaz and managed by Ernesto Pedroza.
“I am very proud to be signing with Warriors,” said Carrillo. “All of the pieces are in place for me now. I have a strong team to help me reach my dreams of winning the world championship. All I have to do is train hard and win.”
“Ramiro makes an excellent addition to our roster,” said Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. “He is an outstanding young fighter with a bright future. We will be looking to provide him with every opportunity he deserves in boxing. I love that he has the rare gift of being a debilitating body puncher in an age where so few fighters pay attention to the lost art.”
“We are all very excited about this opportunity,” said Ernesto Pedroza. “Ramiro is extremely serious about his career and works very hard. From what I see, competition wise, we feel that signing with Warriors will provide him with the platform to become a world champion soon.”
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Tony Luis to Face Derry Matthews for World Championship this Saturday in England; Ismael Barroso now Fighting Ira Terry on CBS in Hinckley, MN This Friday
Lack of time to obtain proper visas has forced the necessity for two of Greg Cohen Promotions’ (GCP) fighters to switch places on short notice for this weekend.
On Saturday, April 18, Cornwall, Ontario’s Tony “Lightning” Luis (19-2, 7 KOs) will now face UK veteran Derry Matthews (37-9-2, 20 KOs) for the Interim WBA Lightweight Championship at the Echo Arena in Matthews’ hometown of Liverpool, England, as the main event of a night of boxing presented by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.
Luis was originally scheduled to face Memphis, Tennessee, veteran Ira Terry (26-13, 16 KOs) in the televised co-feature of the “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” event, presented by Greg Cohen Promotions in association with Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card Promotions and produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions onFriday, April 17, from the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota.
Unbeaten Venezuelan slugger Ismael Barroso (17-0-2, 16 KOs), who was originally scheduled to face Matthews, was unable to obtain the proper visas in time to fight on such short notice in England. He will now take Luis’ place in Hinckley and will take on Terry in an eight-round attraction this Friday.
Joining “The Ghost” will be his wife, Casey Guerrero, who is a cancer survivor and a recipient of a bone marrow transplant from the BeTheMatch.org registry (National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). Together they will inspire everyone on campus and help students register while relaying the important message of being a donor.
“What an honor to be invited to this great event put on by Arkansas Tech University and BeTheMatch.org,” said Robert Guerrero. “Casey and I are going to do our part to help register as many people as possible. I really believe we are going to break the records. Many lives will be saved and that brings me great pleasure. I’m super motivated and can’t wait to get on campus and go to work.”
Dr. Jason Warnick, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Julie Mikles-Schluterman, associate professor of sociology, are spearheading the drive at Arkansas Tech.
“Registering with Be The Match is a quick and painless experience,” said Dr. Jason Warnick. “There is a small amount of paperwork to complete, a cheek swab and then you are done. In all, the process takes about 10 minutes. It is amazing to think that such a small investment of time and effort on our part could lead to saving the life of another human being.”
The first 3,000 individuals who register with Be The Match during the 24-hour drive at Arkansas Tech will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of the Arkansas Tech Student Government Association.
Be The Match registry drives focus on individuals age 18-44 due to medical research that indicates that age group is most likely to provide a successful bone marrow transplant. Be The Match registration is free for individuals age 18-44.
Individuals age 45-60 may register with Be The Match at www.bethematch.org with a donation of $100.
About Be The Match
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
Tuesday, April 14
9 p.m. – Kickoff Celebration, Baswell Techionery
10 p.m.-Midnight – Black Light Party, Young Ballroom
Wednesday, April 15
Midnight-2 a.m. – Midnight Pancakes, Baswell Techionery
2 a.m. – Movie Under the Stars, Crabaugh Lawn
3 a.m. – Donuts With Mayor Randy Horton, Young Ballroom
4-6 a.m. – Game Show Hosted by Thomas Pennington, Young Ballroom
6 a.m. – Bootcamp With Cora of Forca Martial Arts, Hindsman Tower
7 a.m. – Yoga / Breakfast To Go, Hindsman Tower (please bring your mat if you have one)
8 a.m. – Veterans Appreciation / Breakfast To Go, Baswell Techionery Patio
9 a.m.-Noon – Ag Department “Hump Day” Camel Photos, Hindsman Tower
9 a.m. – Boxer Robert Guerrero Speaks About Be The Match, Baswell Techionery
10 a.m. – Presidential Selfies With Dr. Robin E. Bowen, Baswell Techionery Patio
11 a.m. – Robert Guerrero Autographs and Photos, Baswell Techionery Patio
Noon – Inferfaith Lunch, Hindsman Tower
Noon – Roundtable Discussion with Casey and Robert Guerrero, Hindsman Tower
1-3 p.m. – Alumni Hours / Acoustic Music, Baswell Techionery Patio
3 p.m. – Pie A Professor / Resident Director, Hindsman Tower
4 p.m. – Photos With Jerry the Bulldog, Baswell Techionery Patio
5-7 p.m. – BBQ Feast, Hindsman Tower
7 p.m. – Concert with Some Guy Named Robb, Baswell Techionery
8 p.m. – Countdown Party With D.J., Young Ballroom
9 p.m. – Drive Completion Celebration, Young Ballroom