Action packed evening of professional boxing
PROVIDENCE, RI (May 2, 2012) - Jason "Big Six" Estrada (18-4, 5 KOs) looks to continue his rise to the top of the heavyweight division on Friday, June 29th when he takes on Alex Gonzales (20-6, 6 KOs) in the eight round main event of "Take Over," presented by Big Six Entertainment at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.
Jason Estrada looks to build momentum following his devastating 2nd round TKO victory over Dominique Alexander (22-13-1) on March 9th. Coming off of two consecutive knockout wins, Alex Gonzales should be a stiff test for Estrada. Gonzales is a former world title challenger and went the distance with the powerful Calvin Brock (31-2, 23KOs). This will be Estrada's 3rd fight since December as he continues to be active, working his way back up in the world ratings to number 20 in the IBO. Another impressive performance by Estrada should put him in line for a big fight in the near future. Estrada, "I see all these heavyweights out there getting opportunities and getting paid. I just want to let them know that I'm still here. I'm young, I've acquired all types of experience, I'm hungrier than ever, and now I have my promotional company behind me that is keeping me busy. I am now on track to fulfill my destiny and become heavyweight champion of the world."
The co-feature has the return to the ring for Providence's own former world title challenger, Matt "Too Smooth" Godfrey (20-3, 10 KOs). Godfrey is undefeated in his home state and will be fighting in front of his hometown fans for the first time since 2007. Godfrey will be in a six round cruiserweight bout against an opponent TBA.
In a six round light heavyweight special attraction, the hard hitting, crowd pleasing, Brian "The Bull" Barbosa (30-6, 22 KOs) will battle John Johnson (13-2, 10 KOs). Barbosa and Johnson were scheduled to square off on March 9th, but their bout got postponed due to an injury to Johnson the week of the show.
"Take Over" has a stacked undercard featuring some of New England's most exciting fighters in big six round bouts. Providence's female sensation Kali "Mequinanoag" Reis (4-1-1, 2 KOs) will be in a six round bout vs. TBA. Warwick's Keith Kozlin (6-3-1, 4 KOs) will enter in a six round light heavyweight slugfest against Seattle's Adrian Hermann (3-3-1). Johnston's Joe Gardner (8-4-1, 1 KO) will be in a six round middleweight bout vs. TBA. Fall River's fan favorite Dustin Reinhold (5-2, 2 KOs) will be in a six round bout vs. TBA.
Also featured on the undercard, two Cape Cod boxers will see action in separate four round bouts, Barnstable's heavyweight Jesse Barboza (4-1-1, 3 KOs) and Hyannis's light heavyweight Paul Gonsalves (3-2, 3 KOs). Providence's Rameil Shelton will take on Springfield's Jose Angel Ortiz in a four round bout.
Tickets for "Take Over" are priced at $35, $45 and $75. Tickets go on sale Monday May 7th and will be available by calling 401-241-3490 (RI) or 617-312-5059 (MA), online at ticketmaster.com, and at the Rhode Island Convention Center box office.
Doors open at 6pm, first bout scheduled for 7pm.
Contact: Artie DePinho, Big Six Entertainment, 617-312-5059, email@example.com