The Big Rock Out
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 14:05
Written by Boxing News
Thursday, 01 December 2011 13:14
WBF Twin-Bill In Atlanta
On December 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center´s Thomas Murphy Ballroom in Atlanta, Sports Fan Properties, Shea Bailey Promotions and Delgado Boxing Promotions will present two World Boxing Federation (WBF) North American title fights on a card billed as “The Big Rock Out”.
Former World-title-challenger Paul “The Truth” Delgado will take on experienced former Indiana State champion Ruben Galvan for the welterweight version, and Tyrese Hendrix clash with Chris Gray for the Light Welterweight championship.
Only nine months ago Atlanta-native Delgado, 25-11-1 (4), travelled to Slovenia to fight IBF World Champion Jan Zaveck, but returned without the title. He is now starting a new campaign for a second crack at a world crown, and he hopes that beating Galvan for the WBF North American belt will be a nice first step.
A true veteran of the game, Ruben “The Modern Day Warrior” Galvan, 27-19-4 (10), has fought some of the sport’s biggest names. From Jorge Paez to Paul Spadafora, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to Zab Judah, Galvan has shared a ring with them, and as late as this October he proved his durability by going the distance with highly touted undefeated contender Vernon Paris.
“I have been following Galvan over the past few years and I think we will match up well”, said Delgado. “He’s been in the ring with some talented boxers, but our plan is to take him out into the deep waters and see if he’ll be able to survive.”
In the evenings co-main event Tyrese Hendrix, 20-3-1 (9), from nearby Gainesville, will not get an easy night against tough trialhorse Chris Gray, 13-16-1 (1), another visiting fighter who has seen it all and been in with some very prominent names. Gray actually hold wins over highly ranked Carson Jones, and then undefeated prospect Brian Mihtar.
Earlier this year Gray went the distance with Olympic Silver medalist Ricardo Williams Jr, and Hendrix knows he cant take the man from Baton Rouge lightly:
“Gray will be very tough and will be coming to fight. He is known for his chin and we are going to find out just how good it is", said Hendrix.
The show will be completed by no less than ten well-matched undercard fights, and the promoters are expecting a big turn-out for what will be one of the biggest promotions in Atlanta history.