Thursday, April 13, 2017

@MainEvents #RisingStarsBoxingSeries returns to @MoheganSun

From L to R: Vaughn Alexander, Sullivan Barrera, Paul Parker & Cassius Chaney
Promoter Main Events' Rising Stars Boxing Series holds its second show at Mohegan Sun
By Alex Pierpaoli
Tomorrow night boxing promoter Main Events returns to Mohegan Sun for the second installment in their Rising Stars Boxing Series in the Uncas Ballroom with the Main Event and co-feature to air live on HBO Latino. Cuban light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera faces Paul Parker in the 10 round main event. Barrera enters the ring for the first time in twenty-seventeen, his last bout was in December when he handed Ukrainian prospect Vyacheslav Shabranskyy his first defeat. Sullivan Barrera is currently ranked fifth in the world at 175lbs by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.  Barrera has fought twice in CT before, he scored knockouts at Foxwoods, once in twenty-fourteen and in twenty-fifteen he ended the career of Jeff Lacy. This will be his first fight at Mohegan Sun.
Paul Parker comes in as a late replacement who is taking a big step up in class against Barrera.
In the co-featured attraction, Vaughn Alexander of Saint Louis, MO, looks for his third victory in a comeback that's been a dozen years in the making. Serving 11 years for armed robbery and assault, Alexander rededicated his life to boxing upon his release and is now 2-0 (1) in his comeback run. He debuted after a stellar amateur career back in twenty-oh-four when he went 5-0 (4) in his first year as a prize-fighter.
Also seeing action on the card are three international prospects, 2 from Kazakhstan and one from Georgia, along with heavyweight Cassius Chaney who fights out of nearby New London, CT.
Tickets are still available for Saturday's card by contacting or Mohegan Sun.

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Light Heavyweight Sullivan Barrera 18-1 (13) meets Paul Parker 8-1 (4) in the 10rd main event. Middleweights Vaughn Alexander 7-0 (5) and Andres Calixto Rey 7-5 (5) rumble in a 10rd bout that opens the HBOLatino telecast at 11pm eastern. Undercard bouts include Super Welterweight Madiyar Ashkeyev 7-0 (3) fighting Shawn Cameron 10-2 (5) in an 8 round bout. Heavyweight Cassius Chaney 9-0 (5) looking for his tenth win versus Juan Goode 8-4 (6). They're boxing six rounds. Undefeated Middleweight Javier Olvera 1-0 (1) of Mexico fights Meiirim Nursultanov 1-0 of Kazakhstan in a 6 round bout. Super Welterweight Enriko Gogokhia 3-0 (1) of Georgia, the country not the state, fights Bryan Goldsby 4-2 in a 6 rounder. Featherweight Kevin Asmat 2-1 (2) will meet Jonathan Ramos 1-2 in a 4 round bout.          

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