Unbeaten Heavyweight Sensation Oleksandr Teslenko to fight in co-feature.
Thousand Palms, CA — WBA-NABA Lightweight Champion, Tony “Lightning” Luis (24-3 8 KO’s), will put his title and five fight win streak on the line on Saturday, October 14th, when he takes on Giovanni “Impacto” Straffon (14-2-1 9 KO’s) of Mexico in a 10-round main event at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
Luis, now ranked 12th in the world by the World Boxing Association, won the title back in June with a dominant victory over previously undefeated Cam O’Connell (15-0 10 KO’s). A win against Straffon, a powerful and talented young boxer with only two defeats in his seven-years as a pro will elevate Luis’s ranking even higher, and place him one step closer to challenging for a World Title.
“I’m excited to defend my belt in my hometown,” Luis said. “Mexican’s are known to be warriors and bring the heat every time. I expect Straffon to be no different. That’s what I like. The biggest winners will be the fans.”
In a highly-anticipated co-feature bout, undefeated Heavyweight prospect and recent Liveco signee, Oleksandr Teslenko (10-0 8 KO’s), has one thing in mind for Cornwall fight fans on October 14th, a crushing knockout victory. Teslenko, born and raised in Chernivtsi, Ukraine (now living in Toronto), was a highly decorated amateur standout with 250 bouts to his credit, winning 224 of them. Regarded by many boxing experts as “the next big thing in boxing,” Teslenko’s ring generalship, speed and power create fireworks in the ring. His opponent will be announced shortly.
The October 14th show will also feature an array of talent on the undercard, with undefeated Akwesasne native Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux (4-0 2 KO’s) looking to keep his perfect professional record intact in a 4-round Middleweight bout and fan favorite Daniel “El Pantera” Andujo of California in a 4-round Super Flyweight contest. Additional bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.
For the first time in Cornwall, Liveco Boxing is now offering distinct ticketing options for fans looking for the “Ultimate VIP Event Experience.” VIP Tables for ten people will adorn the arena floor and include a complimentary 3-course catered meal, two bottles of wine, autographed fight posters, event t-shirts, and table service. VIP Tables are available now by visiting www.livecoboxing.com. For more information on VIP Tables please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the live event are priced at $65, $45, $35 and $20 and go on sale Wednesday, August 23rd at the Cornwall Civic Complex Box-Office, online at www.admission.com, or by phone at (613) 938-9400.