WBC "Female Fighter of the Year" and current strawweight champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno, 17-1 (5), will be the youngest athlete ever to be inducted into the Wastonville High School Hall of Fame.
For most athletes, it takes decades to be recognized in this realm, however Moreno, a graduate of the class of 2000, did it in 8 years. Carina joins three other athletes who will be inducted, all of whom were students back in the 1960's who did their part as community role models.
The inductees will be honored at two public events on May 16. The Hall of Fame Assembly will be 10:45 a.m. at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts at Watsonville High School. The Evening for the Black and Gold, featuring a ham buffet dinner, will be at 6 p.m. at the Corralitos Community Center. Tickets are $25. For information, call 728-6390, ext. 224, or 728-6390, ext. 1801.
Moreno is scheduled to fight WIBA Flyweight Champion Eileen Olszewski, 5-0-1, for the vacant IFBA International Female Boxing Association light flyweight title, live from the Isleta Resort Casino in Albuquerque, NM on June 13, 2008 on the "Finally" PPV card featuring #1 female welterweight in the world Holly Holm and #1 female middleweight in the world, Mary Jo Sanders.
"Finally" will be available for live viewing on cable and satellite pay-per-view in the United States via iN Demand, TVN and DirecTV and in Canada, via Shaw Communications and StarChoice, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.
For more information visit www.fresquezproductions.com or www.holmvssanders.com.