Former world title challenger Elvin Ayala has joined forces with Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions in an exclusive promotional agreement, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, its President.
The 27 year old Ayala, carrying a record of 18-3-1 (8), will return to the ring at the inaugural “Fight Night At The Plaza” on Friday January 23 at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
In Ayala’s last bout on March 29, 2008, he battled IBF Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham over twelve hard fought rounds before being stopped in the final stanza in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany .
“Elvin has all the tools to be a world champion and our goal is to get him another shot at the title this year, said Koerner.
"Prior to the fight with Abraham, he had the draw with Sergio Mora, who went on to beat Vernon Forrest, so there’s no question in our mind that he can compete at a world class level. We’re proud to add him to our team at TKO Boxing”.
Ayala fought to a draw with Sergio Mora on October 16, 2007 in a bout broadcast on ESPN from the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.
Details of Ayala’s upcoming bout on January 23 will be announced shortly. He is managed by Alan Haddleman.