World-rated lightweight Jorge “The Truth” Teron has been added to the third annual “Holiday Hits” pro boxing show, promoted by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, December 4 at the famed Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, New York.
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nagy “Dominican Dynamite” Aguilera, 10-0 (6), fighting out of Newburgh, NY, headlines for the first time in the eight round main event against 35-fight veteran Earl “Chocolate Drop” Ladson.
Teron, 22-0-1 (15), the reigning NABO title-holder, was supposed to fight November 21 on the cancelled “The Grande Event” card against Aldo “El Pato” Valtierra, 24-10 (13). They will now fight in a 10-round Special Lightweight Attraction on “Holiday Hits.”
“Cedric Kushner felt bad that his show was cancelled and he worked hard to get as many fighters back in action as soon as possible,” Duffy said. “Thanks to the New York State Athletic Commission that allowed us to extend our show, we were able to add two made fights and two others fighters who were supposed to fight on Ced’s show.
"It wasn’t fair to these kids who worked so hard for weeks, especially with the holidays coming up, and we’re happy to say some of them will still be getting a payday. It’s going to be a long night but boxing fans are really going to enjoy it.”
Teron, fighting out of the Bronx, is trained by former Olympic gold medalist and world champion, Mark Breland. The Puerto Rican-American Teron is rated as high as No. 4 by the WBO, as well as No. 13 by the WBA and No. 19 by the WBC. Mexican warrior Valtierra is a former WBA Fedecentro and WBC FECARBOX Central American super featherweight title-holder.
“What happened was unfortunate but I’m happy Bob Duffy came through for us,” Teron said. “It just gave me two more weeks to prepare, no big deal, but now I’ll have to be careful how much I eat on Thanksgiving. I’m just happy to be fighting. Unlike most Mexican fighters, Valtierra doesn’t really come forward. He’s more of a boxer. I may have to come forward more than I usually do, but we’ve been working on that and other things for this fight.
"He’s only been knocked out once in 34 pro fights. I’m ready for a long fight. I don’t look past any fight because every fight is the most important of my career. All I can do as a fighter is get ready to fight even though my next fight could be a real big one.
IBF Continental Africa cruiserweight champion Jaffa “African Assassin” Ballogou (46-6-1, 40 KOs), fighting out of New York City by way of Togo, takes on former New York State cruiserweight title-holder Daniel Judah (22-3-3, 10 KOs) in the 12-round co-feature for the vacant IBF International light heavyweight title.
Ghana-native Ossie Duran (23-6-2, 9 KOs), now living in New Jersey, will be in action against Jerome “Boomer” Ellis (11-9-2, 10 KOs) in an 8-round bout. Popular middleweight George “Blaze” Walton (18-3, 12 KOs), of Harlem, faces Clarence “Sonny Bono” Taylor (13-18-3, 6 KOs) in a 6-rounder.
Dublin super featherweight Eddie “Pride of Tallaght” Hyland (10-1, 3 KOs) makes his New York City debut versus Gustavo Dailey (2-3) in another 6-round bout.
Also on the undercard in separate 4-round bouts is highly-touted Brooklyn light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (2-0, 2 KOs), three-time National Golden Gloves champion vs. Amador Acevedo (2-4, 2KOs), Queens cruiserweight (by way of Egypt) Amhed “Prince of Egypt” Samir (4-0, 0 KOs) meets the Bronx favorite Newton “The Butcher” Kidd (6-7-1, 4 KOs),Lou DiBella-promoted NYC heavyweight Tor Hamer (1-0, 1 KOs) vs. TBA, unbeaten Brooklyn light middleweight Martin Wright (7-0-2, 3 KOs) vs. TBA.
Brooklyn welterweight Luis “El Mero Mero” Ruiz (3-0, 1 KO) vs. TBA, Queens light middleweight (by way of Cyprus) Lambrose “Lionheart” Karaolides (1-0, 1 KO) vs. TBA, Howard Beach light welterweight Anthony Accardi (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Rafael Luna (1-6), pro debuting Bronx super flyweight Emmanuel Gonzalez vs. Jean Ramos (0-2), Brooklyn light middleweight (by way of France) Roman Oliveri vs. Eluid Torres (0-0-1). All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $150.00 (Golden Ringside), $100.00 (Ringside) and $50.00 (General Admission), are on sale and available to purchase at the Roseland Ballroom, going to www.ringpromotions.com or calling 516.313.2304. Doors open at 6:00 PM, first bout at 6:30 PM.