Las Vegas, NV, December 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Long considered the Boxing Capital of the World, Las Vegas for decades has had regular boxing programs where the young boxers of the USA would come and develop into Olympians and professional champions. Eventually these club fight venues ceased to exist, with the Silver Slipper closing the last venue in 1991.
Now, through USA Boxing promoter Jose Baneles, and professional boxing promoter Sterling McPherson, the Italian American Club in Las Vegas is the new home of regularly scheduled boxing.
The first event took place in spectacular fashion on November 26 when 11 winners had their hands raised in a USA Boxing event. Included in this group were three world class candidates- Hawaii's 148 lb Thomas Buswell, Los Angeles' 163 lb Maricela Cornejo, and North Las Vegas' 148 lb. Yul Abragan.
All three of these budding superstars will return to the ring in the Saturday, December 17th 2:30pm event at the Italian American Club.
Buswell won the fighter of the day on November 26, while Abragan was the winner over Kevin Johnson in the bout of the day. Cornejo smashed her opponent into an early defeat in the most decisive of the matches on the November card.
"The regular fights at the Italian American Club in Las Vegas are very important to give young amateur and professional boxers the chance to develop into top fighters," explained Las Vegas Boxing Promoter Sterling McPherson. McPherson knows this from first hand experience as he was undefeated in all of his Las Vegas fights at the Silver Slipper and Caesars Palace in the 1980's, before becoming a promoter.
The TVS Television Network televises all of these fights on their TVS Boxing.Net IPTV channel as well as on Fox Sports West, and a network of broadcast TV stations across the USA. TVS Boxing.Net is one of 48 IPTV channels on the TV4U.Com free internet TV network.
The monthly USA Boxing was the brainchild of Italian American Club President Angelo Cassaro, a former USA Boxing judge, and Charry Kennedy, CEO of TV4U. Kennedy had staged dozens of fights while Entertainment Director at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, and then Caesars Palace. Over the years, the Italian American Club has hosted boxing matches but none in the past decade.
"We are having a new beginning at the Italian American Club," Cassaro explained. "We have a new, world class chef in Franco Spinelli, and we wanted to bring back the vintage sports and entertainment that have been important to the IAC since it was founded in 1960. We are, in fact, the oldest and best Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas and we thought these types of events would give old and new friends a chance to come to the IAC when they are in Las Vegas."
The December 17th bout card will be increased from 11 to 20 bouts, and another sell out crowd is expected.
"The great thing about boxing at the Italian American Club is that you would think you were back at the Silver Slipper," concluded Sterling McPherson. "It looks exactly the same, even to having the stage with the VIP seat section."
The TVS Television Network, TV4U.Com, and TVS Boxing.Net are all owned by Margate Entertainment LLC, a Henderson, Nevada based independent audio, video, and text content provider.