NEW YEAR’S COUNTDOWN OFFICIALLY BEGINS FRIDAY
WITH KICKOFF PRESSER AT THE HILTON ANAHEIM
IBF Light Heavyweight Champ Tavoris Cloud Risks Title Against Zsolt Erdei,
and WBA Super Bantamweight Champ Rico Ramos Defends His Title
against Two-Time Gold Medalist, Guillermo Rigondeaux
On Saturday, Dec. 31, from Anaheim Convention Center
Don King, Promoter, Don King Productions
Dan Goossen, Promoter, Goossen Tutor Promotions
Rico Ramos, WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
Guillermo Rigondeaux, 2 Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Kickoff press conference for the event that will ring in the New Year on December 31, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing Doubleheader, which is co-promoted by Don King and Dan Goossen in association with DiBella Entertainment features four elite fighters with an incredible combined record of 84-0, with 54 KOs.
Tavoris Cloud (23-0, 19 KOs) of Tallahassee, FL puts his IBF light heavyweight championship on the line agains Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) of Budapest, Hungary. After defending his (now vacated) WBO Light Heavyweight title 11 times, Erdei moved up to cruiserweight and won the WBC championship, and has since returned to 175 pounds, where he will now fight for another title.
In the other bout of the championship doubleheader, WBA super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 8 KOs) of Whittier, CA will look to make the first defense of his title against Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs), who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.