Jacobs-Arias Undercard Set For 11/11
The undercard for the Saturday, Nov. 11 showdown between Danie Jacobs and Luis Arias has been set.
The event taking place at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum will feature Jesse Angel Hernandez taking on Glenn Dezurn in the opening contest. Hernandez one of 16 children, nine of them boys who became boxers, with six of them going pro including Jose “El Loco” Hernandez, and Rodrigo Hernandez, Hernandez views this fight against Dezurn as a stepping stone.
Undefeated Connor Benn, son of former middleweight and super middleweight world champion Nigel Benn, will battles Daniel Sostre in a six-round welterweight contest. Benn has fought in some of the biggest venues in the world (O2 and Manchester Arenas), and is looking to make an impression in his United States debut.
“I’m honored to be the first Matchroom UK fighter to box on a show in America and it’s a massive chance for me to make a big impact in front of a new audience. I’m only 20, I love new experiences and I plan on making this a long journey.”
Undefeated New York City police officer Dimash “Lightning” Niyazov will fight in a six-round lightweight bout. Born in Shymkent, Kazakhstan and now residing in Staten Island, NY, Niyazov began boxing at 4 years old, and continued to train when his family moved to the United States when he was 13. Niyazov won the NY Empire State Games and NY Metros as an amateur and joined the NYPD in 2014.
Uzbekistan’s popular 25-year-old four-time amateur national champion, Shohjahon Ergashev will battle Marquis Hawthorne in a six-round welterweight bout. To prepare for his US debut, Ergashev, who has won his last five fights inside of round one, is training at Kronk Gym in Detroit with well-known Javan “Sugar Hill” Steward (nephew of legendary Emmanuel Steward).
Rockvill Centre native, Tommy Rainone will have a six round welterweight rematch with Mexican Fidel Monterrosa-Munoz. The first fight saw Monterrosa-Munoz win by unanimous decision on July 15 of this year.
“I’m Looking forward to this fight and I’m extremely humbled and blessed to get this opportunity for revenge with the same opponent at the same venue under better circumstances then the first time around,” said Rainone. “That loss has haunted me for months and I didn’t know if I would get the chance to make the wrong thing right.”
Another Long Islander, Tyrone James will fight in a six-round welterweight bout. Tyrone’s father, Derrell, was a standout professional football player and his uncle Jerry was a 1988 Golden Gloves champion. Tyrone started boxing at age 10 and went on to have an outstanding amateur career becoming a 5-time Junior Olympic [MG1] champion and Nebraska Golden Glove champion.
“I’m very excited to be fighting so close to home and on such a huge card. As soon as Joe DeGuardia called to offer me the opportunity I jumped at it… I was at the first boxing card in July at the Coliseum and knew I wanted to fight there. It’s a great place for my family and friends to see me in action.”