Future super middleweight world champion Roberto Jose Acevedo has been added to the undercard of the already stacked “Superbrawls” boxing event on Friday, February 3, at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Acevedo (2-0, 1 KO) will appear on the undercard in support of the 10-round light heavyweight main event between Colombian powerhouse Edison “Pantera” Miranda and South Africa’s WBC #6, WBA #13, and WBO #14-rated Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba.
Tickets for “Super Brawls” are priced at $25 and $50 and are available at Ticketmaster, any Texas Station rewards center or at Stationcasinos.com/concerts. A few VIP seats are available at a price of $100. Please call (954) 985-1155.
Also slated for that night is a rare battle of up-and-coming undefeated prospects between Hylon Williams Jr. (15-0, 3 KOs) of Las Vegas and Cuban power-punching sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (14-0, 11 KOs) in the eight-round lightweight co-main event, and a heavyweight showdown between 2005 and 2006 Russian super heavyweight amateur champion Magomed Abdusalamov (12-0, 12 KOs) and Cuba’s Pedro Rodriguez (8-0, 6 KOs).
Before getting off to his undefeated start as a professional, Acevedo was a superb amateur boxer, who went 50-1, 20 KOs in the unpaid ranks and was a three-time Puerto Rican Regional and two-time Puerto Rican National champion. In addition to his impressive power and wealth of technical skill, 24-year-old Acevedo also stands an impressive 6′ 2″ and has an almost 80-inch reach.
“Roberto is extremely crowd-pleasing and talented, so the more chance people have to see him, the more fans he will collect,” said event promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. “He may not make the televised portion of the show that night, but the fans in attendance at the Texas Station are in for a treat. Someday they’ll be able to say they saw him in action before he won the title.”
Acevedo’s is scheduled to face Las Vegas resident Velvet Malone over four rounds.