March 23, 2011 --
CHICAGO / NEW YORK (March 23, 2011)—This Friday night from Hanging Gardens in River Grove, Illinois just outside Chicago, Cynthia Tolaymat’s CFC Promotions presents a boxing card that will feature three title fights and all the action can be seen LIVE on GFL.tv Friday, March 25 at 5:30PM EST.
The fight card can be ordered for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Chicago_Fight_Night__3_World_Title...
Osumanu Adama will take on Marcus Upshaw in a twelve round bout for the IBO Intercontinental Middleweight title.
Perennial Welterweight contender David Estrada will take on Lanardo Tyner for the IBO Intercontinental Welterweight title.
Joey Hernandez will battle Angel Hernandez for the USBO Jr. Middleweight title.
Adama of Miami, Florida via Accra, Ghana has a record of 18-2 with thirteen knockouts. He won his first thirteen bouts and only has lost to Dyah Davis and Donovan George. He is coming off a twelve round unanimous decision over Angel Hernandez.
Upshaw of Jacksonville, Florida has a record of 13-4-1 with six knockouts.
He has been matched very tough as he has lost to undefeated prospects Phil Williams and Edwin Rodriguez as well as then undefeated contender Tarvis Simms.
Upshaw has pulled many surprises in his career, just ask heralded James McGirt Jr. who Upshaw held to a draw. Upshaw has wins over undefeated Ashandi Gibbs (10-0) and his last bout when he went up to the hometown of Renan St, Juste (21-1-1) and won a split decision.
Estrada of Chicago has been in with just about every major name around the Welterweight division and has been in many fight of the year candidates.
The thirty-two year old has a record of 25-6 with sixteen knockouts. Estrada won his first fifteen bouts which included victories over undefeated fighters such as Matias Rios (7-0); Eric Pinero (1-0) and once beaten Armando Velardez (14-1).
After a loss to undefeated top Prospect Ishe Smith (12-0), Estrada won three in a row against Nurhan Suleyman (14-0) and a big upset over Chris Smith (19-0-1) on SHO BOX.
That win set up a fight against the legendary “Sugar” Shane Mosley as part of a major Pay Per View. Estrada came up a little short but fought well enough to stay at the top of the rankings and compete in an IBF Elimination bout against Kermit Cintron.
Once again, Estrada showed his mettle before being stopped in ten rounds in a what was a back and forth war.
Estrada’s only losses since have come to currant WBC Welterweight champion Andre Berto (19-0); Jesus Soto Karass and undefeated power puncher Luis Abregu (24-0) via split decision in a bout that many who watched the bout thought Estrada should have won.
Estrada has since pulled off a big upset when he stopped undefeated Orlando Lora (26-0-1) and in his last bout he scored a fifth round stoppage over Franklin Gonzalez.
Tyner is in the same boat as Estrada as he has fought many big names and pulling off some big upsets.
Tyner of Houston has a record of 24-4-1 with fifteen knockouts. He won his first nineteen bouts before dropping bouts to former world title challengers Lamont Peterson and Mike Arnaoutis. After losing to future Super Welterweight champion Saul Alvarez, Tyner came back to upset rising prospect Antwone Smith (18-1-1)
Joey Hernandez of Miami has a record of 17-1-1 with ten knockouts.
He won his first fifteen bouts which included a decision win over undefeated Alpachino Allen.
He is coming off a second round stoppage over fifty-five fight veteran Saul Duran
Angel Hernandez of Chicago has a record of 30-9 with seventeen knockouts.
Much like the rest of the card, Hernandez has fought top competition such as former world title challenger Wilfredo Rivera ( L UD); a sixth round knockout over Leonard Townsend (35-1); a decision win over former world title challenger Larry Marks (22-5) a decision loss to former world title challenger JC Candelo (24-4-3) a split decision loss to future IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Kassim Ouma (16-1-1);
He then challenged IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Winky Wright before dropping a unanimous decision as part of the Roy Jones – Antonio Tarver Pay per View undercard.
Hernandez has gone on to defeat McGirt Jr. (19-1-1) and former world title challenger Antwun Echols before dropping his two fights to Peter Manfredo and Adama