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GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS TO CLOSE OUT 2015 WITH BANG

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS TO CLOSE OUT 2015 WITH BANG

YUNIESKI GONZALEZ VS. VYACHESLAV SHABRANSKYY TO HEADLINE FULL CARD FROM
TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO IN VERONA, NY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 ON HBO LATINO® BOXING

Vyacheslav “Lion Heart – Chigonskyy” Shabranskyy (14-0,

12 KOs) of Los Angeles in a 10-round light heavyweight attraction. Former world title contender, “King”

Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) of Philadelphia will face former IBF Welterweight World Champion

Joshua “Grand Master” Clottey (39-4, 22 KOs) of Accra, Ghana, in an exhilarating 10-round junior

middleweight co-main event, on the HBO Latino service starting at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT (tape delay) or

immediately following the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast.

As previously announced and part of the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast, heavyweight titan Bryant “By-

By” Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) will face recently crowned WBA Interim Heavyweight belt holder Luis “The

Real King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs) in a 12-round championship fight. In the co-main event of the HBO

Boxing After Dark telecast, Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (26-0, 21 KOs), returns to the ring to take on

granite-fisted Top-10 contender Jason “El Canito” Sosa (18-1-3, 14 Kos) in a 10-round junior lightweight

rumble. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

“This time I’m not leaving it up to the judges to decide whether I win or not!” said Yunieski Gonzalez. “I

“This time I’m not leaving it up to the judges to decide whether I win or not!” said Yunieski Gonzalez. “I

want to thank my Promoter, Joe DeGuardia, and HBO, for getting me right back on the HBO family.”

“I am excited about fighting Gonzalez on HBO Latino on Dec. 19,” said Vyacheslav Shabranskyy. “I

respect him as a fighter and I’m happy for the opportunity to close the year as part of an event of this

magnitude. I have been working very hard my whole career and I’m ready for this fight. I want to thank my

team for all the hard work and faith in me. I am a man of few words I rather let my gloves do all the talking

when it comes to boxing.”

“Golden Boy Promotions is closing out one of our most successful years to date with a big bang by

staging these two major cards on the same night,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO

Oscar De La Hoya. “With Gabriel Rosado and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, you get excitement, action, and

two fighters that will not back down in the ring. I can’t think of a better way to close out 2015 than with

these fighters headlining cards that will be explosive.”

“I am truly looking forward to Dec. 19 and pleased that Yunieski Gonzalez and Joshua Clottey are both

back on the HBO family of networks,” said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing. “Both are in

compelling fights on a spectacular night of boxing for fans. I expect both of our guys to emerge victorious

in exciting matches.”

“I have been eager to get back in the ring,” said Gabriel Rosado. “I have been training and staying in

shape and my last few fights on BKB have given me the confidence to return with a vengeance. I plan to

show everyone that I have what it takes to become a world champion. Fernando Vargas my new trainer

believes in me, and I feel he’s the trainer that’s going to take me to the next level. We’re having a great

camp, I’m learning a lot of new things that will show Dec. 19.

“I am very excited to be on HBO again and am very grateful to my promoter Joe DeGuardia and HBO and

Golden Boy for the opportunity,” said Joshua Clottey. “I am looking forward to fighting Gabe Rosado who I

know is a very tough fighter. I know it will be a very good fight which I am confident I will win.”

Originally from Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and now fighting out of Miami, Florida, Yunieski Gonzalez has been a

feared contender in the light heavyweight division. Having suffered his first loss in a controversial decision

to world title contender Jean Pascal in July, Gonzalez is eager to prove he has what it takes to be

considered in the world title contention. Previously, Gonzalez held a spotless record, undefeated since his

professional debut in 2010 and holding victories over Brad Austin, Edgar Perez and Jaison Palomeque.

Now, the power puncher will be looking for a victory against the undefeated Shabranskyy when he

headlines the HBO Latino Boxing event on Dec. 19.

Ukrainian banger Vyacheslav “Lion Heart-Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy, who is now fighting out of Los

Angeles, is an exciting light heavyweight contender whose knockout power gets fans cheering every time

he steps into the ring. Currently the owner of the USNBC Light Heavyweight Title, Shabranskyy is also a

former two-time world champion in kickboxing, which he began at the age of 13, Shabranskyy turned to

boxing when he was 16, and the sweet science has been his home ever since. On September 20, 2012,

Shabranskyy debuted with a first round knockout of Bryan McGlory, and he has kept his record perfect,

winning all 14 of his bouts, 12 by knockout. Included on his victorious slate are wins over fellow prospects

Emmanuel Wright, D’Quan Morgan, and Rafael Valenzuela. 2015 has been a busy year for Shabransky

Emmanuel Wright, D’Quan Morgan, and Rafael Valenzuela. 2015 has been a busy year for Shabransky

as he has taken on and defeated Garrett Wilson, Fabiano Pena and Paul Parker.

“King” Gabriel Rosado is one of the most respected and popular middleweight fighters in the world. The

Philadelphia native is known for his fearlessness in the ring, a true warrior who lives up to his claim to be

willing to fight anyone, anytime at any place. A knockout victor over the likes of Jesus Soto Karass,

Sechew Powell and Charles Whittaker, Rosado has also shared the ring with world champions Gennady

Golovkin, Peter Quillin and David Lemieux. Eager for the opportunity to get back in the world title game,

Rosado will be coming into the ring with a vengeance on Dec. 19.

Currently ranked as one of the top junior middleweights in world by the WBC, WBA and IBF, Joshua

“Grand Master” Clottey is a Ghanaian powerhouse closing in on title shot. A former IBF welterweight

champion who owns wins over Zab Judah, Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Cruz, the 37-year-old has four

straight wins since his decision losses to boxing greats Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. He most

notably won the WBA International Super Welterweight title with a 12-round victory over Anthony Mundine

in April 2014 and since then delivered a great performance against Jorge Silva on May 9, 2015.

Gonzalez vs. Shabranskyy, is a 10-round light heavyweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions

in association with Star Boxing. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast begins at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT (tape delay).

Jennings vs. Ortiz is a 12-round heavyweight bout fight for the WBA Interim Heavyweight Title presented

by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions. Walters vs. Sosa is a 10-round

junior lightweight bout presented by Top Rank in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions and Warriors

Boxing Promotions. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:15

p.m. ET/PT.

Host of the event, the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino continues to distinguish itself as a

premier destination for blockbuster boxing matches. The December 19 fight will mark Turning Stone

Resort Casino’s 16th nationally-televised boxing event in less than two years, cementing the resort as a

mecca for knockout televised fights. Located in Upstate New York, the four-season destination resort

offers world-class entertainment and gaming, award-winning accommodations, a diverse mix of

restaurants, luxury spas and several nightlife options.

Professional media requesting credentials for the December 19 fight must contact Kelly Abdo, Turning

Stone Resort Casino Public Relations Manager at (315) 366.9291 or kelly.abdo@turningstone.com.

Tickets will go on sale soon. Additional ticket information will be announced soon.

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CONTACTS:

Ramiro Gonzalez/Cecilia Zuniga, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631

Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell Caloca, Mercury: (323) 308-8598

Mario Serrano, Gary Shaw Productions: (408) 607-5756

Lee Samuels, Top Rank: (702) 378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Fred Sternburg, Top Rank: (303) 548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

Francine Masi, Star Boxing: (718) 823-2000 / PR@StarBoxing.com

Patrick Byrne, HBO: (212) 512-1361

Kevin Flaherty, HBO: (212) 512-5052

Kelly Abdo, Turning Stone Resort: (315) 366-9291

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