REMINDER: SLUGFEST AT THE SUN OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
*TODAY* AT 5:00 PM IN FRONT OF MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
UNCASVILLE, CONNECTICUT, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
*TODAY* OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
CONSTANTIN BEJENARU/ WBC International & Continental Americas Cruiserweight Champion (Brooklyn, New York, 12-0 3KOs)
THABISO “The Rock” MCHUNU/ #1 Mandatory Challenger, former world title challenger (Kato Ridge, South Africa, 18-3 11KOs)
DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ/ Highly rated prospect (14-0 5KOs)
DANNY “DANNY O” O’CONNOR/ Highly rated Jr. Welterweight (28-3 11KOs)
WENDY “Hatian Fire” TOUSSAINT/ New York Prospect (6-0 1KO)
DAN MURRAY/ New York Prospect (2-1 1KO)
“ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO/ Top New England Prospect (5-0 3KOs)
JOHNNY “HITMAN” HERNANDEZ/ New York Prospect (8-2 1KO)
CHARLES FOSTER/ New Haven, CT (13-0 7KOs)
QUENTIN RANKIN/ Charlotte, NC (12-4-2 9KOs)
KALI REIS/ Former 2X Womens World Champion (11-6-1 3KOs)
TIFFANY WOODWARD/ Wilson, North Carolina (4-8-3 3KOs)
CARLOS MARRERO/ Hartford, Connecticut (pro-debut)
SEQUAN FELTON/ Rochester, New York (1-2)
VALERIO NOCERA/ USA Debut Rome, Italy (3-0-1)
DAN MURRAY/ Lanoka Harbor, NJ/ Boston, MA (2-1)
Official weigh-in for the featured bouts of SLUGFEST AT THE SUN, live from Mohegan Sun brought to you by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. The main event features current WBC International and Continental Americas Champion Constantin Bejenaru, defending his belts against former world title challenger and #1 mandatory challenger, Thabiso Mchunu. The co-feature will be a scheduled 10-round WBC Silver International Super Lightweight Title bout between New York’s, Danny Gonzalez and Massachusetts Danny O’Connor. The sensational undercard features a Jr. Welterweight battle between New England’s rising star Anthony Laureano and New York prospect Johnny Hernandez. Other exciting matches include and Italian vs Irish brawl as Velrio Nocera takes on Dan Murray, a female fight featuring Kali Reis, and local prospects Charles Foster, Wendy Toussaint, and Carlos Marrero in separate matchups.
Friday, November 24th, 2017: 5:00 PM ET
Mohegan Sun Arena (in front of box office)
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Saturday November 25th, 2017
Doors Open 6:30 PM
First Bout 7:30 PM
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
WBC Cruiserweight Title Fight
CONSTANTIN BEJENARU vs. THABISO “THE ROCK” MCHUNU
WBC Super Lightweight Title Fight
DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ vs DANNY “DANNY O” O’CONNOR
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STAR BOXING brings championship boxing to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Saturday, November 25 with two separate Championship Bouts along with a thrilling undercard of 6 additional fights.
WBC International and WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Champion CONSTANTIN BEJENARU, (12-0, 3KO’S), of Br
Undefeated DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ (Woodhaven NY, 14-0 5KOs) will put his perfect record on the line against highly regarded DANNY “DANNY O” O’CONNOR (Framingham MA, 28-3 10KOs) in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Title in the co-featured title bout on the card.
Headlining his first main event, Bejenaru is coming off two victories seen on the popular Showtime series ShoBox: The New Generation, over previously undefeated contenders Stivens Bujaj and Alexey Zubov. A native of the Eastern European country, Moldova, Bejenaru is a quick handed aggressive fighter. He captured both vacant WBC Cruiserweight Championships (International and Continental Americas) with his dominant victory against Bujaj.
Mchunu is no stranger to big fights having challenged Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO World Cruiserweight Title last year. While Mchunu fell short in that world championship effort, he has since come back with a recent victory in South Africa to secure the mandatory challenger position. Mchunu holds a victory over highly regarded Eddie Chambers which also took place at Mohegan Sun Arena in 2013. Mchunu will be coming all the way from his home in South Africa for this coveted title opportunity.
Undefeated Danny Gonzalez has been attracting the attention of fans in and out of the ring. Maintaining a very busy 2017, Gonzalez will look to cap off his year with a WBC title in the co-featured matchup.
O’Connor, an Irish-American amateur star, has enjoyed success in the pros as well, beating the likes of former WBC Continental Americas Champion Michael Clark and former WBC World title challenger Vivian Harris. He comes into Mohegan Sun boasting an impressive pro record and two fight winning streak including a win over another previously undefeated prospect.
Bejenaru vs Mchunu Promo
BEJENARU v MCHUNU PRE-FIGHT PREVIEW
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