Molina vs. Holt / Ramos vs.
Arrellano - ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Little Creek Casino
January 24, 2014!
December 19, 2014
Sherman Oaks, CA (December
13, 2013) ESPN Friday Night Fights heads back to the Little Creek Casino
Resort in Shelton, WA on January 24, 2014 as hot Southern California
based prospect Javier Molina battles former world champion Kendall Holt
in the ten round welterweight main event. Presented by Goossen
Tutor Promotions, the event will be shown live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.
Tickets for "LITTLE CREEK BRAWL IV" start as low as $30 and can be
purchased by calling (800) 667-7711 or online at
www.little-creek.com. . Doors
open on the night of the event at 4:30 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00
p.m. For more information and directions to the Little Creek Casino
Resort, please visit their website at
"We're very excited to return to the Little Creek Casino Resort and work
with their terrific team on this event," said Dan Goossen, President of
Goossen Tutor Promotions. "The main event is a major step-up for Javier
Molina and, for Kendall Holt, it's a do-or-die bout. For Molina it's an
opportunity to take another step toward a world ranking and for Holt,
it's a chance to re-establish himself as a world class fighter."
"The fight will have a lasting impact on both men. One fighter trying to
record the biggest win of his career, the other fighting to stay
relevant. All the makings of a great fight."
Fighting out of Norwalk, CA, the 23-year-old Molina, a member of the
2008 U.S. Olympic Team, has compiled a record of 14-1-0 (6 KO's) since
turning professional in 2009. He is currently riding a five bout-winning
streak, capped by a victory over highly touted prospect Joseph Elegele
on March 9 of this year in Costa Mesa, CA.
Having all the gifts to become boxing's next rising star, Molina is
looking to repeat the success of his Olympic teammate Demetrius Andrade
who recently won a world championship.
"This is a great opportunity for me, and I believe I'm up for the
challenge," said Molina.
With a record of 28-6-0 (18 KO's), New Jersey native Holt is coming off
a disappointing 2013 loss against the IBF Junior Welterweight World
Champion Lamont Peterson on February 22 in Washington, D.C. in his bid
to reclaim his world championship status.
Over the course of his 12-year career the 32-year-old Holt has defeated
numerous world champions and top contenders including Ricardo Torres,
David Diaz, Isaac Hlatshwayo and Julio Diaz.
"Molina hasn't been where I've been and I intend to remind him this is
the big leagues when he steps in the ring with me," a confident Holt
"This will be the fourth year in a row that we've had the pleasure of
broadcasting a Kendall Holt fight. He put on a great show for ESPN last
year in a world title bout against Lamont Peterson despite the loss and
we expect the same type of action against Molina," said Brian Kweeder,
ESPN's Senior Director of Programing and Acquisitions.
Co-featured at "Little Creek Brawl IV" is another sensational ten round
featherweight battle between two Southern California based contenders,
former world champion Rico "Suavecito" Ramos of Pico Rivera and Jonathan
"Lil Thund'r" Arrellano of Ontario.
Just 26-years-old Ramos, 22-3-0 (12 KO's), has already packed a career's
worth of high-level activity into his six-year professional career.
Winning the WBA Super Bantamweight World Title from Akifumi Shimoda on
July 9, 2011, Ramos relinquished the title to current pound-for-pounder
Guillermo Rigondeaux six months later.
Since the setback of losing the world championship, Ramos has defeated
two highly regarded undefeated contenders; Efrain Esquivias in June of
last year and most recently scoring an impressive knockout of former
amateur standout Carlos Ivan Velasquez on September 7 of this year. As
an amateur, Velasquez was the last man to defeat current world champion
Yuriokis Gamboa one of the long list of great Cuban fighters.
Bringing a record of 14-2-2 (3 KO's) into battle, fan favorite Arrellano
returns to action after his career best victory, a show-stopping
performance over Charles Huerta on November 16 at the Citizens Business
Bank Arena on the undercard of the Andre Ward/Edwin Rodriguez Super
In a crowd thrilling eight round war, Arrellano used accurate and sharp
punching combinations to take a majority decision over the battle-tested
"Little Creek Casino Resort and the Squaxin Island Tribe are excited to
have two world championship level fights at our property providing our
fans with world-class toe-to-toe action," said Little Creek Chief
Executive Officer, Michael Starr.
The undercard will feature some promising Washington-state prospects for
the "Little Creek Brawl IV" event, which will be announced shortly.
About Little Creek Casino Resort:
Little Creek Casino Resort is located on Highway 101, a few minutes west
of Olympia, WA, near Shelton. It is owned and operated by the Squaxin
Island Tribe and features smoking and non-smoking casino space with
nearly 1,700 slots and a variety of table games, including blackjack,
roulette, craps and poker. Little Creek is a prime resort destination
with a 154-room lodge, Salish Cliffs Golf Club, a multiple award-winning
18-hole championship golf course, Seven Inlets Spa, a full-service
relaxation facility where you can spend an hour or the whole day, indoor
pool and exercise room, several dining options including a seafood bar,
buffet and the Island Grill, Skookum Events Center and an upstairs cigar
lounge. Little Creek also has an RV parking area with full hookups.
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