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Ali Tareh v Juan Aguirre tops St. Petersburg on April 2

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Returning to St. Pete’s for the first time in nearly three years, Mad Integrity Fight Sports ran two highly successful cards at the Hilton Bayfront which featured future TV fighters Amos Cowart and Clarence Booth.

Headlining the card is an eight round Sunshine State showdown between popular welterweight Ali Tareh of Tampa and Jacksonville’s Juan Aguirre. Tareh, who has fought all but three of his professional bouts in Florida, has a 13-11-5 ledger with 5 wins by knockout. The owner of Fight Fitness Center in nearby Pinellas Park, Tareh has won four of his last six bouts but is coming off a decision loss to Javier Garcia last July. Originally from Guatemala, Aguirre has a reputation for his fearlessness and incredible durability. In his most recent fight, Aguirre extended unbeaten prospect Armando Alvarez the distance while making him work from bell to bell.

Talented featherweight Jose “Lil Pacquiao” Resendez, 4-0 (2 KO’s), of Brandon, FL returns to the ring against crafty Cuban Raul Chirino, 7-1 (3 KO’s), in the highly-anticipated co-feature. A mirror image of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, Resendez is fighting for the first time since December 2014. The Resindez-Chirino bout is scheduled for six rounds and expected to steal the show.

Undefeated Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez, 8-0 (4 KO’s), will trek north from Miami, FL to battle Tampa’s Lee “Holliwood” Dawson a six round welterweight contest. Alvarez is a talented boxer-puncher with a loyal fan base that follows him wherever he fights while Dawson will look to make it five straight without a defeat.

In four round bouts, hard-hitting St. Petersburg based Ukrainian Victor Kulakovski (4-2) meets fellow Floridian Paulie Simpson (2-1) of Tampa in the junior middleweight division, Tampa’s Rafael Rivera (1-1) squares off against New Port Richey, FL’s Michael Guillen (1-0) in a lightweight matchup and Pensacola, FL’s Beden Laurent (2-3) challenges Miami’s Serge Cadeus (1-1) at super middleweight.

In other action, Tampa’s Christina Swanson-Campfort (3-1), Leanthony Fleming (1-1) of Lakeland, St. Petersburg’s Raynard Hill (5-10), New Smyrna Beach’s, “King” Kenmon Evans (2-0), Ruskin’s Martin Lagunas (2-0), and Justin Pauldo (6-1) of Orlando will all appear in separate bouts.

“We’re excited to be back in St. Petersburg and I’d like to thank the staff at the Bayfront for making this a reality, said Joey Orduna. “In return, we’re providing them with an outstanding local-themed fight card that everybody will definitely enjoy. I’m expecting another great crowd with fans from all across the Sunshine State come April 2nd.”

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