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Upcoming Fights: Saturday, April 27th

Corpuz Promotions Presents Stacked Pro-Am Show in
White Swan, Washington This Saturday
By Ricardo Ibarra

This Saturday night at the White Swan Pavilion in White Swan, Washington, Chris Corpuz' Corpuz Promotions looks to expand with his first show at a new venue. With a full line-up of professional and amateur fights, the new promoter hopes to build on the success he has managed to achieve in the last few months. Last year the former fighter formed the firm with the goal to rekindle the local pro boxing circuit in the once busy Central Washington State region. Four shows later and he has done just that, having put on an increasingly popular series of shows in Toppenish, WA. Now he looks to maintain his growing momentum in a larger facility in White Swan, WA.

The main event will feature the very popular local favorite Randell Corpuz looking to add to his three fight win streak. The once highly decorated amateur is 5-2-1 3KO's as a pro and has gone undefeated in his last three outings. He fought just last month, scoring an entertaining four round unanimous decision win over Ryan Phillips. He will be taking on White Swan's Ed Robinson.

Carole Azure, who has built a following in the area due to her aggressive style and willingness to stand and trade, will also be in action in a scheduled four round bout against Janice Jim. Azure has not fought since defeating local rival Lateet Olney.

Lateet Olney will also be on the card. She will be fighting for the first time since losing to Azure a few months ago. The always aggressive Olney will be taking on White Swan's Shawna Dave.

Heavyweight brawler Jordan Gregg, of Toppenish, WA, will be making his pro debut against Yakima's Carlos Villanueva. This bout promises to deliver fireworks as both fighters are aggressive, well skilled brawlers focused on claiming their first win as a pro.

In an intriguing match-up between two fighters making their pro debuts, amateur stand-out Isaiah Najera of Yakima, WA will taking on MMA pro and local White Swan favorite David "Bubba" Anto .

Yakima, Washington's Charon Spain is slated to fight a four round bout. Spain is a fighter that is much more skilled than his record of 0-3-1 reflects. Last year he gave highly touted prospect Zach Cooper all he could handle en route to a four round majority draw. He takes on Stephen Frank in what should be a good fight.

In other pro bouts Darryl Gardner of Spokane, Washington will take on local favorite Carols Rodriguez and Latisha Adams will square off with Ashley Dave.

A six bout amateur undercard will round out the show highlighted by a highly intriguing, well-matched bout between amateur stand-out KC Jensen taking on Ryan Phillips. Jensen, of Warm Springs, Oregon, is a skilled boxer with excellent hand speed and a strong presence in the ring. It will be interesting to see how he fairs against the aggressive and rangy Phillips.

For tickets and more info call 509-314-1317 or 509-945- 4273. Tickets are priced at a very reasonable $15 for adults, kids 12 and under enter free. The White Swan Pavilion is located on Mission Road White Swan, WA 98920. Doors open at 6pm, first fight starts at 7pm.


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2014 Fight Schedule *  

April 26th White Swan Pavilion, White Swan, Washington Corpuz Promotions

June 7th Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

August 23rd Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

November 15th Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions

*Subject to Change
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