Undefeated New Orleans heavyweight Jonathan Guidry added to July 14 Prograis-Velasco card in New Orleans
New York, NY (June 26, 2018) – New Orleans based undefeated heavyweight prospect Jonathan Guidry, (10-0-0, 2 KO’s) will face Aaron Chavers, (8-4-1, 3 KO’s), of Oklahoma City, OK in a six round clash Saturday, July 14 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
Presented by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, Guidry vs. Chavers will be a featured undercard fight to the highly anticipated main event between WBC Diamond super lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis of New Orleans and undefeated challenger
Juan Jose Velasco of Argentina. Prograis vs. Velasco and Teofimo Lopez vs. William Silva will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET, while the undercard, including Guidry vs. Chavers will be broadcast on ESPN+ beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets, priced at $200 (ringside), $125 (floor), $75 and $40, can be purchased in advance at the Lakefront Arena box office, Ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Discounts for military, students and the New Orleans Police Department members – $75 tickets for $50 and $40 seats for $25 – are available when presenting valid ID at the UNO box office.
A native of Dulac, Louisiana, the 28-year-old Guidry comes from a family of professional and amateur boxers. Starting as an amateur at the age of 14, the high school football standout compiled a record of 38-8 highlighted by winning the Ringside World Tournament.
Guidry made his professional debut on April 11, 2014 with a first round knockout of Roosevelt Hudson. Trained and managed by the team of Les Bonano and Jonathan Liberto, Guidry has become the most popular fighter in the state of Louisiana and is coming off a second-round knockout of Lemarcus Tucker on June 2, 2018 in Metairie, LA.
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