Gulfstream Park to Host Showtime Boxing Doubleheader
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park will play host to a Showtime-televised doubleheader Friday, Nov. 16 featuring top prospects from the boxing stable of world-renowned promoter Don King.
Undefeated junior middleweight contender Omar “Oh!” Henry (11-0-1, 9 KOs), from Chicago, will face a stiff test from “King” James de la Rosa (21-1, 12 KOs), from San Benito, Tex., while undefeated lightweight Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (13-0, 10 KOs) from Miami, will face similarly undefeated Juan “Johnny” Garcia (13-0, 8 KOs), from Holland, Mich.
Tickets are priced from $25 to $200 and can be purchased beginning Thursday at 2 p.m. at www.gulfstreampark.com or by calling the box office at 954.457.6201.
Omar Henry has long been considered one of the top prospects in boxing. He earned a stellar amateur record of 60-5, and has remained undefeated in 12 professional contests. Henry is now anxious to achieve the greatness that so many have predicted for him.
Young Mexican James de la Rosa is expected to provide Henry with the most difficult challenge of his young career. Fighting out of South Texas, de la Rosa would love nothing more than to snap Henry’s unbeaten streak. An excellent boxer with better-than-average power, de la Rosa is known for his speed and combinations, which have resulted in his 12 knockouts.
In the co-featured main event, two undefeated fighters—both 13-0—will tangle at lightweight when Angelo Santana meets Juan Garcia.
Santana was a two-time national champion in Cuba before heading to Miami to follow his girlfriend and dreams of winning a world championship. Now married to that girlfriend, Santana is closing in on his first world-title shot. At 24, Santana has matured to the point where he has stopped his last six opponents within four rounds or less. In his last appearance, Santana earned his best win against a quality opponent in world-class contender Justin Savi, who he dispatched with a third round technical knockout on June 23.
Standing in his way is Garcia. No stranger to facing undefeated prospects, Garcia defeated William Jackson (10-0-1) last year. Garcia turned heads after he scored a shocking upset over highly touted Cuban Yordenis Ugas, who was 11-0 before they met on March 23.
A full undercard will be presented. The event is promoted by Don King Productions. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Henry vs. de la Rosa and Santana vs. Garcia will be televised on “ShoBox: The Next Generation” live beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).