Promoter Leslie Bonano and THE FIGHT GUYS proudly announce that they will be returning World Class Professional Boxing to St. Bernard Parish on Friday, October 14, 2011.
Doors at the Segur Center, 8245 West Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA, will open at 6:30 PM and the first bout is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Bonano promoted boxing is no stranger to DA PARISH. His last production featured World Rated Light Heavy Weight Jerry Celestine in a 10-round battle-royale vs. Jerome Clouden. Real St. Bernard Boxing Fans should remember the glory days when the fabulous Jerry Pellegrini and others brought real excitement to the fans.
Featured on the card will be West Bank Boxers Sydney “Ginger” Le Blanc and Jamond “Doo Wop” Bourgeois. Gretna Female Heavyweight and former MMA Fighter Le Blanc blasted her way into the WIBA Rankings by battling #6 ranked Tiffany Woodard to a majority draw at Hollywood Casino. Bourgeois, a Harvey Middleweight, sports a record of 4 Wins and 1 Loss. In his last outing, he scored a unanimous decision over Vincent Burkhalter at the Mississippi Casino. Both combatants are trained by Coach Toby Wattingley.
The Main Event is guaranteed to keep fans on their feet throughout the scheduled for 10-rounds of Super Heavyweight action. Bobby “BO-BO” O’Bannon, from Mobile, AL weighs in at 270 pounds carried on a 6’5″ frame. His opponent, Raphael “The Cajun Connection “Pedro fights out of Golden Meadow, stands 6’7” tall and weighs 265 pounds. Born in Cuba, Pedro sports a record of 20 wins (14 by KO) with 9 losses (2 by KO) and 1 draw. His trainer is former World Champion Kennedy McKinney. O’Bannon has won 11 fights (11 by KO) against 4 losses (3 by KO). As evidenced by his prior appearances on the Gulf Coast, O’Bannon punches with the speed of a Middleweight, and he will go toe-to-toe with his opponent until one of them is knocked to the canvass. Both fighters have a large local following, and it is anticipated that their fans will stand and scream until the end of this epic battle.
Other Undefeated Top Louisiana Boxers scheduled to appear on the card include top New Orleans Area Super Middleweight Prospect Marcus McDaniel and Baton Rouge Middleweight Travis Scott, Jr. McDaniel is being trained by Ronald, “The Cobra,” Weaver and former Champion Percy Pugh. Fans in DA PARISH remember Pugh from his classic battles with The Fighting Barber, Pellegrini during Boxing’s Glory Days.
Fans should contact The Sigur Center at or Les Bonano at BRAWLIN IN N’AWLINS for ticket information. Locations and additional fighters will be announced at an upcoming Press Conference. Prices start at $20 and run up to $100 for the best seating. Everyone needs to remember that ALL BOXERS AND FIGHTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Fans under the age of 21 are welcome to attend, so here is an excellent opportunity to introduce your son/daughter to the exciting sport of Boxing.