'Dynamite' Dargan Ready for Test Against Ramesis Gil
Fight Network Staff / February 14, 2013 - 4:07pm
TOTOWA, NJ (February 13, 2013) - Undefeated Philly lightweight, Karl "Dynamite" Dargan, 11-0, 6 KOs, is set to jump-start his boxing career when he takes on gatekeeper Ramesis Gil, 8-5-5, 5 KOs, in a 6-round bout at The Paramount, in Huntington, NY, on Saturday, February 23rd. The bout is on the undercard of a big NBC Sports Network Fight Night card that features undefeated heavyweights Czar Glazkov and Malik Scott in its nationally televised 10-round main event.
All eyes have been on Dynamite since his successful amateur days when he was one of the top American boxers on the international scene. He filled his trophy case with numerous medals and awards throughout those years, and ever since he turned professional in 2007, hopes have remained high for him to ascend to a professional world championship.
Dynamite fought once last year, but since signing with Main Events he is determined to remain active in 2013 and gain significant ground in the world ratings. First up is Ramesis Gil.
Dominican-born Gil went unbeaten in his first ten pro bouts before becoming the go-to-guy for testing undefeated prospects. Gil's last eight starts have been against undefeated risers like Jerry Belmontes, Jorge Maysonet Jr. and Darley Perez. These tough assignments put a few marks on Gil's record, but they also made him an effective gauge of lightweight talent. He fell to some of them, but managed to defeat Luis Joel Gonzalez, 9-0-1, and Carney Bowman, 16-0, and drew with an 8-0 Jamie Kavanagh. This makes Gil a live opponent for Dargan, and capable of pulling the upset at any time.
Dargan said, "Fighting on NBC Sports Network is a tremendous opportunity for me. I am ready for Gil. Training camp was great. Now it's time to fight. There's nothing he can throw at me that I won't be ready for."
Dynamite will have to be fully prepared for Gil and on his toes when the bell rings. If he can pass this test against Gil, then 2013 may just be the year he fights his way into the world rankings and puts his dream of becoming a world champion back on track.
ABOUT FEBRUARY 23 FIGHTS
The February 23rd card is promoted by Main Events, Star Boxing and Goossen Tutor. The main event featuring Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov vs. Malik Scott, and the co-feature, Chris Algieri vs. Jose "Mangu" Peralta, will be shown live on the NBC Sports Network Fight Night telecast which begins at 10:30 pm ET.
Seven bouts are planned for the February 23 card to be held at The Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY. Doors open at 6:30pm. First fight is at 7:30pm.
Tickets priced at $200, $150, $125 $100 and $50 (standing room) can be purchased through Star Boxing 718-823-2000, www.starboxing.com, Paramount Box office 631-673-7300, Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 or www.Ticketmaster.com.
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