Luis “CUBA” Arias will take on battle tested Darryl Cunningham (33-8, 13 KO’s) this Saturday night at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Also on the bill will be two more RocNation fighters that are managed by Victory Sports & Entertainment in undefeated prospects, super lightweight Sonny Frederickson and featherweight Tyler McCreary.
Arias (15-0, 7 KO’s) of Milwaukee, was a highly touted amateur who was a 2008 and 2010 national champion, and he will be will be looking for his first professional title and a ranking in the IBF.
In Cunningham, Arias is fighting a 14 year veteran who has wins over former world title challengers Antwun Echols and Rubin Williams. This will be the 2nd consecutive fight for the 26 year-old Arias in his hometown where he has proven to be a bona fide attraction and ticket seller.
On June 4, Arias stopped Jorge Silva in three rounds at the same venue and had Milwaukee fight fans eager for him to return.
Fredrickson of Toledo has a record of 13-0 with nine knockouts, will make his third start of 2016. The 22 year-old power puncher, recently identified by Ring Magazine as one of the new faces to keep an eye on in the sport, continues to develop as he will take on the tough veteran Ramesis Gil.
Gil has wins over previously undefeated Carney Bowman & Luis Joel Gonzales.
The speedy and highly skilled McCreary, also of Toledo, Ohio has a record of 10-0 with six knockouts and like Fredrickson, will be making his third appearance of 2016. McCreary’s opponent will be veteran gatekeeper Dwayne Wisdom.
“This is a big night for our three fighters,” said Rick Torres of Victory Sports and Entertainment.
“These are three of the brightest prospects in boxing, and in “Cuba’s” case, it is time for him to make a move to the next level. We feel he is getting better everyday under John David Jackson, and with a win he becomes a legitimate contender in the middleweight division. The fights will only get bigger from here for “Cuba”, his time is now and we’re confident that he will become a force in the middleweight division for years to come. Sonny and Tyler are coming along very nicely. They are getting the right fights and getting much needed experience as they continue in their development. Gil is a capable opponent, who should provide Sonny a good test, while Wisdom should be a good learning experience for Tyler, after that, we will look to step them up with each fight.