Abril Title Fight, Olympians Augustama and Ugas Head Tuesday Heavyweight Factory’s “Night of the Olympians” card at Hard Rock Live

Olympians Azea Augustama and Yordenis Ugas along with main event fighter Richard Abril head The Heavyweight Factory’s “Night of the Olympians” card on Tuesday, October 19, 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Cuban-born Abril (12-2, 6 KOs) of Miami will fight Jose “El Gallo” Reyes (23-8, 8 KOs) of Puerto Rico in the 10-round main event lightweight regional title fight.

Ugas (3-0, 2 KOs), a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and gold medalist at the 2005 World Championships and 2007 Pan American Games for Cuba, will fight Bahamian Damian Tinker (3-3, 1 KO) in a 4-round welterweight matchup.

Ugas is trained by former two-time world champion John David Jackson, newly-hired head trainer at The Heavyweight Factory.

Former Hollywood PAL national and state champion Azea Augustama, a member of the Haitian 2008 Olympic team and undefeated cruiserweight (8-0, 5 KOs) will fight Reggie Pena (6-4, 1 KO) of Ocala in a 6-rounder.

Hometown favorite Joey (Twinkle Fingers) Hernandez of Miami (16-1, 9 KOs) will fight Mexican Jose Medina (12-8, 5 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight bout.

Also on the card is former University of Miami football player James Bryant (3-1, 2KOs). Bryant, a part-time model, recently made a Nike commercial with Miami Heat superstar Lebron James at Flamingo Park in Miami.

Bryant is a product of the Heavyweight Factory, a program that turns former football and basketball players into heavyweight boxers. Stablemate Michael Mitchell of Florida State is also on the card in a 4-rounder.

All total, twelve star-studded, action-packed fights are scheduled at 7 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. The pre-fight press conference is set for Tuesday, Oct. 12 at a site and time still to be determined.

Tickets cost $105, $55 & $30. All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Sunday & Monday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time.

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