Lateef Kayode vs Matt Godfrey

Friday night on ShowBox,  Lateef Kayode will face Matt Godfrey for the NABA/NABF Cruiserweight Championship. The fight will take place at the The Chumash Casino Resort in California.

Kayode who trains at the Wild Card boxing Club recently spoke with EsNewsReporting:

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Another ShowBox fight will include – promising Luis Orlando “Orlandito” Del Valle (12-0,10 KOs), of Bayamon, P.R., and his toughest foe to date, Dat “Be Dat’’ Nguyen (17-1, 6 KOs) of Vietnam, collide in a 10-round featherweight fight at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The card co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Gary Shaw Productions will include a 10-rounder that pits 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, power-punching Jonathan Gonzalez (13-0, 13 KOs), of Rio Piedras, against Colombian Richard Gutierrez (26-6-1, 16 KOs), of Miami, in a junior middleweight match.

The 24-year-old Del Valle has won five in a row by knockout, including a sixth-round TKO over Irving Hernandez in his last outing Feb. 18 in Puerto Rico . “I’m grateful for this opportunity to fight as a star on SHOWTIME. I am preparing to make the best fight of my life,’’ said Del Valle, who knocked out Pasqual Rouse in the fourth round to capture the New York State featherweight title on July 10, 2010, in Poughkeepsie. Del Valle was an outstanding amateur for the U.S. before turning pro in April 2008.

Nguyen – not to be confused with the former NFL player with the same name — has competed exclusively in the United States since turning pro in May 2004. As an amateur in 2003, he became the first Vietnamese-American to earn a spot in the U.S. Championships, where he lost to eventual Olympic gold medalist Mickey Bey. The 28-year-old Nguyen, a resident of Vero Beach , Fla. , has won his last six starts, all by decision, including an eight-round decision over Andres Ledesma in his last fight on Oct. 10, 2009. Nguyen suffered his lone loss on a six-round split decision to Gregorio Torres in August 2007.

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Here is the undercard for the Kayode vs Godfrey fight tonight:

 CHRIS AVALOS 120 lbs VS. KHABIR SULEYMANOV 120 lbs

8 Rds. Junior Welterweights

ARCHIE RAY MARQUEZ 133 lbs VS. ART HOVHANNESYAN 133 lbs

8 Rds. Welterweights

RASHAD HOLLOWAY 152 lbs VS. JHON BERRIO 157.5 lbs

 

6 Rds. Featherweights

ROMAN MORALES 125 lbs VS. JAIME VILLA 126 lbs

 

4 Rds. Junior Middleweights

MARCUS ROBINSON 150 lbs VS. RAUL RODRIGUEZ 153 lbs

Showdown in the Valley is proudly presented by Gary Shaw Productions.

Tickets to Showdown in the Valley are priced at $35, $45, $55, $70 and $85 and are available by visiting the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Chumash, logging on to www.chumashcasino.com or by calling StarTicketsPlus at 1-800-585-3737.

On fight night, first bout starts at 5:30 p.m. All bouts subject to change

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