Two Valley women -- Maritza Miranda Saenz and Celia Carbajal -- are hosting Ben Miranda Boxing Promotions' inaugural match up on Friday in downtown Phoenix.
"Phoenix Fight Night" is slated for the Phoenix Convention Center at 7 p.m.
Saenz, the daughter of the late lawmaker and attorney Ben Miranda, and Carbajal, daughter of boxing trainer Danny Carbajal, stepped into the boxing arena in July, in hopes of rejuvenating the Valley boxing scene to its heyday in the early 1990's and support local fighters who need a venue to showcase their talent.
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The scene wasn't ripe.
Rosado has since shifted gears and moved to Las Vegas. She changed the name of her company to Raging Babe -- as the New Times cover had dubbed her -- and is working with professional athletes improve their online presence, marketing and digital portfolio and increase their marketability through social media.
Who knows? Ben Miranda Boxing Promotions may turn out to be the match that reignites boxing's lackluster fan base.
General admission tickets can be purchased at www.bmbpromotions.com. Floor seats can be purchased directly at the Ben Miranda Boxing Promotions office, 3614 N. 15th Ave, Building A. Tickets are $30 and $40, and doors open at 6pm
The event is expected to feature seven bouts, with the undefeated Super Middleweight Andrew "Hurricane" Hernandez - the Fighting Pride of Phoenix - as headline fighter. Super Featherweight Keenan "Bedo" Carbajal, co-headlines the event.
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Also featured on the card are Super Bantamweights, Emilio "Milo Time" Garcia; Fernando Samaniego Jr.; and Paul "Ziggy" Romero; Super Featherweights, Mario "Super Mario" Esparza and Tim Riddell.
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