|Ximenez Improves to 7-0, 3 KO’s
Alessi Promotions has been at it for more than 40 years now, showcasing some of the most entertaining fighters in history; Edwin Rosario, John "The Beast" Mugabi, Bobby Czyz, Cornelius Boza-Edwards and Marlon Starling, to name a few. From the moment he saw the 19 year old former amateur stud, Phil Alessi quickly realized Ray Ximenez had the potential to reach the same heights as the aforementioned. "He watched a video of Ray on a Monday and by that Friday, he flew us in to meet with him in Florida", said Ximenez's /trainer/manager/confidante and father, Ray, Sr. But unlike most promotional deals, things have only gotten better and better for Ximenez, since signing the dotted line. For example, Ray's customary boxing shoes were left back home in Dallas and as soon as Alessi learned of this, a new pair of shoes were purchased on the spot. Trunks, apparel, equipment for the Ximenez's Pleasant Grove Boxing Gym, even Ray's boxing license were all covered by his new promoter, the way things should be.
Ray Sr. couldn't be happier or more at ease with the route he's chosen to lead his son down. "It's a relief not having to wonder if we're going to fight or not. Now, we know we're getting fights and all we have to do is stay ready for them", the elder Ximenez stated. Have no fear, Metroplex fight fans, Alessi has also given Ximenez his blessing to fight on local shows as well, which Ray fully intends to do at least once or twice per year.
The first fight under the Alessi banner couldn't have went better, even if it was scripted, as Ximenez (117.8 lbs) stopped Galaviz (117.4 lbs) with a body shot. True to their word, Alessi Promotions will keep Ray busy, featuring him in the main event of their next show, June 29th, in Florida. Scheduled for 8 rounds, this war will be waged for a regional title.