Thursday, Feb 27, Mercedes Vazquez Simmons' Pretty Girl Productions (PGP) will put on a fight night being deemed "Fight On The Falls" at the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY.
The night will feature the return of two New York prospects, Nick Casal (27-4) and Vincent Arroyo (12-1), who have both encountered an extensive layoff and have not fought since 2011. Therefore, it is likely that Pretty Girl Productions will be looking to strategically get both fighters back into the mix and bring them back on the comeback trail with fights that will allow them to shake off the ring rust that comes with lengthy layoffs.
For Casal, his layoff stems from a vicious attack he suffered in his hometown, Niagara Falls, that left him with sever cuts and an extreme loss of blood. The attack cost him a fight with Ruslan Providnikov for a WBO InterContinental title in 2012, which is an opportunity Casal hopes to capture again in the near future.
Consequently, Casal is set to face Shakha Moore (11-19-3), who has lost 8 of his last 10 fights. It is no secret that Moore has been put in place as an opponent to hopefully bring back Casal with an impressive victory. However, credit must be given to Moore as he has taken on extremely tough opposition with his last 10 opponents combining for a record of 108-29-5.
Consequently, it is imperative that Casal put on an impressive performance against Moore in order to let the boxing world that he is back and a viable contender.
On the other hand, it should be interesting to depict how Arroyo performs as he has taken on and defeated some notable opposition. Arroyo, who posses a victory over highly ranked Willie Nelson (21-1-1), has the skills to contend on a championship level and will need to put on some impressive victories to get significant opportunities on a high caliber level.
In additional action, PGP will feature some of Upstate New York's local prospects such as Aleem Whitfield (4-0), Emmanuel Colon (3-0), Greg Brady (4-1), Jake Ventry (Pro Debut), Mike Jackson (Pro Debut), and Michelle Cook (0-0-1).