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HARTFORD'S CHIP PEREZ, left, and Agustine Mauras, right, seen here in their September super featherweight showdown, which ended in a draw, will fight for the third time Saturday, Jan. 17th, 2015 in the main event of CES Boxing's pro-am event at Mohegan Sun Arena, featuring nine pro bouts and six amateur bouts. Mauras and Perez have fought to a draw twice since July and hope to settle the score Saturday.

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The co-main event Jan. 17th features another title bout as Josh Crespo (3-1-2, 1 KO) of New Haven, Conn., faces Portland, Maine's Jorge Abiague (7-0-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round showdown for the vacant N.E. Super Bantamweight crown.

Courtesy of Jay-Z's Roc Sports Nation, two former Chinese Olympians and a former Chinese international champion also headline the undercard, including southpaw heavyweight Zhang Zhilei (1-0, 1 KO), a silver medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics; light heavyweight southpaw and 2012 Olympian Meng Fanlong; and Wang Zhimin, who won gold in the 2011 World Series of Boxing. Zhilei faces 22-fight veteran Andrae Carthron of Los Angeles, Zhimin battles Cambridge, Mass., newcomer Kin Moy; and Fanlong faces Marcellus Yates (0-1) of Washington, D.C. All three bouts are schedule for four rounds.

New Bedford, Mass., lightweight Briam Granado makes his professional debut against Willie Carville (1-0) of Lewiston, Maine and junior middleweight Khiary Gray-Pitts (3-0, 1 KO) returns to face Jake Constant (0-2) of Springfield, Ill., in a pair of four-round bouts while New Haven's Jimmy Williams (7-0-1, 3 KOs) will face 30-fight veteran Jose Felix of Savannah, Ga., in six-round junior middleweight bout. New Haven's Elvin Ayala (26-6-1, 12 KOs), a former world-title challenger and top 10-ranked super middleweight, returns from a two-year layoff in a six-round special attraction.  

The amateur portion of Saturday's card features six bouts, including a 115-pound Senior Junior Olympic bout between Jacob Marrerro (Ortiz Boxing Gym / Bridgeport, Conn.) and two-time Silver Glove champion Dalias Perez (New York).

Aiyana Callas (Charter Oak Boxing Academy / Hartford, Conn.) faces Elimarie Torres (South End Community Center / Springfield, Mass.) in a 106-pound Novice bout. Gage Colt, also from Charter Oak, faces Chris Rivera (Beast Elite Boxing Gym / Springfield) in the 113-pound Intermediate Junior Olympic division; Bubba Shelton (Big Six Boxing Academy / Providence, R.I.) takes on Richie Hogan (Peter Welch's Gym / Boston, Mass.) in a 75-pound Open Junior Olympic bout; Frank Hogan (Peter Welch's Gym) faces David Escobar (401 Boxing / Providence, R.I.) in the 125-pound Open Junior Olympic division; and Adem Okubanjo (401 Boxing) battles Ronnie DiNoto (Strike Zone MMA / Norwich, Conn.) in a 155-pound Open Junior Olympic bout. All amateur bouts are sanctioned by USA Boxing.

For up-to-date information on the Jan. 17th event visit www.cesboxing.com, follow @CESBOXING on Twitter and Instagram and join the CES Boxing fan page on Facebook.

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Michael Parente, Classic Entertainment & Sports, (401) 263-4990 or michael@cesboxing.com.

Cody Chapman, Mohegan Sun, (860) 862-4819 or codychapman@mohegansun.com.

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