13/01/2011 - 22.47.15

PRESS RELEASE/Ricardo Rodriguez-Rivera, Communications Director

San Juan, Puerto Rico. Javier Bustillo, Gary Shaw and Lou DiBella are pleased to announce the signature of the highest priced professional prospect in the history of Puerto Rican amateur boxing, José Pedraza.

Pedraza, during the last Olympic Games, campaigned in the 132 lbs. In addition, captured bronze in the Pan American Games Brazil 2007, won a silver medal at the championships in Milan 2009 and a gold medal in Mayaguez 2010 Central American Games.

"This is without doubt one of the greatest achievements of Universal Promotions. We are very excited by the addition of Pedraza to the top of the company. I'm sure that in the course of his career give great glory to Puerto Rico, "the promoter Javier Bustillo, president of Universal Promotions.

"I was always interested in Puerto Rican boxers for their gallantry in the" ring "and Pedraza is undoubtedly the best of recent times. I'm sure you develop the best and to be world champion, "said promoter Gary Shaw, president of Gary Shaw Productions.

"I am grateful to Javier Bustillo and Gary Shaw for including me in the signing of Pedraza. I've always wanted a presence in Puerto Rico and through Shaw Bustillo and I will, "said promoter Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment.

Founded by Javier Bustillo, the initial and current base of Universal Promotions is in Ponce, PR. This is one of the most prolific promotion company and most successful on the Island Universal Promotions's mission is to provide the best billboards boxing in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.