Entertainment & Nightlife
January 17, 2019

Cuevas to Face Paredes in All-Florida Welterweight Showdown at Rumble at the Rock IV on Friday, March 1, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. and Live on Boxeo Telemundo

On Friday, March 1, promoter Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in association with All Star Boxing return to the beautiful Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with Rumble at the Rock IV, a night of world-class professional boxing, televised live on Boxeo Telemundo.

In the 10-round welterweight co-main event, Miami via Puerto Rico’s Derrieck Cuevas (18-0-1, 14 KOs) will face fellow Floridian Ed “The Lion” Paredes (38-7-1, 25 KOs) of Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Tickets for “Rumble at the Rock IV” cost $60, $100, $150, $250 and $500 and are available through ticketmaster.com.

Cuevas, 24, originally from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, is a fearsome power puncher and former Puerto Rican National Amateur Champion. As a professional, he has already won the World Boxing Association Fedecentro Welterweight Championship with a unanimous decision over Daniel Sostre in 2016. He was last seen at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in November of 2018, scoring a unanimous 10-round decision over respected divisional gatekeeper Breidis Prescott on Boxeo Telemundo.

“Every fight, they say, will be the toughest of my career, and I keep passing the tests with flying colors,” said Cuevas. “I’m happy to be back on the Telemundo airwaves. I find that fighting better opponents makes me a better fighter, and the fans will see the best version of me they’ve ever seen against Ed Paredes. I am training hard and looking forward to coming out on top once again.”

Paredes, 33, is originally from Lawrence, Mass., now living in Pembroke Pines, Fla. A well-respected contender, Paredes is a 14-year pro, who once held the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE), WBO Latino Welterweight, WBA-NABA Welterweight and WBC Youth World Welterweight Championships.

“I took some time off to heal my body completely, and now I’m back and better than ever,” said Paredes. “Cuevas is young and undefeated, but he’s never faced a guy on my level in front of a huge crowd of my fans. This is another level, and he’s not ready for it. He should have picked someone else, and I’m going to show him why on March 1.”

Director of Boxing for The Heavyweight Factory, Henry Rivalta, says another main event will be added shortly to this televised event.

“The Rumble at the Rock series has been a tremendous success and we’re proud to be part of them. We will be adding another sensational televised fight shortly, as well as an undercard packed with the local favorites who make these events unforgettable. My thanks to the team at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, our promotional partners, All Star Boxing, and the great people at Boxeo Telemundo for all their hard work to make this happen.”

On fight night, the Hard Rock Event Center doors open at 6 p.m., and the action starts at 7 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood, Fla.#

About Hard Rock Event Center

Hard Rock Event Center is the newly constructed 3,600-seat venue located in the northwest corner of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. As part of the $1.5 billion property expansion, the former Hard Rock Live arena will be razed and replaced with a state-of-the-art 6,500-plus-seat venue in a theater-style configuration, slated to open in 2019. In the interim, a full schedule of concerts, comedy shows and other events will take place in the Hard Rock Event Center. Seminole Hard Rock has hosted some of the hottest musical acts such as John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, George Lopez and the late Robin Williams; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.myhrl.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, South Florida’s most iconic entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination, is a AAA Four Diamond-rated resort with 461 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, exciting nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill, a Rock Spa and premium meeting and convention space. Top entertainers grace the stage at the Hard Rock Event Center and casino patrons enjoy more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a 37-table poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine.   In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 185 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.  A $1.5 billion expansion, slated to open in Fall 2019, will bring 638 new guestrooms and suites to a landmark, guitar-shaped hotel; 168 rooms and suites to a new pool tower overlooking a lush, private cabana area; three extensive water features for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming and paddleboarding; 30 new restaurants and nightlife venues; a new 41,000 square-foot Rock Spa; 3,267 new slot machines, 193 table games and a 46-table poker room;  a state-of-the-art, 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena; 21,000 square-feet of retail space; and 120,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space.