This week will bring Fight Fest 9 to Unitrade Stadium and with it a local boxer will be making his professional debut. Juan Bryand has racked up 12 wins as an amateur but will put all that behind him as he steps into the ring on Thursday night. Bryand has been under the direction of boxing hall of famer and former champion Orlando Canizales and a number of other Laredo gyms. The 2010 Gold Gloves champion says he is at a loss for words trying to describe what that night will be like while canizales thinks he is ready for the jump.
Bryand and the rest of the fighters will take the ring Thursday at Unitrade Stadium where the doors will open at 6:30.