SOURCE: Respect Your Universe, Inc.

Respect Your Universe, Inc.

June 07, 2012 09:30 ET

Super Bantamweight Boxing Champion Teon Kennedy to Represent RYU for First World Title Fight at MGM Grand

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN),, is pleased to announce that Super Bantamweight Boxing Champion Teon Kennedy will be representing RYU for a shot at his first World Title of his career against WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Taking place on Saturday, June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the fight will be part of the undercard to Manny Pacquiao's Welterweight title defense against Tim Bradley, which will air on Pay-Per-View.

Kennedy, who has 17-1-2 career win/loss/draw record (including seven knockouts), scored a technical knockout in 2009 against Francisco Rodriguez before stopping Alex Beccera to win the vacant NABA Super Bantamweight title in September 2010 and defeating Jorge Diaz in March 2011 to take the USBA Super Bantamweight Title. Following this, Kennedy faced two difficult outings but is prepared to use his aggressive style against Rigondeaux on June 9th.

"I feel very excited and honored to be a part of the RYU Team," said Teon Kennedy. "RYU has given me my first shot at a sponsorship and I will wear their product with pride when I fight for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title June 9th."

Inspired by the dedication of the athlete to the ancient sport of Martial Arts, RYU's debut premium performance Men's Spring Line embodies the art of the sport and places emphasis on respect, strength, honor and sustainability as the foundation of their apparel and products. Items now available from the Men's Spring line include compression tops and shorts, fleece pants and hoodies, wind and track jackets, t-shirts and various accessories such as duffle bags and headwear items. In addition to this, RYU also released their performance shorts and training pants designed specifically to enhance the overall performance of Martial Artists while keeping them comfortable at the same time.

"We are excited to sponsor our first professional boxer, Teon Kennedy," commented RYU Brand Ambassador, Rocky Bice. "At only 25-years-old, Teon has worked hard to become the North American and United States Boxing Association dual Super Bantamweight Champion and we are proud to have him represent RYU as he fights for his first career World Title on June 9, 2012."

Built for Athletes, Suited for Style, all of the RYU apparel items and products have been produced from organic and/or recycled materials utilizing some of the best yarn and fabric suppliers in the world while achieving the performance attributes desired by Martial Arts fighters and the true everyday athlete.

For more information on RYU visit or call +1-888-455-6183 ext. 101.

About Respect Your Universe
Respect Your Universe, Inc. (OTCBB: RYUN) is a premium performance apparel and equipment company rooted in and inspired by Mixed Martial Arts. Focused on the needs of the athlete, RYU brings innovative design, development and production of premium authentic performance gear with style to mixed martial artists and athlete enthusiasts worldwide. The RYU brand is based on respect, strength, honor and sustainability. Respect to the End.

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