AUGUST 8 – FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO – INDIO, CA
Yoandris Salinas Set to Face Manuel Avila for the Vacant Interim NABF Super Bantamweight Title as the New Co-Main Event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Saturday, August 8 Televised Live on HBO Latino®
Plus! Former World Champion Roy Jones Jr. To Host Special Meet & Greet with Fans
Monday July 28, 2015– Former world title contender Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas (21-1-2, 14 KOs) of Miami is set to face undefeated standout Manuel “Tino” Avila (17-0, 7 KOs) of Fairfield, Calif. for the vacant interim NABF Super Bantamweight Title as the new co-main event for Johan Perez vs. Dmitry Mikhaylenko on Aug. 8. The 10-round super bantamweight bout will be televised live on HBO Latino® Boxing from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
Former nine-time World Champion Roy Jones Jr., will host a special meet and greet with fans prior to the televised bouts from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Fans with tickets to the event will have an opportunity to meet and take photos with the decorated champion, along with having him sign boxing memorabilia.
As previously announced Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-2-1, 13 KOs), former interim WBA Light Welterweight Champion of Caracas, Venezuela, will defend his current NABA Welterweight Title against undefeated Russian boxer Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KOs) the exciting 12-round main event on HBO Latino Boxing. In the opening televised bout, Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight Juan Rodriguez (25-5, 22 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico in a 10-round super featherweight fight. In the non-televised undercard, undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez (11-0, 4 KOs) of Glendora, Calif., Palm Desert junior middleweight favorite Neeco Macias (8-0, 4 KOs), and middleweight Quilisto Madera (1-0) of Las Vegas are set to fight in respective eight-round, six round and four-round matches.
Glendora, CA’s Joet Gonzalez also participated in yesterday’s youth boxing clinic, where 25 Summer Day Camp kids from All Peoples Community Center learned about the basics of the sweet science from Golden Boy professional fighters. Watch LIVE on HBO LATINO at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.