Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE & Hard Knocks 44 tonight, June 26

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents another live installment of Golden Boy Promotions’ popular Golden Boy Live! series tonight, Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET, as top local prospects are set to hit the Salinas Storm House in Salinas Calif., with Fairfield standout Alan Sanchez battling Canadian welterweight titlist Steve Claggett for the vacant IBA Americas welterweight title. Fight Network’s live broadcast of Golden Boy Live! will air exclusively in Canada.

Immediately following the boxing telecast, Fight Network presents a global broadcast of Hard Knocks Fighting 44 via one-hour tape delay from Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s Century Casino. Fight Network’s broadcast of Hard Knocks Fighting 44 will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

In the co-main event of Golden Boy Live! topped by Sanchez vs. Claggett, Salinas native Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (18-2, 9 KOs) will take on Mexican David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-15-1, 25 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout, plus Andy “The Shark” Vences (11-0, 7 KOs) of San Jose, Calif., will face Santiago “El Lobito” Guevara (8-1, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif.

Meanwhile, Hard Knocks Fighting 44 features a stacked line-up of Canadian mixed martial arts talent, headlined by UFC veteran Nick Ring (14-3) taking on former Strikeforce standout Cory Devela (14-6). In other featured bouts, one-time UFC “Fight of the Night” winner Rodney Wallace (22-10-1) looks to return to the win column opposite fellow big show veteran Kalib Starnes (16-9-1), Gabriel Solorio (11-10) battles Rolando Cespedes (5-2) in featherweight action, plus undefeated Miles Anstead (6-0) takes on Brandt Dewsbery (13-3-1) and Joel Powell (8-5) meets Derek Boyle (13-7) in a pair of welterweight clashes.

The exciting doubleheader kicks off on Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET.

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