APRIL 30 – FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO – INDIO, CALIFORNIA
Mercito Gesta & Carlos Molina
San Diego Media Workout Last Week
Gesta vs. Molina to headline Tomorrow, Thursday, April 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Tickets Still Available!
Wednesday April 29th, 2015– San Diego-based fighters, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) held a special workout session today at House of Boxing, ahead of their upcoming anticipated headlining bout tomorrow Thursday, April 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
On the undercard, Puerto Rican rising star Jeffrey Fontanez will take on former WBC Youth World Super Featherweight Champion Jose “El Loco” Hernandez of Fort Worth, Texas in an eight-round lightweight brawl. Also on the card, fan-favorite and Irish power puncher Jason Quigley is set to take on a yet-to-be-announced opponent in a six-round televised middleweight bout.
Coming off of a recent hard-hitting victory at LA FIGHT CLUB earlier this month, Brazilian Olympic Bronze Medalist Yamaguchi Falcao will face a tough competitor in Houston’s Gerardo Ibarra in an eight-round non-televised middleweight match-up. Just announced, Gennady Golovkin, the current WBA & IBO Middleweight World Champion, will be in attendance tomorrow night in support of his friend Ruslan Madiyev who will be fighting in a 4-round super lightweight bout.
As a special treat to fans, former Three-Time World Champion Fernando “Ferocious” Vargas will also be in attendance to host a meet and greet at the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center prior to the bouts on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Plus: Fernando Vargas to host a special fan meet-and-greet at
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino this Thursday 6:00 p.m. at the Special Events Center!
WBA & IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin, GGG, will also be in attendance!
MAY 7 – THE BELASCO THEATER – DOWNTOWN LA
NEXT WEEK! Undefeated Manuel “Tino” Avila to Take on Erik Ruiz at May 7
LA FIGHT CLUB Show
Live from The Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles in on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
The May 7 edition of Golden Boy Promotions’ successful new series LA FIGHT CLUB will feature the undefeated Manuel “Tino” Avila
from Fairfield, California facing off against Erik Ruiz in a 10-round super bantamweight bout at The Belasco Theater and televised live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes
at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT.
In the co-main event Mexicali, Mexico’s Diego De La Hoya (9-0, 6 KOs) will compete in an eight-round featherweight bout. Opening up the telecast, Los Angeles native, Oscar Negrete (8-0, 3KOs) will get in the ring for a six-round super bantamweight bout and Los Angeles fan favorite Nick Arce will be featured in a four round featherweight bout hoping to make air time. Also, Los Angeles rising stars, lightweight Jesus Ivan Delgado (4-0-1, 1 KO) and bantamweight newcomer Miguel Alcantara who will make his professional debut, will be featured in separate four-round fights.
MAY 9: CANELO ALVAREZ VS.
MAY 9 – MINUTE MAID PARK – HOUSTON, TX
Canelo Alvarez’s San Diego Media Workout
Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) hosted a media workout last week on Monday, April 20 at the House of Boxing in San Diego in advance of his fight against Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) on May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and telecast live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.
Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Alvarez’s manager and co-trainer, Chepo Reynoso and head trainer Eddy Reynoso were all on hand for media day. Don’t miss Team Canelo May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.
The “24/7 Canelo/Kirkland” special that premieres Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will also be available on the HBO On Demand service, HBO GO, and at www.hbo.com/boxing.
Don’t miss Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland and Humberto Soto vs. Frankie Gomez LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Matthysse Defeats Provodnikov by Majority Decision in a Thriller Battle at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona New York
Live on HBO Boxing After Dark®
Sold-Out Show Already Being Dubbed Candidate for ‘Fight Of The Year’
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was treated to a historic sold out match-up between two of the most exciting gladiators in boxing as Lucas “La Maqina”” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO’s) took a majority decision victory over “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KO’s) in a 12-round junior welterweight bout on the split-site doubleheader on HBO Boxing After Dark ®.
Presented by Banner Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, the action packed night showcased two athletes fighting in the prime of their careers, with a title shot in the 140-pound division likely hanging in the horizon.
Sadam Ali Takes the Win Over Francisco Santana Saturday Night on HBO World Championship Boxing on the undercard
of Klitschko vs. Jennings
Welterweight prospect, Sadam Ali of Brooklyn, New York remained undefeated this Saturday against a tough Francisco Santana in the opening TV bout of Klitschko vs. Jennings on HBO World Championship Boxing. Ali improved his record to (22-0, 12 KOs) after scoring a 10-rounds unanimous decision win over Santana with scores of 97-93, 97-93, and 100-90.
2014 BWAA Fight of the Year – Lucas Matthysse vs. John Molina
Less than a week after Lucas Matthysse took on Ruslan Provodnikov in what could be the 2015 Fight of the Year, the Boxing Writers Association of America presented Lucas Matthysse vs. John Molina with the Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier Award for the 2014 Fight of the Year last week on Friday, April 24. Golden Boy Promotions Partner, Bernard Hopkins was present to accept the award on behalf of both fighters.