INDIO, CALIF.: Ruben “El Puas” Olivares, considered by many the greatest bantamweight champion of all time, will be the special VIP guest for the May 16 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 10-round battle between “Ruthless” Romero Duno (19-1, 15 KOs) and Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KOs) for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title. The fights will be streamed live on RingTV.com
and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation.
In a career that spanned more than 100 professional fights, Olivares had 89 victories including 79 by knockout. The Mexico City native holds the record for the most wins in unified title bouts in bantamweight history at six and compiled separate streaks of 22 and 21 consecutive knockouts. In 2003, The Ring placed him at No. 12 on their list of the greatest punchers of all time.
A member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, Olivares remains a beloved figure in his home country. After his retirement, he became a mainstream entertainment star with appearances in numerous Mexican movies. Olivares will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (17-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will defend his NABF Featherweight Title against Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-0-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round fight between two undefeated fighters.
Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (14-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas will fight in an eight-round super welterweight battle.
Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-4-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. return in an eight-round lightweight fight.
Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (8-0, 5 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. will battle Daniel Evangelista (20-9-2 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in an eight-round super lightweight bout.
Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-1, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in a six-round super featherweight fight.
Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (3-0, 1 KO) of Victorville, Calif. will return in a six-round super featherweight fight.
Kevin Anton of Palmdale, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round welterweight fight.
Opponents for the undercard will be announced shortly.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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