FULL CARD ANNOUNCED FOR GOLDEN BOY LIVE! CARD IN FAIRFIELD, CALIF.
ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
“TINO” AVILA FACES “FINITO” FRIAS IN MAIN EVENT ON
FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES
FAIRFIELD, CALIF. (Aug. 20) – California’s finest will take to the ring at the Allan Witt Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif. on Friday, August 22, with a host of young prospects who are ready to test themselves on a stacked nine-fight card filled with explosive fistic action.
In the Golden Boy Live! main event on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, top junior featherweight prospect Manuel “Tino” Avila puts his undefeated record on the line against Mexico’s Sergio “Finito” Frias. In the co-main event, it’s an eight-round heavyweight showdown when unbeaten Gerald “El Gallo” Washington faces veteran standout Nagy Aguilera. In the eight-round televised opener, Sacramento featherweightGuy Robb squares off against unbeaten Ronell Green of Wheeling, West Virginia.
A six-round lightweight bout that may see television time on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will feature San Jose’s Andy “The Shark” Vences (8-0, 4 KOs) against Hollywood’s Cesar Martinez (4-2-2, 1 KO). Unbeaten as a professional, Vences has won his last two fights by knockout, most recently stopping 59-fight veteran Adolfo Landeros in two rounds in July. The 25-year-old Martinez, a native of Spain, hopes to get back on the winning track after an April draw with undefeated Luis Ambrosio.
Junior middleweights Joel Siapano (0-1) of San Leandro and Jesus Sanchez (1-0) of Fresno kicked off their professional careers against each other in July, with Sanchez pulling out a four-round split decision victory. Now they will meet again this Friday to settle the score.
Vacaville cruiserweight Ryan Bourland (3-0, 2 KOs) will seek his fourth straight professional win when he battles debuting Phillip Smith of Modesto in a four-round bout.
Plus, Madera’s Chris Bautista (2-0) faces Percy Peterson (0-3-1) in a junior welterweight bout, middleweights Mauricio Zavaleta (1-1, 1 KO)of San Leandroand William Walters(1-3) of Sacramento meet in a middleweight matchup, and in the featherweight opener, Los Angeles’ Manny Robles Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs) gets a veteran test in the form of Acapulco’sSergio Najera (8-14-2, 2 KOs). These three bouts are all scheduled for four rounds.
Avila vs. Frias is a 10-round junior featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents and sponsored by Corona Extra and O’Reilly Auto Parts. The Allan Witt Sports Center doors open at 5:30 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 6:00 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
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