LOS ANGELES (Aug. 5) – This Saturday, the Coachella Valley desert in California will once again sizzle with an exciting, action-packed evening of boxing, live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and televised live on HBO Latino® Boxing at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-2-1, 13 KO’s), former interim WBA light-welterweight Champion of Caracas, Venezuela, will battle undefeated Russian boxer Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KO’s) as he defends his current NABA welterweight title in the much-anticipated 12-round main event.
Also live on the HBO Latino® Boxing, former world title contender Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas (21-1-2, 14 KO’s) of Miami will face off against undefeated standout Manuel “Tino” Avila (17-0, 7 KO’s) of Fairfield, Calif. in the co-main event for the vacant interim NABF super-bantamweight title in a 10-round super-bantamweight bout.
Opening up the HBO Latino® Boxing live telecast at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), Philadelphia son Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KO’s) will now face new opponent Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KO’s) of Barranquilla, Columbia in a 10-round super-featherweight fight.
In the non-televised undercard, Irish knockout artist and Los Angeles transplant Jason Quigley (7-0, 7 KO’s) is set to take on Michael Faulk (3-2, 1 KO) of Queens, New York in a six-round super-middleweight bout. As previously announced, Paulis Ritter of Newport Beach, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round heavyweight bout against Tommy Washington (3-7, 2 KO’s) of Lansing, Mich. and undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez (11-0, 4 KO’s) of Glendora, Calif., will face Miguel Tamayo (17-14-2, 15 KO’s) of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico in a six-round featherweight bout. Palm Desert junior-middleweight favorite Neeco Macias (8-0, 4 KO’s) will compete in six-round bout against Julian Cruz (2-4) of Long Beach, Calif. and local fighter, Darius Ervin (2-0) will take on Diego Padilla (1-0) of Los Angeles in a four-round welterweight bout. Lastly, middleweight Quilisto Madera (1-0) of Las Vegas will open up the night in a four-round middleweight battle against Tijuana, Mexico’s Fernando Najera (1-7).
Adding to the excitement at Fantasy Springs on Aug. 8, 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. Fans with tickets to the event will have an opportunity to meet and take photos with the decorated champion.
Tickets are priced at $25, $35 and $45 and available for purchase now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com