LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2014) – Southern California boxing fans will be in for a full night of boxing action at the Del Mar Fairgrounds – Bing Crosby Hall on Thursday, December 4, as FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! delivers another stacked card headlined by local favorites and top prospects.
In the televised main event, Fairfield standout Alan Sanchez (14-3-1, 8 KOs) battles veteran contender Ed “The Lion” Parades (35-4-1, 23 KOs)in a 10-round welterweight standoff. The co-feature will see popular local star Manuel “Tino” Avila (16-0, 7 KOs) in a junior featherweight matchup against Jose Luis “Tapitas” Araiza (34-9-1, 25 KOs) in a 10-round brawl.
Just added to the card in the TV opener is Australian lightweight standout “Wild” Will Tomlinson (22-1-1, 12 KOs), who will face Miguel Zamudio (29-5-1, 17 KOs) in an eight-round contest.
Tickets priced at $75, $60, $45 and $29 plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations, the Del Mar Fair Grounds Box Office by calling (858) 792-4252 or online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.pacopresentsboxing.com.
Fighting out of Melbourne, Australia, 28-year-old “Wild” Will Tomlinson (22-1-1, 12 KOs) won several regional titles down under and was racing toward a world title shot before an upset loss to Jerry Belmontes in March. Tomlinson wasn’t deterred from his path though and in August he bounced back with a victory over Alberto Cupido that put him on the road to the top once more.
Sparks will fly in a middleweight swing bout scheduled for six rounds when Merida, Mexico’s Elias “Latin Kid” Espadas (6-1, 3 KOs) faces off against San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Carlos “Macho” Lopez (5-1-1, 3 KOs) in a clash of hungry prospects.
The San Diego boxing community will be well represented on December 4, led by light heavyweight Ulises Sierra (7-0-2, 5 KOs), a hard-hitting 25-year-old who will risk his unbeaten record in a four-round rematch against fellow San Diegan Loren Myers (9-19-1, 2 KOs). The two met in February, but the bout met an abbreviated end due to an injury suffered by Myers, but it is back on and both fighters are ready to showcase their skills in front of a hometown crowd.
Another showdown for San Diego bragging rights will see Bryan Nevarez (1-0) meetMario Angeles (1-5-2) in a four-round welterweight bout.
National City’s Adrian Bargas (10-0-1, 7 KOs) has impressed thus far as a professional and on December 4 he will look to keep the positive momentum going in a six-round junior welterweight matchup against seasoned Mexican veteran Yair Aguilar (11-21-1, 4 KOs).
Also taking place in the junior welterweight division is a six-round showdown between Oceanside’s Jonathan Quiroz (5-2, 1 KO) and Oxnard’s Daniel Covielles (3-1, 1 KO). Kicking off the evening will be a four-round junior featherweight opener featuring San Diego’s own Jorge Ruiz (6-2, 2 KOs) against on Los Angeles’ Raymond Chacon (5-11).