The crowd will be star-studded with Oscar de la Hoya scheduled to attend
LOS ANGELES – With Ten-Time World Champion Oscar de la Hoya and top rated bantamweight contender Abner Mares scheduled to attend, it’s the hottest ticket in Temecula, California, and if you can’t get to the Pechanga Resort & Casino, make sure you tune in to TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” on Friday, July 23, as unbeaten Craig McEwan is tested by Carlsbad veteran Danny Perez, and exciting prospects Charles Huerta and Jonathan Arias collide in a featherweight battle.
McEwan vs. Perez, a ten round middleweight bout and Huerta vs. Arias, a six-round featherweight bout headline a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Ringside Ticket Inc. and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” will be broadcast at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT).
Tickets, priced starting at just $35, are on sale now by calling (877) 711-2946 or visiting www.pechanga.com. Doors open at 6:00pm PT and the first fight begins at 7:00pm PT.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, 28-year-old Craig McEwan (18-0, 10 KO’s) has established himself as one of the best prospects to emerge from the United Kingdom in years and now he’s looking forward to the next step in his career. Owner of wins over Brian Vera, Darnell Boone and James Parison, the Freddie Roach trained McEwan plans on making Danny Perez the next name on his resume of vanquished foes on July 23.
In his 14-year career, Carlsbad, California’s Danny “Dynamite” Perez (34-7, 17 KO’s) has been in with some of the best fighters in the game including highly touted Cuban prospect Erislandy Lara and former World Champion Antonio Margarito (twice) who he sent to the canvas in a razor thin split decision loss in their first fight. Winner of three of his last five bouts, Perez is eager to introduce McEwan to the next level of middleweight boxing.
The pride of Paramount, California, 23-year old Charles Huerta (13-1, 7 KO’s), has bounced back nicely since losing his first pro bout last July, and with back-to-back wins over Rodrigo Aranda and Guadalupe DeLeon, he’s back on his way to the top. Mexicali, Baja California Mexico’s Jonathan Arias (15-5, 8 KO’s) is looking to right his own ship later this month, and he’s got his sights set on making Huerta the first win on his comeback.
Also in action this Friday night will be undefeated Florida knockout artist Keith Thurman (12-0, 11 KO’s) who puts his perfect record on the line against fellow unbeaten Stalinn Lopez (7-0, 3 KO’s) in an eight round welterweight contest.
The hits just keep on coming, as Roger Mayweather protégé Dion Savage (8-0, 5 KO’s) comes into town from Flint, Michigan to take on veteran competitor Demetrius Davis (20-22-5, 8 KO’s) in a six round super middleweight fight, and highly-touted Las Vegas welterweight Anthony Martinez (3-0, 3 KO’s) risks his “0” against Lakewood, California’s Nicholaus Brannies (1-5) in a four round bout.
Opening the show will be a four round middleweight fight between power punching Minnesotan Cerresso Fort (9-0, 8 KO’s) and Sacramento’s Steven Macomber (3-8-1).
Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of “Sólo Boxeo Tecate,” which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today’s up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions’ marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum “Tecate Museo de Boxeo”, which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.