UNBEATEN SHAWN ESTRADA AND NABO CHAMP JOHN MOLINA JR. FEATURED ON JANUARY 28 UNDERCARD AT PECHANGA

UNBEATEN SHAWN ESTRADA AND NABO CHAMP JOHN MOLINA JR. FEATURED ON JANUARY 28 UNDERCARD AT PECHANGA

Los Angeles, CA  – As if the ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” televised doubleheader featuring heavyweight Cristobal Arreola vs. Joey Abell and the Michael Dallas, Jr. – Josesito Lopez battle for the NABF Junior Welterweight Championship didn’t offer enough excitement for boxing fans at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, Goossen Tutor Promotions will present a talent-laden undercard of local area favorites in action in the Temecula, CA venue.

East LA’s undefeated U.S. Olympian Shawn “Manos De Oro” Estrada (10-0, 9 KOs) will be featured in a scheduled six-round bout against his toughest competition to date in John “The Iron Man” Schmidt (10-1, 6 KOs), of Minneapolis, MN, in a super middleweight matchup.

In an eight-round non-title contest, Covina’s NABO Lightweight Champion John Molina, Jr. (21-1, 17 KOs), rated #2 WBO and #10 WBA, will be the first ring action since his stunning 11th-round TKO of top world contender Hank Lundy to capture the crown on a nationally-televised thriller back in July.

Rounding out the undercard – in separate four-round bouts — will be a pair of fighters from the region who have knocked out all of their opponents.  In a battle of bantamweights, Matt Villanueva (4-0, 4 KOs), of Van Nuys, will give up a few years in experience when he squares off with Santa Ana’s Jose Luis Cardenas (5-11-1, 3 KOs).  And Kevin Hoskins (3-0, 3 KOs), hailing from Los Angeles, will do likewise when he is tested by veteran Ramon Flores (3-9-2, 2 KOs), from Wilmington, CA.

“What a way to kick off our first show on American soil in 2011 by presenting Southern California boxing fans with a talented array of locally-based fighters underneath our two main bouts,” Goossen Tutor Promotions Dan Goossen exclaimed.

“Shawn Estrada continues his progression from outstanding amateur and Olympic Team member to a potential world contender.  John Molina, Jr. is on the precipice of a world title shot. And Matt Villanueva and Kevin Hoskins have kicked off their pro careers in knockout fashion.”

Tickets prices start at $35 and are available at www.pechanga.com, directly at the Pechanga Box Office daily from 10am to 10pm, or by calling 1-877-711-2WIN.  Doors open at 5:00 PM.  First Bout is at 6:00 PM.

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