DEL MAR, CA – An opponent has been announced for the”Ringside at Del Mar” 8-round main event featuring Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (26-1, 14 KOs). The popular Filipino fighter will face Mexico’s Edgar “Basuras” Riovalle (37-17-2, 26 KOs) at the Del Mar Fairgrounds onFriday, April 11, 2014. This event is brought to you by Paco Presents in association with A&T Gym, Don Chargin, and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment.
By me everything is okay. For example, before every fight I have a big trouble with my weight, but this time everything is okay. Sparring is going quite well and I hope that I can bring a great fight to Washington, D.C.
I want to thank everybody for joining. You know, here it is, another stage. I am on another type of stage like the one we had with Gabriel Rosado and now here we are again with Marco Periban. He’s a tough fighter. I know he’s going to come with his A game. I’m definitely going to come with my A game, and that’s what’s makes fights right there.
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PHILADELPHIA – IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins is pleased to announce that he andGolden Boy Promotions have made a significant donation to fund the completion of the previously announced Joe Frazier statue that will stand nine feet tall outside of Xfinity Live in Philadelphia’s sports stadium complex (corner of Patterson and 11th Street). Hopkins, a friend of the Frazier family and a Philadelphia boxing legend in his own right, is set to once again showcase his fighting roots when he steps into the ring on Saturday, April 19 against WBA and IBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. live on SHOWTIME.
NEW JERSEY – Gary Shaw Productions has just signed undefeated Super Middleweight contender Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (18-0-1, 10 KOs) to a promotional agreement. In his last fight, Gonzales, who hails from Sacramento, Ca, defeated previously unbeaten contender Jonathan Nelson (18-1, 8 KOs) back on November 11, 2103.