Gamboa vs. Robinson Castellanos
Headlines May 5 ESPN Tripleheader From Las Vegas
On Friday, May 5, one day before the mega-fight between
Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. goes down in Las
Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions will throw a Cinco de Mayo
fiesta at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fans will get a full
afternoon and evening of activity starting with the Official
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr.Weigh In, an action-packed night of
Golden Boy Boxing onESPN fights headlined by Former
Three-Division World Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa taking on the
longtime contender Robinson Castellanos, surprise fighter
appearances, DJs, sponsor giveaways, entertainment and much,
First, the MGM Grand Garden Arena doors will open at 1:00
p.m. PST for the official Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. and full
undercard Weigh-in with fighters hitting the scales at 2:00
p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. EST, main pay-per-view-view undercard to
weigh in beginning at 2:30 p.m. PST/5:30 p.m. EST. Soon
after the weigh-in, the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN fights
will begin, leading into a special televised tripleheader of
fan-friendly action live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
As a special treat to the fans, Golden Boy Promotions will
be giving away exclusive VIP seating and entrance to the
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. Weigh-in with purchase of a ticket to
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN: Gamboa vs. Castellanos.
"On the eve of the Mexico vs. Mexico superfight that is
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr., it was only fitting we throw the
ultimate fan fiesta on Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas," said
Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
"There is no better way to enjoy this special holiday than
to come out and watch some top quality, action-packed
fights, listen to the sounds of the mariachi bands and wave
your Mexican flags."
Cuban standout and Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis "El
Ciclon de Guantánamo" Gamboa (26-1, 17 KOs) of Miami, FL
will be making a rapid return to the ring to face rugged
Celaya, Mexico fighter Robinson "Robin Hood" Castellanos
(21-11, 13 KOs) in a main event lightweight fight scheduled
for 10 rounds transmitted on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST.
In the co-main event, Abraham "El Chamaco" Lopez (22-0-1, 15
KOs) of La Puente, CA will put his WBA-NABA Featherweight
title and undefeated record on the line, as he squares off
in a 10 round bout against dangerous fighter Jesus Rojas
(24-1-2, 17 KOs) hailing from Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Opening up Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN televised fights,
someone's "0" must go as Sao Paulo, Brazil's own Yamaguchi
Falcão (12-0, 6 KOs) faces his toughest challenge yet in the
sturdy Morgan "Big Chief" Fitch (18-0-1, 8 KOs) of
Pittsburgh, PA in a 10 round middleweight match.
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN: Gamboa vs. Castellanos is a
10-round lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy
Promotions in association with ZR Entertainment and
sponsored by Tecate BORN BOLD. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will
transmit the fights live on Friday, May 5 from the MGM Grand
Garden Arena at 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST. ESPN Deportes
will also air the undercard matches, starting at 7:00 p.m.
ET/4:00 p.m. PT. The same bouts will also run at the same
time in English, on ESPN3, with TV coverage starting at 8:00
p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on ESPN2.