Palm Springs Boxing Gala Rescheduled For May 20 Fighter
Injuries Delaying Scheduled Matchups
The much anticipated showdown between rising Liveco boxer
Max "The General" Becerra and Washington's Ricardo Maldonado
will have to wait a little longer.
Santa Ana's Becerra (11-2-2 7KOs) has been diagnosed with a
minor hand injury that has interrupted his training for the
scheduled April 22 bout that was the featured fight of the
Palm Springs Boxing Gala at the Renaissance Hotel. The event
will now take place on Saturday, May 20 with the same fight
The postponement also gives Liveco stablemate Pomona's David
"Left Hook" Lopez (4-0 3KOs) more time to heal while nursing
a hand injury also sustained in training.
Liveco Boxing founder Ron Sanderson said, "In light of these
injuries, we thought it would be best for our boxers and our
fans to postpone the Gala rather than scramble together
fights at the last minute or drop a fighter from the card.
Injuries are a part of boxing. These boxers are significant
players in the Liveco family and we want them to be healthy
and uncompromised for their fights."
Sanderson said Lopez and Becerra's hand issues are not
considered major injuries, but after further medical
evaluation, their trainers decided it would be better for
them to fully heal and train appropriately rather than put
their fighters at risk.
The May 20 event is the second of a series of Boxing Galas
planned by Liveco Boxing featuring its fighters in Palm
Springs. Also scheduled to fight on the undercard that
evening are the Bay Area's Eric "El Gallo de Oro" (9-0 6KOs)
and Daniel "El Pantera" Andujo (3-1-0 1KO) from Murrieta
along with other California talent.
Becerra and Lopez dispatched their opponents at the first
Palm Springs Boxing Gala with tremendous showings in front
of a packed house. Both are looking to continue their streak
in the Coachella Valley as is Andujo who also collected a
win at the Gala in February before signing with Liveco.
Becerra said he was anxious and ready for his first fight as
a headliner, especially in his home state. "This is going to
be a huge night for me and my team. But I know I need to be
patient and get my hand back in shape before I can continue
chasing my dream."