Michael Perez vs. Marcelino Lopez Headlines Golden Boy
Boxing On ESPN This Thursday,
April 20 From Turning Stone In Verona, NY
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN is at it again with an
action-packed undercard to match its highly anticipated
super lightweight main event between Michael "The Artist"
Perez (24-2-2, 11 KOs) and Marcelino "Nino" Lopez (32-1-1,
17 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight main event on
Thursday, April 20 live from Turning Stone Resort Casino in
Verona, NY and broadcast live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
starting at 10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. PST.
Hoping to make air time before the co-main event between
Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis (17-0, 12 KOs) and John Karl Sosa
(13-2, 6 KOs), Travell "Black Magic" Mazion (10-0, 10 KOs)
from Austin, TX will look to retain his undefeated status in
a six round super welterweight fight against Aguascalientes,
Mexico's Juan Jesus Rivera (28-17, 18 KOs). With none of his
opponents lasting past the third round, "Black Magic" is
making a long-awaited return to the ring after a two-year
Topping the ESPN3 live stream, Eddie "E-Boy" Gomez (19-2, 11
KOs) hailing from Bronx, NY, will look to make a spectacular
rebound in taking on Grecian warrior Dennis "The Spartan"
Dauti (14-1, 7 KOs) of Naousa, Greece in an eight round
welterweight fight. Gomez's last fight resulted in an upset
first round knockout by Rashidi Ellis for the IBF North
American welterweight title last December.
Participating in the light heavyweight division, Vyacheslav
"Lion Heart-Chingonskyy" Shabranskyy (17-1, 14 KOs) is
facing Fredrick, MD's Larry "Hitman" Pryor (10-14, 5 KOs) in
a bout scheduled to go eight rounds. Shabranskyy was last
seen in December battling against tough fighter Sullivan
Barrera for the vacant WBC USNBC light heavyweight
Highly touted and undefeated prospect from Syracuse, NY,
Jimmy Garcia (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight in a scheduled four
round super welterweight fight against Albert Tulley of
Governor, NY who will be making his pro debut. Garcia is
stepping back in to the action after defeating James
Robinson over a year ago via unanimous decision.
Kicking off fight night, Staten Island, NY's James "King"
Wilkins (1-0, 1 KO) is fighting for the second time in his
professional career for a super lightweight fight to go four
rounds against Edgar Galvez (0-1) of Tucson, AZ. Wilkins
comes back off a remarkable second round knockout over Jack
Grady last summer.