Alexis Rocha To Face Toughest Test Yet Against Brad
Solomon On The Undercard Of Garcia vs. Fonseca
Welterweight prospect Alexis "Lex" Rocha (15-0, 10 KOs) will
take an important step up in competition as he defends his
WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title against Brad
"King" Solomon (28-2, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout on the
undercard of Garcia vs. Fonseca. The event will take place
Friday, Feb. 14 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California and
will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
Rocha is a 22-year-old southpaw of Santa Ana, California who
is widely considered as one of the best rising prospects of
the welterweight division. Since making his debut in 2016,
Rocha has steadily climbed the rankings by fighting some of
the biggest cards that Southern California has hosted in
recent years. After defending his regional title against the
likes of Berlin Abreu and Roberto Valenzuela Jr., Rocha will
look to pass the toughest test of his career when he takes
on tough contender Solomon.
"I'm excited and looking forward to fighting in my backyard
at the Honda center," said Alexis Rocha. "Brad Solomon is a
big step up and will present a challenge, but I am more than
ready. I'm looking to make a statement on February 14, and
hope I get the recognition I deserve as one of the best
fighters in the welterweight division"
Solomon is a 36-year-old contender of Lafayette, Lousiana
who was a standout amateur boxer before debuting as a
professional in 2008. Aside from winning several Golden
Gloves titles, Solomon also possess an amateur win over
Javier Molina. As a professional, he as defeated tough
fighters such as Freddy "The Rail" Hernandez and Adrian "El
Tigre" Granados. Solomon is coming off a loss against Vergil
Ortiz Jr. in what was a valiant effort. He'll now look to
have better success against Rocha.
"I'm coming to make a statement in this fight," said Brad
Solomon. "I just fought on a Golden Boy card in December,
but I'm coming right back to show what I'm made of. So, make
sure you tune into my fight on Feb. 14 because I will
demonstrate that I have a lot of unfinished business in the
As previously announced, Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) of
Victorville, Calif. will defend his WBC Silver Lightweight
Title against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) of Managua,
Nicaragua in the 12-round main event.
In the co-main event, Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (46-5,
28 KOs) will take on Carlos Morales (19-4-4, 8 KOs) of Los
Angeles in a 10-round lightweight battle.
Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (15-0, 10 KOs) of Las Vegas will
defend his NABF Welterweight Crown against Samuel Kotey
(23-2, 16 KOs) of Baltimore in a 10-round bout.
Tenochtitlan "T-Dog" Nava (7-2, 1 KO) of Los Angeles will
face Anthony Casillas
(8-1, 4 KOs) of Southgate, Calif. in a six-round
Bektemir Melikuiziev (4-0, 3 KOs) of Shoimbek, Uzbekistan
will defend his WBA Continental Americas Super Middleweight
Championship against Marco Antonio Periban (25-5-1, 16 KOs)
of Mexico City, Mexico in a 10-round clash.
Newly signed prospect Evan Sanchez (6-0, 5 KOs) of Parlier,
Calif. will participate in a six-round welterweight bout.
Alejandro "PinPon" Reyes (2-0, 2 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico
will return in a four-round lightweight battle.