TUCSON, Ariz. (June 12, 2018) – Michelle Rosado’s *Raging Babe h*as built
a reputation for quality, sold out events across the country, and she
returns to *Tucson’s Casino Del Sol*on *Saturday evening, July 21*, with Guerra
De Gallos, a fight card that is quickly living up to its name.
The scheduled eight-round main event features a hometown battle between two
fighters who have earned their stripes fighting tough competition on the
road. After competing in other fighters’ backyards and dealing with their
opponents’ home crowds and officials, junior welterweights *Alfonso
4 KOs) and *Wilberth Lopez* (21-9, 15 KOs) will have a chance to showcase
their incredible tenacity and talent in front of their own families,
friends and Tucson fans.
Olvera, who has had trouble finding opponents, has faced top competition
since turning pro. In his second fight, he went the distance with Ivan
Baranchyk, currently unbeaten at 19-0. Olvera’s trail of upsets includes a
2005 unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Ryan “Cowboy” Karl and
another over Chicago’s Genaro Mendez.
Lopez, who knocked out Phoenix’s Keenan Carbajal in his professional debut
in 2013, has gone on to fight stiff competition across the country. He
was the first to take World Super Bantamweight Champion Isaac Dogboe the
distance when they met in 2014. Three years later, Lopez upset Jose Roman
(24-2-1, 16 KOs), via unanimous decision in Roman’s backyard.
Lopez’s southpaw style and reach kept Roman at bay and earned him the win.
“This is a fight between two highly skilled, local fighters who have never
had the benefit of hand-picked opponents and hometown decisions,” said
Rosado. “This fight will be one of the best Arizona has seen in years. I’m
excited to give Tucson fans what could be Fight of the Year, and to bring
back the pride that comes with competing to be the best in the state.”
The card is stacked with Tucson talent. Junior lightweight *Jensen
1 KO) makes returns against *Jesus Arevalo* (2-3), and Tucson junior
welterweight *Christopher Gonzalez* (2-0) will make his return to the Old
Pueblo after securing his second win in Phoenix earlier this year. *Mike
Martinez*, *Emmanuel Guajardo*, *Nicholas Rhoads*, *Judas Estrada* and *Breenan
Macias* round out the eight-bout card.
Casino Del Sol has hosted boxing events since 2003, and has become a
premier destination for boxing in Southern Arizona. Fernando Vargas, Mia
St. John and Yori Boy Campas are just a few boxing legends to have graced
the casino’s ring. “We are excited to bring boxing back to Tucson once
again,” said Kimberly Van Amburg, CEO of Casino Del Sol. “Our goal is
always to provide the best entertainment in Southern Arizona, and Guerra De
Gallos will definitely deliver.”
Tickets for “Guerra De Gallos” start at $25, and will be available online
by phone at (520) 333-5150 or at the Casino Del Sol Gift Shop beginning Friday,
June 15. A press conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at
the Paradiso Lounge inside Casino Del Sol. The public is invited.
The July 21 card begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The card is promoted
by Raging Babe and Peltz Boxing. For more information, visit