LOS ANGELES (February 5, 2018): Former Undisputed Heavyweight World
*Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe *will be the special VIP guest for the Feb.
*Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN *at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio,
Calif. The highly anticipated headlining matchup will feature 126-pound
contender *Joseph **”JoJo” Diaz, Jr. *(25-0, 13 KOs) defending his NABF
and NABO Featherweight Titles against former world champion *Victor
“Vikingo” Terrazas* (38-4-2, 21 KOs) in a 10-round fight.
Doors to the Special Events Center open and first fight begins at 5:00 p.m.
PT. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will transmit the fights beginning at 11:30
p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT, and streaming on ESPN3 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00
A certified Hall of Famer, “Big Daddy” Bowe is known as the only Undisputed
Heavyweight World Champion to have earned belts from all four main
sanctioning bodies – WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO. The controversial heavyweight
faced some of the best fighters of his era, including *Andrzej
“The Real Deal” Holyfield, Jorge Luis Gonzalez, Herbie “Dancing Destroyer”
Hide, *and* Michael “Dynamite” Dokes*. Bowe is also one of five former
heavyweight champions to have never suffered a stoppage defeat in the span
of more than 40 fights in his career. Bowe will be in attendance for this
event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy
Springs Special Events Center before the ESPN transmission begins. The
meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the
Tickets for the event start at $25 and are available at the Fantasy Springs
Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946 <(800)%20827-2946>, or
by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com
Chief support to the main event battle will be knockout artist *Vergil
Ortiz, Jr.* (8-0, 8 KOs), who will participate in the eight-round co-main
event for the vacant Junior NABF Super Lightweight Title against the
dangerous *Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez* (15-3,11 KOs) of Sinaloa, Mexico.
Ortiz, Jr. has never heard the final bell of a bout and will be putting his
spotless record on the line as he takes a step up in competition and fights
for his first regional title.
Lightweight knockout artist *Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez* (18-1, 15 KOs)
will make his highly anticipated ring return over a scheduled eight rounds
of action and will kick off the ESPN3 coverage.Gonzalez will face *Rey
“Flash” Perez *(21-9, 6 KOs), a Filipino fighter who now calls Los Angeles
home and who was last seen giving Lamont Roach, Jr. trouble in the main
event of the Nov. 30 edition of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.*
*Manny “Chato” Robles III* (14-0, 6 KOs), who is trained by his
world-renowned father, Manny Robles, Jr., will participate in an
eight-round featherweight affair. Power punching prospect* Edgar “Kid Neza”
Valerio* (10-0, 7 KOs) of Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl by way of South Central,
Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in an eight-round battle in the
San Diego’s *Genaro “El Conde” Gamez* (6-0, 4 KOs) will participate in an
eight-round lightweight fight, and *Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. *(11-0,
4 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas will open up the stacked card at Fantasy
Springs Resort Casino in a scheduled eight-round super featherweight fight.
Opponents for all these exciting prospects will be announced shortly.
Media interested in attending *Golden Boy Boxing: Diaz, Jr. vs. Terrazas *must
request credentials by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. PT
on Friday, February 16.
*Diaz, Jr. vs. Terrazas *is a 10-round fight for the NABF and NABO
featherweight titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is
sponsored by Tecate, “*THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING*” and Hennessy, “*Never
Stop, Never Settle.”* The fights will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Doors to the Special Events Center open and
the first televised bout begin at 5:00 p.m. PT. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
will air the fights beginning at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT, and stream
live on ESPN3 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event start at $25 and will be available at the Fantasy
Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946
<(800)%20827-2946>, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com
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