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*LOS ANGELES *(April 26, 2018): *Ryan “The Flash” Garcia* (14-0, 13 KO)
hosted a media workout today at *Legendz Boxing Gym* in Norwalk, Calif.
ahead of a very special May 4 edition of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN* at StubHub
Center in Carson, Calif. Garcia will kick off the Cinco de Mayo festivities
as he faces seasoned Puerto Rican contender *Jayson “La Maravilla”
Velez* (26-4-1,
18 KOs) in the 10-round main event in the super featherweight division.
ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30
p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Undercard fighters of the *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN* show were also in
attendance. *Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada* (12-0, 2 KOs), who will return in
an eight-round flyweight fight. *Marvin Cabrera* (7-0, 5 KOs) will
participate in an eight-round super welterweight clash. Garden City,
Kansas’ *Richard “Kansas Kid” Acevedo *(1-0, 1 KO) will fight in a
four-round super welterweight battle.

Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the media workout:

*RYAN “THE FLASH” GARCIA**, Current Junior NABF Super *
*Featherweight Champion:*

“This is going to be an amazing event. This will be another step in my
legacy, and I look forward to a world-changing fight. It doesn’t matter how
much experience Jayson Velez has. I’m going to fight the way I fight,
whether he fought for a world title or not. I’m going to see how he fights,
and I’ll know what to do.”

“I’ve noticed that he drops his hand a lot, so I’m going to feint to the
body and catch him with my left hook. This fight is going to end in the
fourth round. I may end it early, but I say it’ll end in the fourth round.
The knockout doesn’t have to be with one punch because I also know how to
end fights with a barrage and force the referee to end it. These two belts
[NABF and NABO Super Featherweight Titles] will be on the line, and I know
the the next fight will be for a world title.”

*SENIESA “SUPER BAD” ESTRADA**, Super Flyweight Prospect:*

“I train how I always do, no matter who my opponent is. Of course, it is
helpful to know who I am fighting from the beginning, but either way I’m
going to be very much prepared. It feels great to have young girls
following me. When I grew up, I didn’t have many girls in boxing to look up
to. I looked up to Roy Jones, Jr. So I’m happy girls are looking up to me.”

*MARVIN CABRERA**, Super Welterweight Prospect:*

“I know this is an experienced opponent. We’re going to take advantage of
this opportunity to fight at StubHub, and we’ll do what we love, which is
fighting. Hopefully by the end of the year I can have my first 10-round

*RICHARD “KANSAS KID” ACEVEDO**, Welterweight Prospect:*

“I’m happy to be working with my new trainers, the Saucedo Brothers, at
Westside Boxing Club. We’re great friends outside the gym, but in the gym,
they are my coaches and there is a lot of respect. I’m excited about
fighting on a Golden Boy card. I’ll be going in with everything, and if the
knockout comes, it comes.”

*(ABOVE: Azat Hovhannisyan talks to the media ahead of his fight against
Rey Vargas for the WBC Super Bantamweight World **Title **on May 12 and
televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing)*

*Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan* (14-2, 11 KOs) also participated in the media
workout today. Hovhannisyan will challenge *Rey Vargas* (31-0, 22 KOs) for
the WBC Super Bantamweight Title in the co-main event of spectacular card
at *Turning Stone Resort Casino* on Saturday, May 12. The event is chief
support to the 12-round co-main event to *Sadam “World Kid” Ali* and*Liam
“Beefy” Smith* for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship. The
doubleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing
beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

*AZAT “CRAZY A” HOVHANNISYAN,** WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight

“Ever since I was a kid in Armenia, I was trained to fight with an exciting
style. I had over 200 amateur fights, and that gave me a lot of experience.
I lost my professional debut, but I knew I was better than that.”

“Rey Vargas is a dangerous opponent. He’s very tall and long, but beside
that I don’t see anything else. I’ve sparred with a lot of tall opponents,
so I know how they fight, and I’ll be more than ready to beat him. A win
over Vargas would not only mean a lot for me and my family, but also for my
entire country.”