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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR RONNY RIOS VS. AZAT ‘CRAZY A’ HOVHANNISYAN

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 31, 2018): Tickets for the showdown between former world
title challenger *Ronny Rios* (29-2, 13 KOs) and explosive 122-pound
contender *Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan* (13-2, 10 KOs) are now on sale. This
exciting and competitive battle, which is scheduled for 10 rounds of action
for Hovhannisyan’s WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title, will
be the main event of the March 9 edition of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN* at
the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. ESPN
Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 ET/6:00 p.m. PT and on ESPN2
at midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. ESPN 3 will live stream the fights beginning
at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 PT.

Tickets for Rios vs. Hovhannisyan start at $50 and are available for
purchase at www.goldenboytickets.com

, apps.vendini.com/u/dce97456af
,
the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page, or by calling 213-233-2957
<(213)%20233-2957>.

Rios, 29, is a long-time member of the Golden Boy Promotions stable who has
wins against tough competitors such as *Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez, Efrain
Esquivias *and* Andrew “El Chango” Cancio*. The pride of Santa Ana, Calif.
earned his first world title opportunity against *Rey Vargas* for the WBC
Super Bantamweight Championship in the HBO-televised co-main event to Cotto
vs. Kamegai in August 2017. Though unsuccessful in what was a spirited
effort, Rios will use his hometown advantage to remind fans why he is one
of the top contenders in the super bantamweight division.

Hovhannisyan is a fiery contender who is hungry for title glory. In his
last fight, Hovhannisyan fought with an injured right hand across 10 rounds
of grueling action to win the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super
Bantamweight Title on the undercard of Linares vs. Campbell in September
2017. This all-action fighter will without a doubt have the support of the
Armenian community as he invades the home turf of the local favorite.

The March 9th show will be a family affair Rios’ younger brother,
power-punching prospect *Alexis Rocha *(10-0, 7 KOs), will be featured in
the televised co-main event, an eight-round welterweight fight against a
soon-to-be-announced opponent. Rocha will return after his devastating
first-round knockout victory against Pascual Salgado on the Nov. 16edition
of *Golden Boy Boxing on* *ESPN *in Cancun, Mexico.

In the night’s TV opener, *Aaron “Silencer” McKenna* (1-0) of Monaghan,
Ireland will return after a successful professional debut in a four-round
welterweight clash. *Maricela Cornejo* (9-2, 2 KOs) will fight for the
second time since signing with Golden Boy Promotions in a six-round swing
bout in the super middleweight division. * Marvin Cabrera* (6-0, 5 KOs) of
Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in an eight-round super welterweight
bout.

Opponents for all three fighters will be announced shortly, as will the
full undercard.

*Rios vs. Hovhannisyan *is a 10-round fight for the WBC Continental
Americas Super Bantamweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The
event is sponsored by Tecate, “*THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING*” and Hennessy,
“*Never Stop, Never Settle.”* The event will take place on Friday, March 9,
2018 at The Hangar at The OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Doors
open at 4:00 p.m. PT. The first fight and the ESPN3 live stream begin at 7:30
p.m. ET/ 4:30 PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 ET/6:00
p.m. PT and on ESPN2 at midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for *Rios vs. **Hovhannisyan *are now on sale and start at $50.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.goldenboytickets.com

, apps.vendini.com/u/dce97456af
,
the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page, or by calling 213-233-2957
<(213)%20233-2957>.