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UNDEFEATED TOP-NOTCH PROSPECTS ON HERRERA VS SOTO KARASS UNDERCARD

INDIO, CA (July 21, 2017): As temperatures begin to swelter in Coachella
Valley, so will the ring at *Fantasy Springs Resort Casino* in a true
crossroads fight between *Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera* (23-7, 7 KOs) of
Riverside, CA and *Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass* (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los
Mochis, Mexico. The two will face each other in a 10-round make-or-break
welterweight war on the August 4th edition of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN,*
to air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 P.M. EST/6 P.M. PST. Doors to the
action at the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center will open at 4:00 p.m.
PT.

Special guest and VIP of the night will be former three-time WBC World
Super Bantamweight Champion* Israel “Magnifico” Vazquez* (44-5, 32 KOs) who
is revered for his series of four legendary fights against fellow Mexican
compatriot, Rafael Marquez. Vazquez was also a longtime holder of the IBF,
Lineal and *Ring* Magazine titles twice from 2005 to 2008. Vazquez will be
in attendance for the fights and will be on site to meet fans, sign
autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events
Center before the ESPN broadcast begins. The meet-and-greet is open to the
public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.

As chief support, heavy-hitter *Vyacheslav “Lionheart-Chingonskyy”
Shabranskyy* (18-1, 15 KOs) of Los Angeles will be up against rising Philly
contender *Todd “2 Gunz” Unthank-May* (10-0-1, 4 KOs) for the vacant WBC
USNBC Light Heavyweight Title. “Chingonskyy” will be on the lookout to take
back the light heavyweight belt he lost to Sullivan Barrera this past
December.

Hoping to make TV, undefeated *Niko “Baby Face” Valdez* (5-0, 5 KOs) will
face *Jaime “Zarco” Solorio* (7-3-2, 5 KOs) of San Quintin, Mex. in a
six-round super middleweight bout in hopes to continue his impressive
knockout streak.

In a six-round super welterweight bout, LA’s *Marvin Cabrera* (4-0, 4 KOs)
will take a massive step up in competition with *Esau Herrera* (19-8-1, 10
KOs) of Tlaquepaque, Mex. Cabrera was last seen knocking out Quantavious
Green at the prestigious 8th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” charity
boxing event hosted by legend Sugar Ray Leonard this past May.

Riverside, CA’s *Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval *(7-1, 7 KOs) will be fighting
Durango, Mex.’s *Antonio “Tony” Rodriguez *(8-17-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round
super flyweight match up. Known to bring the action, East L.A’s *Jonathan
“Thunder” Navarro* (10-0, 6 KOs) will participate in his first eight-round
fight in a super lightweight bout against Durango, Mex.’s *Angel
Sarinana *(7-6-2,
3 KOs). Opening up the night’s festivities and representing Palmdale,
CA,* Cesar
Diaz *(5-0, 4 KOs) will go up against *Angel “Terrible” Monrrea*l (10-9-1,
3 KOs) of Monterrey, Mex. in a six-round bantamweight affair.

*Herrera vs. Soto Karass*, a 10-round welterweight fight, is presented by
Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, Born BOLD and
Hennessy “Never Stop, Never Settle.” ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the
fights from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 9:00 p.m. ET/6: 00 p.m. PT.
ESPN3 coverage of the undercard fights will begin at approximately 7:30
p.m. ET/ 4:30 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 atwww.fantasyspringsresort.com
.

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