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Yoshihiro Kamegai Squares Off Against DaQuan Pauldo Jan 27th Undercard

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 8, 2018): Japanese slugger *Yoshihiro “El Maestrito”
Kamegai* (27-4-2, 24 KOs) will return after his impressive first shot at a
world title to take on Orlando, Florida’s *Daquan “King” Pauldo* (16-1, 9
KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight fight that will top off the
non-televised undercard of *Matthysse vs. Kiram* and *Linares vs.
Gesta* on Saturday,
Jan. 27, 2018 at the *”Fabulous” Forum *in Inglewood, Calif. The
non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on RingTV.com
beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT/ 6:00 p.m. ET.

As previously announced, Argentine knockout artist *Lucas “La Maquina”
Matthysse* (38-4, 35 KOs) of Chubut, Argentina will take on the explosive
undefeated Thai superstar *Tewa Kiram *(38-0, 28 KOs) in a 12-round battle
for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Championship in the first co-main
event. *Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares *(43-3, 27 KOs) will defend his WBA,
WBC Diamond, and *Ring* Magazine Lightweight Titles against *Mercito “No
Mercy” Gesta *(31-1-2, 17 KOs) in a 12-round bout in the second co-main
event. This special double main event will be televised live on HBO Boxing
After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Kamegai will return after his impressive outing against former six-time,
four-division world champion *Miguel Cotto*, which was for the WBO Junior
Middleweight World Title in an HBO-televised main event in August 2017 at
the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Before that fight, Kamegai took part
in two consecutive Fight of the Year candidates against *Jesus “Renuente”
Soto Karass* in June and Sept. of 2016. Kamegai will look to earn another
shot at a 154-pound title if successful against Pauldo.

Pauldo, a 25-year-old super welterweight contender who was formerly known
as Daquan Arnett, has only suffered one loss in his impressive career,
which was when he dropped down to 147 pounds to take on tough Golden Boy
Promotions contender *Eddie “Eboy” Gomez.* After returning to 154 pounds,
Pauldo has defeated five people in a row, including the experienced Jorge
“Pantera” Silva in his last bout in July 2017. A win against Kamegai would
give Pauldo a much-earned boost in the super welterweight rankings.

*Marcelino “Nino” Lopez* (33-21, 18 KOs) the native of Buenos Aires,
Argentina and member of the exclusive training camp of Joel Diaz in Indio,
Calif., will return in a 10-round super lightweight fight against an
opponent that will be announced shortly. Lopez will return after defeating
former interim WBA Super Lightweight Champion *Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar
Cano* via second-round technical knockout.

After seven spectacular wins in 2017, Armenian welterweight prospect *Ferdinand
Kerobyan* (7-0, 4 KOs) will start the new year in a six-round welterweight
fight against an opponent that will be announced soon. In his last fight,
Kerobyan defeated Tavorus Teague in the ESPN3-streamed undercard of the
Dec. 14 edition of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN*.

In an exciting and rarely-seen battle between two undefeated prospects, Los
Angeles native *Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava *(7-0, 1 KO) will participate in
an eight-round 126-pound clash against Las Vegas’ *Francisco “El Alacran”
Esparza* (6-0-1, 2 KOs). Both fighters are known for their come-forward,
all-action styles, and with so much on the line, the bout will surely
produce fireworks.

*Romero “Ruthless” Duno* (15-1, 13 KOs) will fight for a second consecutive
time at the “Fabulous” Forum in an eight-round lightweight battle against
Sacramento, Calif.’s *Yardley Armenta *(21-9, 12 KOs). The Filipino
prospect made his U.S. debut and introduced himself in exciting fashion via
a devastating second-round knockout victory against the previously
undefeated prospect *Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez*. Since then, Duno has
scored two more victories, which were against Jason Tinampay and Juan Pablo
Sanchez respectively.

Undefeated prospect *Javier Martinez* (4-0, 3 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will
kick off a highly-anticipated night of action in a six-round featherweight
fight against a soon-to-be-announced opponent.

*Matthysse vs. Kiram* is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight
World Championship, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in
association with Arano Box and Galaxy Promotions. *Linares vs. Gesta*, a
12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and *Ring* Magazine Lightweight
World Championships is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association
with Teiken Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “*THE OFFICIAL
BEER OF BOXING*” and Hennessy *”Never Stop, Never Settle.”*The event will
take place Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood,
Calif. and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30
p.m. ET/PT. The non-televised undercard action will be streamed live on
RingTV.com beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT/ 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Tickets for Matthysse vs. Kiram are currently on sale and are priced at
$10, $25, $50 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes,
with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major
credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (
Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com

or www.ticketmaster.com

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