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Boxing Returns to the “Jewel City”

Following up a successful show last year that featured world class talent from the Top Rank stable as well as local prospects from the Los Angeles area, Glendale Fight Night has outdone itself with a fully stacked card of compelling bouts at the Glendale Civic Auditorium this Saturday, August 9th.

Glendale Fight News offers up a preview of some of Saturday’s most interesting bouts. In these matchups, fight fans are guaranteed some nonstop action, knockouts, tough bouts to score, and possibly an upset.

Bash Boxing | Jose Felix Jr.
Jose Felix Jr. (26-1-1)
Jose Felix Jr. (26-1-1)
vs. Alejandro Rodriguez (21-14-1)

Don’t let the record fool you folks. Jose Felix, Jr., coming off the first loss of his career when he challenged Bryan Vasquez (32-1) for the interim WBA Super Featherweight, is potentially in for a very long night with Alejandro Rodriguez. In his last bout, Rodriquez took undefeated prospect Haskell Rhodes (19-0) to the brink of an upset in a split decision that barely went in the favor of highly regarded Rhodes.

| Jose Felix Jr.
Ivan Najera (13-0)
Bash Boxing | Jose Felix Jr.
Stan Martyniouk (13-1)
Ivan Najera (13-0)
vs. Stan Martyniouk (13-1)

Currently scheduled as the co-main event of the live “Solo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast on Unimas, this lightweight attraction is a typical contrast in both boxing styles and the roads boxers travel to realize their dreams in the sport. And this often leads to difficulty in predicting a result.

Najera, sporting the same “Bam Bam” nickname of Top Rank stablemate Brandon Rios, will play the role of “Bull” in this bout. While Martyniouk, a former #1 ranked National amateur with 32 championships in less than 7 years, will be the “Matador” in this affair.

| Jose Felix Jr.
Egis Kavaliaskus (6-0)
Bash Boxing | Jose Felix Jr.
Benjamin Whitaker (7-0)
Egis Kavaliaskus (6-0)
vs. Benjamin Whitaker (7-0)

Any time you get two hungry welterweight prospects with undefeated records into the center of the ring, you are pretty much guaranteed a barnburner. Neither fighter is going to want to see their “0” go and both fighters will give it their all to make sure their respective professional record remains unblemished.

Kavaliaskus is the more pedigreed and decorated of the two combatants, representing his native Lithuania in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games and capturing a Bronze medal in the 2011 World Championships. He is trained by Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia and brings that Oxnard power with 5 of his 6 victories coming by knockout.

| Jose Felix Jr.
Esquiva Falcao (3-0)
Esquiva Falcao (3-0)
vs. Malcolm Terry (6-3)

If there is a bout that one had to predict will end in knockout, this will be the one. There are much more proficient knockout artists on this show such as Jose Zepeda (16 knockouts in 19 fights) and Jose Felix Jr (21 knockouts in 28 fights). And the 2012 London Olympics Silver Medalist from Brazil, Esquiva Falcao, only has one knockout in his first 3 bouts. But Malcolm Terry is the X-Factor here. He is your prototypical all-or-nothing Midwestern brawler. In all six of his victories, Terry has ended them within 3 rounds by knockout. But in his previous bout, Terry was knocked out in the 2nd round by prospect Simeon Hardy (12-0, 10KOs).

Jose Felix Jr.
Zachary Wohlman (8-1-1)
Zachary Wohlman (8-1-1)
vs. Paul Velarde (3-4-3)

This is GLENDALE FIGHT NIGHT’s own version of the Freeway Series that is currently being played out by the Dodgers and Angels and may just be a World Series preview. L.A. vs. O.C….Hollywood vs. Tustin….Glam vs. Grit….Wohlman vs. Velarde fits the bill.

Wohlman, the part-time fashion model, L.A. Weekly cover boy, Freddie Roach protégé, and occasional groupie magnet, has made his name known with the young and boisterous Hollywood crowd supporting his every bout in bunches. Velarde, the blue collar boxing trainer at the UFC gym in Lake Forest and married family man and father to Paul Jr., made his name known in the Orange County boxing circuit.

Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N. Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA

Tickets + Info:

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling
(626) 388-8888.

Tickets start at $30 for General Admission and $45 for Reserved Open Seating. A limited number of VIP bottle service tables are also available.

Doors Open at 5:15pm;
First Bout at 5:45pm.
All bouts are subject to change.

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