LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2016) – Boxing fans are gearing up for a full card of action set to take place on Saturday, July 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino featuring number one rated contender by the WBC, “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (24-0, 16 KOs) taking on Abner “Jaeger” Lopez (25-5, 19 KOs), of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in a 10-round super lightweight main event on HBO Latino® Boxing beginning at 11:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). Tickets are moving fast for this event, with just a limited number of tickets left available for purchase.
In the televised co-main event of the night, undefeated featherweight sensation and NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. (20-0, 11 KOs) will put his title on the line in a 10-round fight against Victor “Pitufo” Proa (28-1-2, 21 KOs) of Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Additionally, fans attending the event will get a chance to meet Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO, Oscar De La Hoya. “The Golden Boy,” who is a 10-time world champion in six weight divisions and 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, will greet fans before the televised main event from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center to sign autographs and take photos.
“I love my fans and I’m looking forward to seeing many of them at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on July 30,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “Plus, this card on July 30 topped by Antonio Orozco and Joseph Diaz, Jr. promises to be thrilling with non-stop action. Orozco and Diaz, Jr. are among the best fighters in the Golden Boy stable right now, and they are both headed towards becoming world champions in the not-too-distant future.”
Rounding out the undercard on the non-televised portion of the evening, Roy “Pitbull” Tapia (11-1-2, 6 KOs) of East Los Angeles will take on Jairo “Roca” Hernandez (17-9, 9 KOs) of Torreon, Coahulia, Mexico in a scheduled eight-round super bantamweight fight. Los Angeles’ fan favorite Nick “La Calavera” Arce (8-0, 6 KOs) will fight in a six-round super featherweight event against Jesus Aguinaga (4-4-1) of Phoenix. Additionally, newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter Virgil Ortiz of Dallas will make his professional debut in a four-round super lightweight fight against Julio Rodas (0-2) of Flagstaff, Ariz. Palmdale, California’s Cesar Diaz (1-0, 1 KOs) will open up the night in a four round featherweight fight against Nicholas Rodriguez (1-4-1) of Somerset, Ky.
All floor seats are sold out and a limited number of tickets at the $25 level are still available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Antonio Orozco vs. Abner Lopez is a 10-round welterweight bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by “Tecate, BORN BOLD,” Casa Mexico Tequila and Carmelita Coconut Water. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 5:10 p.m. PT. The HBO Latino® Boxing telecast begins at 11:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).