Three-times World Champion, Joseph Agbeko, 29-5 (22 KOs) from Accra, Ghana, Africa, will return to the ring for the first time in over 13 months to square off against Philippines’ Juanito Rubillar, ex WBC Continental Americas Light Flyweight Champion, 49-22-7 (24 KO) in the main event of the card called “The Return”, on Saturday May 30th at El Paso Memorial Coliseum in El Paso, Texas.
The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in the 122 pound division.
The Agbeko vs. Rubillar battle will be the first of the monthly series in a 1 year broadcast agreement with LATV Netwoks.
“What better way to showcase local talent than to present it in El Paso,”said Roy Jones Jr., founder of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions, both located in Las Vegas, NV.
“RJJ intends to bring the excitement and thrill of boxing back to El Paso and what better way to do that than showoff our fighters, hand picked by Roy himself and place them against local talent of El Paso, TX”, stated Keith Veltre, director of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions.
This action-packed high-energy night of boxing is being sponsored by Nutritional Brands, Rival Boxing Gear, Tecate Light, Tilted Kilt and Bravo Cadillac.
The undercard will feature talented Hispanic fighters from El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and other international world class boxers, including Montenegro’s Milorad Zizic.
This is the latest expansion for the RJJ juggernaut as they take this promotion company to the next level. The tape delayed boxing shows will be televised monthly on a prime 7:00 PM (PST) Friday night time slot.
Scheduled to air on Friday, June 5th, co-main event will feature Demond Brock (8-3, 3KO’s) from New Orleans, Louisiana, facing Pedro Torres, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in an 8 round super-lightweight bout.
Ex Mediterranean Middleweight Champion Milorad Zizic (11-1) from Montenegro, will meet Azerbaijan’s Rahman Yusubov (12-20) in a 6 round special attraction bout.
Albuquerque’s Archie Ray Marquez faces Colbert Lozoya, from Las Cruces. Fight is scheduled for 6 rounds in the Superlightweight division.
In 4-round bouts, local Heavyweight Albert Saucedo will fight Ivan Marrufo, making his professional debut. Marrufo hails from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Another local undefeated fighter, Gabriel Gutierrez (2-0) will face Duwayne Bonds in a Featherweight bout.
Ciudad Juarez outstanding amateur fighter Even Torres, will fight Armando Rivas from El Paso in a Middleweight bout.
Commentators for the Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Series will be multiple Emmy Award Winners for Live Sports Coverage, Fernando Paramo, Rich Marotta and Marcelino Avila.
Tickets for The Return, are available via Tickemaster, starting at $20.
The Coliseum. Doors open at 6 p.m. First bell is 7:00 pm. Tickets for the Return are $20, $30, $50 and $75 can be purchased through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.royjonesjrboxing.com.