LOS ANGELES (September 17) – Undefeated featherweight sensation Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (17-0, 10 KOs) makes his fourth appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and first since November of 2014 on Friday, October 23, as he battles Mexican brawler, Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo (23-6-4, 15 KOs) in the 10-round featherweight main event of Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV.
Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) will be making his long-awaited return to the ring when he takes on Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-9-2, 15 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main event of the night.
As part of the live stream on Ring TV, former amateur star Angel Bojado, will make his professional debut in a four-round super welterweight bout against an opponent yet to be named. Also as part of the live streaming event, St. Louis’ KeAndre Gibson (13-0, 5 KOs) will be looking to keep his perfect record intact in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight contest against a to-be determined opponent and Paul Ritter (0-1) of Newport, Calif. will face Relanzo Richard Jr. of Lancaster, Calif. who is making his professional debut in a four-round heavyweight fight.
Entering the professional ring for the first time in four-round bouts will be Las Vegas super lightweight Marco Magdaleno and Los Angeles heavyweight Andrew Estrada. Opponents for these fighters will be announced shortly. The undercard fights featured on RingTV can be accessed via The RingTV’s Roku and Amazon Fire channels and www.ringtvlive.comat 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m. PT.
Diaz vs. Tamayo is a 10-round featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for the event go on sale at 10am Friday, September 18 and are priced at $25, $35, and $45 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Making the move from prospect to contender, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. has been a steady performer who impresses every time he steps between the ropes. This year, the former member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team has taken his game to the next level with wins over Juan Luis Hernandez, Giovanni Delgado and Rene Alvarado, and with another victory on October 23, the 22-year-old southpaw will be knocking on the door of the top ten of the featherweight division.
A seasoned fighter of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo will be looking to impress in his second fight of 2015. The 26 year-old has had a chance to fight some of the best in the division, including a run in with Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar for the interim WBA Featherweight World Title and former world title Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz. Now, the featherweight fighter will be looking to add a victory to his resume and proving that he is still in the title game when he faces Joseph Diaz Jr. on Oct. 23.
A stellar amateur who won the 2009 United States Championship and earned a Silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, East LA’s Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez turned professional in 2010 and he has been on a mission ever since then. Owner of 12 knockouts in three rounds or fewers, Gomez can also box when he wants to, as shown in his near-shutout victory over longtime contender Vernon Paris in his most recent bout in July of 2014.
Hard-hitting Tijuana native Jorge “Pantera” Silva went through a rough spell after a 17-1-1 start to his professional career, as he battled the likes of Joshua Clottey, Alfredo Angulo, Pablo Cesar Cano and Alan Sanchez. But the 23-year-old got back to his winning ways in July with a fifth-round technical knockout of Juan Carlos Moreno, and he’s looking forward to his showdown with Gomez and introducing the “Pitbull” to the loss column for the first time.
Hailing from Boyle Heights, Angel Bojado his career in the sport at the young age of four, following in the footsteps of his brother former Mexican Olympian and youth champion Francisco “Panchito” Bojado. Since then, Bojado has been on a path to success competing in numerous amateur tournaments like the Desert Showdowns, Blue and Gold’s, National PAL Championships, National Silver Gloves Championships, the National Junior Olympic and many more, accumulating more than 130 bouts. In his professional debut, Bojado is eager to cement his own legacy in the sport.
24-year-old welterweight prospect, KeAndre Gibson, who now makes his home in Las Vegas, has become quite popular in Texas, where he won impressive victories over John Nater and Jose Hernandez. In January, Gibson took on Nicaragua’s Nelson Lara winning the fight via unanimous decision. In his second fight of 2015, Gibson faced Jorge Ramos in an eight round fight winning the bout via unanimous decision in the undercard of Canelo-Kirkland on May 9.