California boxing hall of fame promoter and the NABF female promoter of the year Bobby D. Presents led by its CEO Bobby DePhilippis has launched its opening salvo of the 2015 boxing season with “Road to Redemption” a seven-bout fight card headlined by the grandson of former heavyweight champion “Neon” Leon Spinks, lightweight Leon “3rd Generation” Spinks III (10-1-1, 6KO) in a six rounder against an opponent named. Spinks III is also the great-nephew of former champ Michael Spinks and the nephew of former undisputed super welterweight champion Cory Spinks The event will take place at the now classic San Diego boxing venue of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in the suburb of Kearny Mesa. Also featured on the card will be a slew of local fighters in their first fight of the year.
The southpaw Spinks III was active in 2014 with four fights in the last twelve months. The year didn’t begin all that great with Spinks III suffering his only professional loss. The affable Spinks III bounced right back and put three wins on his ledger with two of them inside the distance. Spinks III already scored a win this year over the tough Tijuana brawler Daniel “Piernas” Ahumada stopping him in four. Now Spinks III will look to continue the win streak as he looks into moving up in competition.
Local favorite undefeated Prince “Tiger” Smalls (6-0-1) is featured in the co-main event. Ever since turning pro in the summer of 2013, Smalls has steadily been amassing the wins as well as the local fans as he has quickly turned into one of the most popular fighters in town. Smalls’ opponent is TBA.
After suffering a slight injury in his last fight, National City, CA’s Adrian Vargas (12-01, 7KO) is also ready to return in a junior welterweight four rounder in a special night in which his brother, super featherweight Alex “Frijolito” Vargas, will be making his pro debut.
Armenian KO artist Jack Tyson (10-0, 10KO) will be making his pro debut after performing for his entire career in Tijuana, Mexico, while veteran middleweight Ernesto “Chato” Martinez (10-8-1, 5KO) and super middleweight Ulises Sierra (8-0-2, 5KO) round out the card.
The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is located at 8110 Aero Drive in San Diego, CA. For more info and tickets, please visit www.SanDiegoFights.com or (619) 420-8866.