The Woodland Community Center in Woodland, Calif. will host another night of world-class professional boxing this Saturday, September 22 when exciting 23-year-old Delano, Calif. native Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez takes on fellow prospect Donyil Livingston of Palmdale, Calif. in an eight-round middleweight fight to be featured on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.”
In the evening’s co-main event, unbeaten hometown favorite Manuel “Tino” Avila of Fairfield, Calif. steps into the ring for the fourth time this year to meet seasoned Miami veteran Jhon Molina in an eight round featherweight matchup.
This hard-hitting doubleheader headlines a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin Productions in association with Paco Presents and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the first bell rings at 7:00 pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 12:00am ET/11:00pm PT.
Tickets, priced at $35, $45, and $65, are available at Paco’s Mexican Resaurant at (669) 7946, Travis Credit Union at (530) 668-0573 or online at www.pacopresentsboxing.com.
Paul Mendez (9-2-1, 3 KO’s) has been on a hot streak of late, going 3-0-1 in his last four fights including an August stoppage of Loren Myers in his most recent outing. With the only two losses on his record coming by way of a controversial majority decision in August of 2009 and a split decision loss to James Parison in September of 2011. Now, Mendez will square off against Palmdale resident Donyil Livingston (8-1-1, 4 KO’s), a talented and versatile 28-year-old who is aiming to rebound from the first loss of his professional career in March, a six round split decision in a fight against Elie Augustama.
Former amateur star Manuel “Tino” Avila (9-0, 3 KO’s) was always touted for his professional style in the ring and he’s proven that praise well deserved since his professional debut in November of 2010, passing each of his tests with flying colors. Already 3-0 in 2012, the 20-year-old most recently stopped then once-beaten Vicente Alfaro in three rounds on August 25 and he expects to keep the momentum going this Saturday night against Jhon Molina (30-19-3, 19 KO’s). Molina, by far the most seasoned and dangerous opponent Avila has faced, has won three out of his last four bouts and the 35 year-old Colombia native will be out to see if Avila is ready for the next level.
In undercard action, Sacramento featherweight Guy Robb (8-1, 4 KO’s) continues his march upward in the 126-pound weight class when he battles Tijuana’s Leopoldo Gonzalez (12-7-1, 7 KO’s) in a six round featherweight bout, unbeaten junior welterweight Jonathan Chicas (6-0, 3 KO’s) of San Francisco meets up with Guadalajara’s Jorge Mendoza (7-6) in a six round battle and Sacramento featherweight Alberto Torres (1-0) opens the card in a four round fight against an opponent to be named.