DEL MAR, CA (April 5, 2014) – An opponent has been announced for the”Ringside at Del Mar” 8-round main event featuring Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (26-1, 14 KOs). The popular Filipino fighter will face Mexico’s Edgar “Basuras” Riovalle (37-17-2, 26 KOs) at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, April 11, 2014. This event is brought to you by Paco Presents in association with A&T Gym, Don Chargin, and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment.
“I’m happy that there has been an opponent announced for my fight.” said Gesta. “I’m really looking to put on an exciting show for all my fans. My goal is to get back in the world title mix and it starts with Riovalle. I don’t know much about him but I know he’s coming to win. He has a lot of experience with over 50 fight to his credit, so I know he has some tricks up his sleeve. I’ll be ready for anything he comes with.”
The 6-round co-main event featuring, Elias Espadas (5-1, 3 KOs) will be announced shortly. The rest of the undercard showcases, Manuel “Venado” Ceballos (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Payton Boyea (0-4) in a 4-round Light-Heavyweight bout. Featherweights Roque “Rocky” Ramos (3-0, 1 KO) and Luis Silva (0-3) will battle in a 4-round clash. Prince “Tiger” Smalls (3-0) and Michael Haigood (0-2) square off in a 4-round Super-Bantamweight bout. Featherweights Jorge “Tito” Ruiz (5-1, 2 KOs) and Victor Serrano (3-4, 1 KO), clash in a 4-round bout. Anecito “Don Don” Gesta (2-2) and Riccy Hood (Pro Debut), round out the card in a 4-round Lightweight bout.
Advanced tickets for “Ringside at Del Mar” are priced at $25 (General Admission), $55 (Ringside), $75 (Table Seats), and $100 (Apron Seats) plus applicable taxes and service fess,are on sale now and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster, at www.RingsideatDelMar.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, in person at the Del Mar Fairgrounds ticket office, or by calling (858) 755-1161. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the event, based on availability. The “Ringside at Del Mar” live boxing event is sponsored in part by 7UP, Joel Diaz Training Camp, El Latino Newspaper, 2014 Fab Fair, Rincon del Mar Restaurant, Virtual Tax Solutions, Cotixan Mexican Food, Mi Familia Market, Elite Pro Fit, and MyAttorney911.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds are located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar, Calif. Doors open at 7:00pm. The evenings first of seven bouts is scheduled for 8:00pm. We’ll see you Ringside at Del Mar!