Ramirez Returns Sept. 30

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After two thrilling victories at his second home at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (17-3-2, 13 KOs) of Blythe, Calif. will return to on Saturday, September 30 to fight in a 10-round featherweight main event live transmitted nationally, exclusively on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. The 27-year old standout previously defeated Nicaraguan warrior Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado and former two-time world champion Hugo Fidel “El Increible” Cazares via knockout at the venue and excited the Coachella Valley boxing fans.

In the televised co-main event, Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (16-1, 8 KOs) of East Los Angeles will make his highly anticipated return after a exhilarating battle on the Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido undercard on June 4. The stellar featherweight fighter, who has already garnered a huge fan base in Southern California, will return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for the second time in his career in a sure non-stop action 10-round featherweight event.

“Fight fans can get ready for another thrilling night of action-packed boxing events featuring rising stars in the sport,” said Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Andrew Cancio has been on a knockout streak for the past year, taking down powerful opponents such as Hugo Fidel Cazares and Rene Alvarado. We expect to see great things from this talented fighter when he fights as the main event. Co-headlining this card, we have fan favorite Julian Ramirez, a tough, ruthless fighter who is eager to get back in the ring and put on a spectacular show to make a name for himself come September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.”

Golden Boy Promotions has also put together top boxing prospects for the non-televised undercard, which will stream live on RingTVLive.com. First, Bastie Samir (14-0-1, 14 KOs) of Las Vegas will fight in a six-round super middleweight match and East LA’s Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (6-0, 5 KOs) will participate in a six-round super lightweight fight. Opponents will be announced shortly.

Tickets go on sale, Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. PT and are priced at $25, $35 and $45 and available for purchase now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Blythe, Calif. native Andrew “Chango” Cancio made his professional debut in 2006, remaining undefeated for ten bouts before his first loss. Cancio’s power has brought him thirteen of seventeen wins by way of knockout, a strength he brought to the ring against Hugo Fidel “El Increible” Cazares in March by taking the knockout victory in the third round. With this impressive win, Cancio hopes to pursue his goal of becoming a featherweight world champion as he fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for the eighth time in his professional boxing career.

The great nephew of boxing legend Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, East LA’s Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez picked up the family business as a youngster and quickly made a name for himself on the amateur scene. Yet despite his amateur success, it was clear from the moment that he made his professional debut in 2012 that his destiny was to become a world champion. After a heart wrenching loss this past June for the NABF title to Abraham “El Chamaco” Lopez as the co-main event to Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido on HBO Boxing After Dark®, Ramirez will be returning to the ring with a vengeance to gain a victory and prove he is one of the best fighters in the featherweight division.

Hailing all the way from Ghana, Bastie Samir now calls Las Vegas his home and is eager to make a name for himself as a powerful super middleweight fighter. So far, Samir has maintained an undefeated status and is hopeful to keep it that way as he fights for the second time at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, when he knocked out opponent Greg Hackett in the first round. With a 93% knockout record, fight fans can expect to see Samir’s power and strength come September 30.

Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro representing East Los Angeles has lived up to his nickname thus far, as the 19-year-old has ended five of his six wins by knockout. Having most recently taken down Marc Torres by way of technical knockout on June 4 at The StubHub Center on the undercard of Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido, this fan favorite is hungry to make a name for himself in the boxing scene by fighting at Fantasy Spring Resort Casino for the very first time. As the nephew of former boxing Olympian Jose Navarro, “Thunder” has boxing his in his blood and hopes to keep up the family tradition of big victories and sensational knockouts come September 30.

Photos/Quotes: Francisco Vargas – Orlando Salido Final Presser

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Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions

LOS ANGELES (June 2, 2016) – WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) and former three-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (43-13-3, 30 KOs, 1 NC) today hosted the final press conference ahead of their 12-round showdown Saturday, June 4 at the StubHub Center and televised live on HBO® Boxing AfterDark.

 

They were joined by undefeatedJulian “El Camaron” Ramirez (16-0, 8 KOs) and Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (20-0-1, 15 KOs), who will meet in the ring for the vacant NABA Featherweight Title in the co-main event on June 4. Undercard fighters were also on hand for today’s final press conference including“King”Gabriel Rosado (22-9, 13 KOs) of Philadelphia and Tijuana’sAntonio “Tony” Gutierrez (20-1-1, 9 KOs) who will face off for a 10-round middleweight bout; Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (13-0, 12 KOs) of Buena Park, Calif. who will fight for his first title, the WBC Youth Super Featherweight Title in an eight-round bout; Nick Arce (7-0, 6 KOs) who will battle in a six-round super featherweight bout; Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (5-0, 4 KOs) who is scheduled for a six-round super lightweight bout; Genaro Gamez (1-0, 1 KO) of San Diego who will fight in a four-round lightweight bout;Oscar Duarte (4-0, 2 KOs) of Parral, Mexico who will face off in a four-round lightweight bout; and Cesar Diaz of Palmdale, Calif. who will make his professional debut.

 

Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s final press conference

 

FRANCISCO “EL BANDIDO” VARGAS, WBC Super Featherweight World Champion:

“We know that June 4 is nearly here. I know Orlando has trained hard like I have to give the fans a great fight. You definitely do not want to miss this fight.

 

“If you can’t be there in person, tune in to HBO Boxing After Dark on Saturday night.”

GUILLERMO BECERRIL, Trainer to Francisco Vargas:

 

“The time is here. We are ready and prepared very well. We will see you on Saturday night.”

 

RALPH HEREDIA, Manager to Francisco Vargas:

 

“Thank you to Golden Boy, HBO and the WBC family. I want everyone to know that we respect Salido. He is a great warrior and has been in great fights. We know he will be ready.

 

“This also shows the commitment HBO has to make great fights with Golden Boy. The fans have responded because this is guaranteed to be an action-packed fight.

 

Not just as a manager but also as a fan of the sport, I am excited for this fight.”

 

ORLANDO “SIRI” SALIDO, Former Three-Time World Champion:

“Thank you to Golden Boy, HBO and everyone involved and to Team Vargas for giving me this opportunity. I’m sure I am going to take this title to Ciudad Obregon in Mexico.”

 

FERNANDO BELTRAN, President and CEO of Zanfer Promotions:

“It’s a real pleasure to be here. This is going to be a war. It’s a tremendous fight. We have a great fighter and a great champion with Orlando Salido. We believe he won the fight against Rocky Martinez.

 

“We want to bring the belt home. A lot of great Mexicans have had this belt, and Orlando wants to add his name to the list.”

 

JOSE SANTOS MORENO, Trainer to Orlando Salido:

 

“With a little luck and a hard training camp, Orlando should be the winner of the fight on Saturday night.”

 

SEAN GIBBONS, Manager to Orlando Salido:

 

“Thank you to the best comission in boxing, California State Athletic Commission and Andy Foster. Thank you to HBO and Peter Nelson. Saturday night, Orlando Salido will add his name to list of many great fighters in the sport.”

JULIAN “EL CAMARRON” RAMIREZ, Undefeated Featherweight Contender:

 

“I’m ready for this fight. I trained hard and I know Abraham did, too. I want to give credit to Abraham for stepping up to take this fight and put his undefeated record on the line.

 

“Fighting on HBO is a dream come true. It’s going to be a great night of boxing on Saturday. See you there.”

 

ABRAHAM “CHAMACO” LOPEZ, Undefeated Featherweight Contender:

 

“I’m here and I’m ready. I know Julian and I will give a great performance for the fans. It’s going to be a fantastic fight.”

 

“KING” GABRIEL ROSADO, Top Middleweight Contender:

 

“Thank you to my trainer Fernando Vargas. We had a good camp. I’m not taking my opponent lightly.”

 

ANTONIO “TONY” GUTIERREZ, Top Middleweight Contender:

 

“Fans – don’t miss this fight. It’s going to be great.”

 

CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZALEZ, Top Super Featherweight Prospect:

“Thank you to the media, Golden Boy Promotions, my manager and family. I’m excited and motivated for this fight. I’m ready. Get your tickets and I’ll wait for you guys on June 4.”

 

NICK ARCE, Top Super Featherweight Prospect:

 

“Thank you for making the time to be here today. I’d like to thank my team for always pushing me 100 percent and to Golden Boy for always putting me on great undercards. I feel strong and happy and ready to go for Saturday.”

 

JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO, Top Super Lightweight Prospect:

 

“Thank you for supporting this event and thanks to Golden Boy for the opportunity. I had a great training camp, and I’m ready to give the fans what they want and that is an action-packed fight.”

 

ROBERT GASPARRI, Chief Operating Officer at Golden Boy Promotions:

“Here we are at the StubHub Center, home of some of the most epic fights of this era, and on Saturday we will witness two Mexican warriors face-off in the ring as WBC Super Featherweight champion Francisco Vargas makes his first title defense against former three-time world champion Orlando Salido.

 

“We have also put together an action-packed undercard featuring many SoCal boxing fan favorites leading up to the main event. One thing is for certain, Saturday will be a real fiesta for all of our Mexican boxing fans.”

 

PETER NELSON, Executive Vice President of HBO Sports:

 

“We are privileged these fighters stepped up to face each other. StubHub is a great venue for us. It is our 14th time here for a fight. There is something about the energy in the arena here that makes the fighters step up. This fight is a tremendous event.

 

“Vargas is a former Olympian, world champion. He sowed us last November that he has great boxing skills and the ability to pull of a great upset. Salido – everyone knows he has been a warrior for a long time.. When he was coming up as a young kid, by the time he was 17 he has a record of 18 pro fights. It’s never been a easy road for him but no one is counting him out.

 

“Lopez-Ramirez will also be a great fight along with other great fights on the undercard. If you can’t be there, watch it on HBO.”

 

ROBERT DIAZ, Head Matchmaker at Golden Boy Promotions:

“When you have two Mexican warriors in the right like we will on Saturday night, we are guaranteed fireworks. Saturday night will be special. When Vargas and Salido enter the ring, they will enter with pride for their country.”

 

ANDY FOSTER, Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission:

 

“I look forward to watching this event. California regulates more boxing than any other athletic commission in the country. When this came across my desk, I was excited to see that Golden Boy had made this fight.”

 

JOSE SULAIMAN, JR., Director of Operations for Los Angeles Office, World Boxing Council:

 

“Mexico is a producer of champions and this fight is an example of one where the fighters will give everything for the fans. Boxing needs these kinds of matches. This is the kind of fight the fans appreciate; two warriors in the ring.

 

“I wish the best to both fighters. May the best man win.”

 

BRENDAN HANNAN, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Digital at LA Galaxy and StubHub Center:

 

“StubHub Center is the premier outdoor venue for boxing in the united states. We are excited to see these two fighters face off. We expect but the best.”

 

Tickets for Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available for purchase at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a..m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777.. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.

 

Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido is a 12-round battle for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD, Casa Mexico Tequila and HANDS OF STONE: The True Story of Roberto Duran, in theaters this August. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The RingTvLive.com live stream begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
 

For more information, visitwww.goldenboypromotions.com,www.zanfer.mxwww.hbo.com/boxing andwww.stubhubcenter.com; follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @ZanferBox, @HBOBoxing, @StubHubCenter, @ElBandido130, @Siri_Salido, @El_Camaron23 and @TeamAbeLopez; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing,www.facebook.com/zanferpromotions,www.facebook.com/HBOBoxing andwww.facebook.com/StubHubCenter; and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing,@El_Camaron23, @TeamAbeLopez and @HBOBoxing.  Follow the conversation using #VargasSalido

Julian Ramirez vs Abraham Lopez Set as Co-Main to Vargas vs Salido

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LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2016) – Bragging rights are on the line when undefeated Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (16-0, 8 KOs) and Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (20-0-1, 15 KOs) will meet in the ring for the first time to battle for the vacant NABA Featherweight Title in the co-main event to the can’t miss showdown between Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido on Saturday, June 4 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
 “I’m happy that I get the opportunity to fight on HBO for the first time,” said Julian Ramirez. “I am very happy to be fighting back at my ‘home away from home,’ the StubHub Center in Carson. I know it’s going to be a great night of boxing.”
 
“I am thrilled to be the co-main event for Vargas vs. Salido on June 4,” said Abraham Lopez. “This is the day that I will make major noise in the featherweight division and doing that on HBO is a great honor. I want to thank my team and Golden Boy Promotions for this opportunity and I promise all my fans a victorious night full of action.” 
 
“Certain fights determine the path of a fighter’s future, and this is one of them,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Whoever wins is well on his way to fighting for a world championship, whoever loses has to go back to the drawing board. With everything at stake, Julian and Abraham are going to put on an incredible show for fight fans.”
 
Both Ramirez and Lopez have fought extensively at Golden Boy Promotions’ LA Fight Club, the hugely popular monthly series at the Belasco Theater that is quickly becoming a staging ground for propelling young fighters from prospects to contenders.
 
Tickets for Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available for purchase at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT).  VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.
 
The great nephew of boxing legend Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, East LA’s Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez picked up the family business as a youngster and quickly made a name for himself on the amateur scene. Yet despite his amateur success, it was clear from the moment that he made his professional debut in 2012 that his destiny was to become a world champion. So far, everything has gone according to plan for the 23-year-old southpaw, who has displayed power and poise in the ring, defeating veterans Raul “Bule” Hidalgo, Hugo “Olimpico” Partida and Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin in his most recent bouts.
 
Fighting out of La Puente, 28-year-old Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez is an eight-year professional who took his career to the next level in 2015, when he returned from a three-year layoff to get his degree and become a respiratory therapist. Among his victories were knockouts of former Olympian Alfred “The Stinging Bee” Tetteh, Jorge “King” Diaz and Carlos Valcarcel that showed off his punishing attack in the ring. Now ready to make his move on the top fighters at 126 pounds, Lopez expects to put on a show on June 4 while handing Ramirez his first professional loss.
 
Vargas vs. Salido is a 12-round battle for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, Born Bold” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.zanfer.mx, www.hbo.com/boxing and www.stubhubcenter.com; follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @ZanferBox, @HBOBoxing, @StubHubCenter, @ElBandido130, @Siri_Salido, @El_Camaron23 and @TeamAbeLopez; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.facebook.com/zanferpromotions, www.facebook.com/HBOBoxing and www.facebook.com/StubHubCenter; and visit us on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing,@El_Camaron23, @TeamAbeLopez and @HBOBoxing.  Follow the conversation using #VargasSalido.

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