Full Undercard Announced for Aug. 22nd Golden Boy Live

FAIRFIELD, CALIF. (Aug. 20) – California’s finest will take to the ring at the Allan Witt Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif. on Friday, August 22, with a host of young prospects who are ready to test themselves on a stacked nine-fight card filled with explosive fistic action.

In the Golden Boy Live! main event on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, top junior featherweight prospect Manuel “Tino” Avila puts his undefeated record on the line against Mexico’s Sergio “Finito” Frias. In the co-main event, it’s an eight-round heavyweight showdown when unbeaten Gerald “El Gallo” Washington faces veteran standout Nagy Aguilera. In the eight-round televised opener, Sacramento featherweight Guy Robb squares off against unbeaten Ronell Green of Wheeling, West Virginia.

A six-round lightweight bout that may see television time on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will feature San Jose’s Andy “The Shark” Vences (8-0, 4 KOs) against Hollywood’s Cesar Martinez (4-2-2, 1 KO). Unbeaten as a professional, Vences has won his last two fights by knockout, most recently stopping 59-fight veteran Adolfo Landeros in two rounds in July. The 25-year-old Martinez, a native of Spain, hopes to get back on the winning track after an April draw with undefeated Luis Ambrosio.

Junior middleweights Joel Siapano (0-1) of San Leandro and Jesus Sanchez (1-0) of Fresno kicked off their professional careers against each other in July, with Sanchez pulling out a four-round split decision victory. Now they will meet again this Friday to settle the score.

Vacaville cruiserweight Ryan Bourland (3-0, 2 KOs) will seek his fourth straight professional win when he battles debuting Phillip Smith of Modesto in a four-round bout.

Plus, Madera’s Chris Bautista (2-0) faces Percy Peterson (0-3-1) in a junior welterweight bout, middleweights Mauricio Zavaleta (1-1, 1 KO)of San Leandro and William Walters (1-3) of Sacramento meet in a middleweight matchup, and in the featherweight opener, Los Angeles’ Manny Robles Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs) gets a veteran test in the form of Acapulco’s Sergio Najera (8-14-2, 2 KOs). These three bouts are all scheduled for four rounds.

Emmanuel González: “Sparring Lomachenko Won’t Help Tevin Farmer”

Undefeated Puerto Rican prospect Emmanuel ‘Manny’ González will battle Philadelphian Tevin Farmer this Thursday in the feature bout on Fox Sports 1/FOX Deportes.

Golden Boy Promotions prospect, Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Gonzalez (14-0 , 7 KO’s) from the Bronx, via Puerto Rico will battle Philadelphian Tevin ‘American Idol’ Farmer ( 15-4-1, 3 KO ) in a 10-round junior lightweight maint event bout, this Thursday at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

“I’m in the best shape of my career for this important fight. I need to prove that I belong at this level and will do”, said a confident Emmanuel Gonzalez, “Farmer claims that he is a “Boricua Killer” because he defeated Camilo Perez and Noel Echevarria, also claims that by sparring with Vasyl Lomachenko, he will beat the crap out of me but this Thursday, sooner or later, the victory goes to Puerto Rico and the Bronx”.

Gonzalez trained in Carolina, Puerto Rico under the tutelage of José Bonilla.

Farmer is on a eight-fight winning streak, which includes two Puerto Rican prospects, Camilo Perez, an amateur star, who was undefeated in nine pro bouts, and Noel Echevaria (11-3 , 6 KO’s). Both wins were by unanimous decision.

For his part , Gonzalez , currently ranked #14 by the World Boxing Council ( WBC ) at the junior lightweight division, was the first to defeated former undefeated prospect, Noel Echevarria, by unanimous decision. In July 2012, Gonzalez captured the New York State title by defeating Chazz McDowell by unanimous decision.

Gonzalez vs. Farmer is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Murphy’s Boxing U.S.A. and Back East Promotions. The House of Blues doors open at 5:00 p.m. ET and the first fight starts at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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Tevin Farmer In Camp With Vasyl Lomachenko Ahead of June 5 Bout

LAS VEGAS (MAY 21, 2014)–Featherweight prospect Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer is in camp and is sparring with Featherweight title challenger Vasyl Lomachenko in Las Vegas.

Farmer of Philadelphia is giving Loamachenko some good southpaw work as the Ukranian amateur legend prepares for his WBO Featherweight title fight against undefeated former U.S. Olympian Gary Russell Jr. on June 21 in Carson, California.

Farmer (15-4-1, 3 KO’s) himself is also preparing for a June 5 bout against undefeated Emanuel Gonzalez in Boston on Fox Sports 1.

“I am here learning, getting experience and helping him prepare for his fight,”said Farmer.

“Just training and being in the camp has helped my confidence as I prepare for my own fight.  I know on June 5, I will be more than prepared and put on a good show for the fans.  They will want to see me again.  I have been waiting for this opportunity my whole life.  It is here and I am ready to take it.”

“This a great experience for Tevin, said Club 1957 manager Mark Cipparone.

“Lomachenko is considered one of the greatest amateur fighters in history as he won two gold medals and to be able to absorb knowledge from him is priceless.  We hope that being in this camp will help Tevin in his own career going forward,” finished Cipparone.