Joseph Diaz Jr. to Face Ruben Tamayo & Frankie Gomez Returns vs Jorge Silva at Fantasy Springs

LOS ANGELES (September 17) – Undefeated featherweight sensation Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (17-0, 10 KOs) makes his fourth appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and first since November of 2014 on Friday, October 23, as he battles Mexican brawler, Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo (23-6-4, 15 KOs) in the 10-round featherweight main event of Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV.
 
Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez  (18-0, 13 KOs) will be making his long-awaited return to the ring when he takes on Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-9-2, 15 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main event of the night.
 
As part of the live stream on Ring TV, former amateur star Angel Bojado, will make his professional debut in a four-round super welterweight bout against an opponent yet to be named.  Also as part of the live streaming event, St. Louis’ KeAndre Gibson (13-0, 5 KOs) will be looking to keep his perfect record intact in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight contest against a to-be determined opponent and Paul Ritter (0-1) of Newport, Calif. will face Relanzo Richard Jr. of Lancaster, Calif. who is making his professional debut in a four-round heavyweight fight..
 
Entering the professional ring for the first time in four-round bouts will be Las Vegas super lightweight Marco Magdaleno and Los Angeles heavyweight Andrew Estrada. Opponents for these fighters will be announced shortly. The undercard fights featured on RingTV can be accessed via The RingTV’s Roku and Amazon Fire channels and www.ringtvlive.comat 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m. PT.
 
Diaz vs. Tamayo is a 10-round featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m.. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.  The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
 
Tickets for the event go on sale at 10am Friday, September 18 and are priced at $25, $35, and $45 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
 
Making the move from prospect to contender, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. has been a steady performer who impresses every time he steps between the ropes. This year, the former member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team has taken his game to the next level with wins over Juan Luis Hernandez, Giovanni Delgado and Rene Alvarado, and with another victory on October 23, the 22-year-old southpaw will be knocking on the door of the top ten of the featherweight division.
 
A seasoned fighter of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo will be looking to impress in his second fight of 2015.  The 26 year-old has had a chance to fight some of the best in the division, including a run in with Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar for the interim WBA Featherweight World Title and former world title Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz. Now, the featherweight fighter will be looking to add a victory to his resume and proving that he is still in the title game when he faces Joseph Diaz Jr. on Oct. 23.
 
A stellar amateur who won the 2009 United States Championship and earned a Silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, East LA’s Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez turned professional in 2010 and he has been on a mission ever since then. Owner of 12 knockouts in three rounds or fewers, Gomez can also box when he wants to, as shown in his near-shutout victory over longtime contender Vernon Paris in his most recent bout in July of 2014.
 
Hard-hitting Tijuana native Jorge “Pantera” Silva went through a rough spell after a 17-1-1 start to his professional career, as he battled the likes of Joshua Clottey, Alfredo Angulo, Pablo Cesar Cano and Alan Sanchez. But the 23-year-old got back to his winning ways in July with a fifth-round technical knockout of Juan Carlos Moreno, and he’s looking forward to his showdown with Gomez and introducing the “Pitbull” to the loss column for the first time.
 
Hailing from Boyle Heights, Angel Bojado his career in the sport at the young age of four, following in the footsteps of his brother former Mexican Olympian and youth champion Francisco “Panchito” Bojado. Since then, Bojado has been on a path to success competing in numerous amateur tournaments like the Desert Showdowns, Blue and Gold’s, National PAL Championships, National Silver Gloves Championships, the National Junior Olympic and many more, accumulating more than 130 bouts. In his professional debut, Bojado is eager to cement his own legacy in the sport.
 
24-year-old welterweight prospect, KeAndre Gibson, who now makes his home in Las Vegas, has become quite popular in Texas, where he won impressive victories over John Nater and Jose Hernandez. In January, Gibson took on Nicaragua’s Nelson Lara winning the fight via unanimous decision. In his second fight of 2015, Gibson  faced Jorge Ramos in an eight round fight winning the bout via unanimous decision in the undercard of Canelo-Kirkland on May 9.
 
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Clottey Decisions Silva. DeGuardia Lobbies for Shot at Canelo

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May 10, 2015…Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

 

Last night former IBF Welterweight champion Joshua Clottey scored a dominating victory over the very game and tough Jorge Silva on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez- James Kirkland fight tonight in Houston, TX.

 

Clottey, 39-4 22KO’s, Accra, Ghana, started a little slowly but started warming up in round 3. Joshua scored with ripping combinations and started to hurt Silva who dropped to 20-9-2 16KO’s.

 

Clottey continued to press the action looking very sharp as Silva hung tough and tried his best to fight back but Clottey just had too much for Silva to handle. T

 

The scores were 100-90 on two cards and 98-92 on the third all in favor of Clottey who now his eyes set on the winner of the main event between Alvarez and Kirkland.

 

Clottey promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing had this to say about Joshua’s performance ” Once again Joshua showed that he is one of the top Jr. Middleweights in the world today.   He fought a very tough kid in Silva and once his engines started revving he displayed the skill and power that made him a world champion. We definitely want to fight  Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as Canelo Alvarez won and I believe Josh deserves this opportunity”.

Alan Sanchez vs Jorge Silva Headline Golden Boy Live April 18

SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 20, 2014) -The Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas will be the center of the boxing world on Friday, April 18, when FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes air the latest edition of Golden Boy Live! in one of the sport’s premier hotbeds. In the main event, Alan Sanchez of Fairfield, Calif. will square off against Tijuana’s warrior Jorge “Pantera” Silva of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in a 10-round welterweight fight guaranteed to produce plenty of hard-hitting action.

Plus, 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. will be back in his home state for a 10-round welterweight bout against an opponent to be named in the co-main event. The card will also feature an all Texas showdown between San Antonio contender Raul Martinez and Brownsville’s Sergio Perales, hot Austin prospect Travell “Black Magic” Mazion, unbeaten San Antonio up and comer Joseph “The Texas Mongoose” Rodriguez Jr. and the professional debut of fan favorite and former amateur star Ryan “Cowboy” Karl of Houston. The day will start with a card stacked with local amateur fights during the day leading up to the main card of professional fights.

But that’s not all as on Thursday, April 17 Leija*Battah Promotions will present an additional night of professional boxing at the same venue featuring local fighters. All patrons who purchase a ticket for the Golden Boy Live! event will receive a free general admission ticket to the Thursday card, with those purchasing a ticket in rows 1-5 for Friday’s event receiving the same seating for April 17. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. CT with the first bell scheduled to ring at 5:30 p.m. CT.

A 23-year-old with a bright future in boxing, Fairfield’s Alan Sanchez (12-3-1, 6 KOs) has come a long way in just 16 fights, defeating top level foes like Manuel Leyva and Artemio Reyes. Even though he lost his most recent bout in September in San Antonio via decision to WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo, he learned several valuable lessons that he will apply against Silva.

Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-5-2, 15 KOs) of Tijuana is not lacking in experience, as he has been facing anyone and everyone since turning pro in 2008, including Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and Yoshihiro Kamegai. At 22-years-old, he hopes to get back on the winning track against Sanchez and will be pulling out all of the stops in search of victory.

Coming off of a successful Texas homecoming in February that saw him knock out Peter Oluoch in four rounds, Desoto’s Errol Spence Jr. (11-0, 9 KOs) is back in the Lone Star State on April 18 and he’s in search of another crowd-pleasing victory. Then again, that’s what the 24-year-old southpaw has been doing consistently since he made his professional debut in November of 2012.

The fighting pride of San Antonio, Raul “The Cobra” Martinez (30-3, 18 KOs) has always represented his city well and he is in route to becoming one of the top lightweight fighters in the world. Still looking for his first shot to a world title, Martinez has won two of his last three bouts and should he be victorious on April 18, his chances are looking stronger than ever. Brownsville’s Sergio Perales (21-1, 15 KOs) is no one’s stepping stone and after going 3-1 in his last four bouts, including an 83 second stoppage of former world title challenger Lorenzo Trejo last December, his confidence is sky high heading into his bout with Martinez.

A protégé of women’s boxing legend Ann Wolfe, Austin junior welterweight Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (7-0, 6 KOs) is already seen as having the tools to become a world champion in the future and he’s only 18-years-old. A blistering puncher with speed for days, Mazion has won his last two fights in San Antonio and he’s happy to be back again on April 18.

Signed to Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions, 21-year-old Joseph “The Texas Mongoose” Rodriguez Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs) is coming off of a big 2013 campaign in which he won four consecutive fights without a loss, including three victories in his hometown of San Antonio. On April 18, he will be back at home to face off with Bay City, Texas’ Francisco Arellano.

One of Texas’ top young boxers, Ryan “Cowboy” Karl won several championships during his amateur days, but now he’s ready to test the professional waters. On April 18, the Houston native will make his debut in his home state in a four-round welterweight bout against an opponent to be named.