New Opponent for Cano; Alfonso Gomez Replaces KeAndre Gibson
Pablo "El Demoledor" Cesar Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs) will now face new opponent, former world title contender, Alfonso Gomez (25-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico, as the main event on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar on July 15. Billed as Alfonso Gomez vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, the 10-round super welterweight fight will replace the previously announced showdown between Cano and undefeated welterweight prospect KeAndre "The Truth" Gibson (15-0-1 7 KOs), who sustained an elbow injury on June 21. Live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the event will also feature a special opportunity to meet former five-division boxing world champion and International Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard at the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center ahead of the televised bouts from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The former undisputed welterweight champion and former Olympic gold medalist will be available for photos and to sign boxing memorabilia.
The undercard of the evening will be an exciting 10-round featherweight bout betweenJayson "La Maravilla" Velez (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (23-7, 16 KOs) as the co-main event of the evening. Also, decorated amateur Cesar Diaz of Palmdale, Calif. will make his professional debut in a scheduled four-round super bantamweight hoping to make airtime on the Estrella TV broadcast as the swing bout of the evening.
Part of the non-televised undercard and streaming on RingTVLive.com, Azat Hovanissyan(8-2, 7 KOs) of Glendale, Calif. will participate in a six-round super bantamweight fight and Indio, Calif.'s Marco Magdaleno (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Hugo Padilla (3-6, 2 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico in a four-round lightweight bout. Opening the night Jhon Leon of Los Angeles will also make his professional debut in a four-round welterweight fight against Steward Flores (1-0, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles. All opponents will be announced shortly.
Tickets for the event are on sale and are priced at $45, $35, and $25. They can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at atwww.fantasyspringsresort.com.