- Miguel Maravilla
Ryan Garcia vs. Franciso Fonseca February 14 at Honda Center
Victorville's Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) defends his WBC Silver Lightweight Title in a 12-round fight against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19. KOs) on Friday, February 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. and live on DAZN.
"I'm very excited to be in the ring once again," said Ryan Garcia. "I'm looking to shock the world this year. I'm going to show the boxing world that I'm here forever!"
"Golden Boy is proud to present the biggest rising talent in the sport of boxing," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "Ryan Garcia silenced all the skeptics by knocking out a tough contender in Romero Duno, and he did it in just one spectacular round. Aside from being a popular young star who is loved by all women, he's also demonstrated that he's a skillful fighter with power in both hands. So, we will have something special for everyone to enjoy on Valentine's Day when we deliver this great show at Honda Center and live on DAZN."
In the co-main event, former three-division world champion Jorge "El Nino de Oro" Linares (46-5, 28 KOs) of Barinas, Venezuela will return in a 12-round lightweight fight.
Welterweight sensation Alexis "Lex" Rocha (15-0, 10 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. will defend his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title in a 10-round 147-pound clash.
Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (13-0, 9 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada will defend his NABF Welterweight Title in a 10-round bout.
Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) de Tierralta, Colombia will fight Alberto "Impacto" Melian (6-1, 4 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina for the vacant WBA International Bantamweight Title in a 10-round bout between two Golden Boy contenders.
Alejandro "PinPon" Reyes (2-0, 2 KOs), a native of Mexicali, Mexico who trains out of Los Angeles' Westside Boxing Club, will return in a four-round lightweight battle.
Evan Sanchez (6-0, 5 KOs) of Parlier, Calif. will participate in a six-round welterweight bout.
Tickets for Garcia vs. Fonseca go on sale Friday, Jan. 3 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at goldenboytickets.com, ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-943-4327 and at the Honda Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 5 p.m. PT and Sat 10 a.m. PT to 4 p.m. PT).