Former Heavyweight Champion Hasim 'The Rock' Rahman to be Special Guest VIP Dec. 8 Golden Boy Fight Night
FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION HASIM 'THE ROCK' RAHMAN TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST FOR DEC. 8 GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT ON FACEBOOK WATCH AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
RENE 'EL GEMELO' ALVARADO AND CARLOS 'THE SOLUTION' MORALES
TO HEADLINE EVENT IN WBA SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR
Tickets Still Available!
INDIO, CALIF. (Nov. 27, 2018): Former heavyweight world champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman will be the special VIP guest for the Dec. 8 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 12-round WBA Super Featherweight World Title Eliminator bout between Rene "El Gemelo" Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) and Carlos "The Solution" Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs). The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Rahman is native of Baltimore, Md. who faced the likes of David "Tuaman" Tua, Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield, John "The Quietman" Ruiz, James "Lights Out" Toney and Alexander "Russian Vityaz" Povetkin in a historic career that lasted 20 years. Rahman is known for stopping Lennox "The Lion" Lewis via fifth-round knockout to capture WBC, IBF, IBO and Lineal Heavyweight World Titles. The bout was named Upset of the Year and Knockout of the Year by Ring Magazine in the year 2001. Rahman will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
In the co-main event, Jonathan "Thunder" Navarro (15-0, 8 KOs) of East Los Angeles, Calif. will face Manuel Mendez (16-3-3, 11 KOs) of Indio, Calif. in a 10-round super lightweight fight.
Hector "El Finito" Tanajara Jr. (15-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas, will battle Roberto "Tito" Manzanarez (36-2, 29 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona in a 10-round lightweight clash.
NABO Featherweight Champion Joet Gonzalez (20-0, 11 KOs) of Glendora, Calif. will defend his belt for the first time in a 10-round fight.
Luis Feliciano (8-0, 5 KOs) of Utuado, Puerto Rico will open the night of action in an eight-round super lightweight attraction.
Javier Padilla (6-0-1, 5 KOs) of Indio, Calif. will participate in a four-round featherweight clash.
Anthony Reyes (3-0, 2 KOs) of Coachella Valley, Calif. will face Dilan Miranda (3-0, 2 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a four-round super bantamweight fight.
Patricio Manuel will make his professional debut in a four-round super featherweight fight.
Opponents for the undercard fighters will be announced shortly.
Alvarado vs. Morales is a 12-round WBA Super Featherweight World Title Eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate,"THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING," and Hennessy, "Never Stop, Never Settle." The fights will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $25. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Media interested in attending Alvarado vs. Morales must request credentials by emailing [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 30.
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