Former Fiv-Time Champion Michael Carbajal to be VIP Gues for July 18th Edition of Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs
His fights were electrifying, his attack relentless and his power unmatched, earning him the nickname “Little Hands of Stone.” Now former five-time champion Michael “Manitas De Piedra” Carbajal will be the VIP guest for the July 18th edition of Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Event Center. The International Boxing Hall of Famer will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with fans starting at 6 p.m.
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Carbajal earned a Silver Medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, and went on to earn world titles against such notable opponents as Muangchai Kittikasem, Josue Camacho, Scotty Olson, and Jorge “Travieso” Arce. He’s also remembered for an epic fight trilogy with Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez.
Presented by Golden Boy and DAZN, this exciting night of boxing will be headlined by a 10-round battle between contender Jason Quigley (16-0, 12 KOs) and Tureano Johnson (20-2-1, 14 KOs) for the NABF Middleweight Title.
In the co-main event, Alberto“Impacto” Melian (5-0, 3 KOs) of Buenos Aires will defend his NABA Super Bantamweight Title in a 10-round fight againstLeonardo Baez (14-2, 8 KOs) of Mexicali.
Marlen Esparza (6-0, 1 KO) of Houston will defend her NABO Flyweight Title in an eight-round bout against Sonia Osorio (13-6-1, 3 KOs) of Mexico City.
Ricardo Sandoval (14-1, 9 KOs) of Rialto will participate in a 10-round flyweight battle againstMarco Sustaita (12-1-1, 10 KOs) of Oceanside.
Carlos “The Solution” Morales (18-4-3, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles will return in a 10-round lightweight fight against Rosekie Cristobal (15-4, 11 KOs) of Cotabato, Philippines.
Charles Huerta (20-6, 12 KOs) of Paramount will fight in an eight-round super featherweight clash against Filipino boxer Recky Dulay (11-5, 8 KOs).
Irish prospect Aaron “Silencer” McKenna (8-0, 5 KOs) will participate in a six-round fight against a soon-to-be-announced opponent.
Tickets ($25, $35, and $45) are on sale at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. The event will be streamed live on DAZN.
The fights will also be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation.
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