EMILIO ‘THE KID’ SANCHEZ AND KEVIN ‘THE KRAGEN’ RIVERS JR. TO MEET IN HIGH-STAKES BATTLE IN CO-MAIN EVENT
Gamez was a highly-ranked amateur and national champion before turning professional in 2016. Since then, the 22-year-old prospect had developed an impressive record, using his explosive counterpunches to maintain an undefeated record. In his last fight, Gamez moved up in weight to defeat Shoki Sakai via eight-round decision in April of this year, and he’ll make his headlining debut against a tough challenge in Dulay.
“To be recognized as the future of boxing, you have to fight the best,” said Genaro Gamez. “This fight against Recky Dulay will prove just that, and I recommend that nobody blink because I’ll look to finish the my first headliner by knockout this August 10.”
Dulay is a powerful puncher who crashed onto the Los Angeles boxing scene in July of last year when he scored a surprising third-round knockout victory against previously undefeated prospect Jaime Arboleda. Dulay lost against regional title challenger Dardan Zenunaj in Sept. of that year but will return with hopes of upsetting yet another undefeated prospect in what will also be his headlining debut.
“People might think that I’m a stepping stone for Genaro Gamez,” said Recky Dulay. “But they are badly mistaken. I will prove on Aug. 10 that he will pay the price for choosing me as an opponent. I have already beaten an undefeated prospect in the past, so this time will not be an exception. A victory against him will grant me more opportunities, so I am more than motivated for this fight.”
In the co-main event, Emilio “The Kid” Sanchez (15-1, 10 KOs) of Pacoima, California and Kevin Rivers Jr. (14-2, 10 KOs) of Landover, Maryland will meet in an eight-round featherweight battle that will not be for the faint of heart. Sanchez and Rivers are both Golden Boy Promotion prospects who will definitely give tough fights as they are coming off losses in their last outings. This clash is important because the winner will return to a winning path in this very difficult sport.
Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-1, 1 KO) of Los Angeles, California will return in the televised opener against David Perez (10-3, 5 KOs) of Houston, Texas in a six-round super bantamweight fight.
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