This Saturday, the Coachella Valley desert in California will once again sizzle with an exciting evening of boxing live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and televised live on HBO Latino at 10:30 p.m.
Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-2-1, 13 KOs) of Caracas, Venezuela, will battle undefeated Russian boxer Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Also, Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas (21-1-2, 14 KOs) of Miami will face off against undefeated standout Manuel “Tino” Avila (17-0, 7 KOs) of Fairfield, Calif. in the co-main event. Opening up the telecast, Philadelphia son Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KOs) will now face new opponent Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KOs)of Barranquilla, Columbia in a 10-round super featherweight fight.
In the non-televised undercard, Irish knockout artist and Los Angeles transplant Jason Quigley (7-0, 7 KOs) is set to take on Michael Faulk (3-2, 1 KO) of Queens, New York in a six-round super middleweight bout. As previously announced, Paulis Ritter of Newport Beach, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round heavyweight bout against Tommy Washington (3-7, 2 KOs) of Lansing, Mich. and undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez (11-0, 4 KOs) of Glendora, Calif., will face Miguel Tamayo (16-4-2, KOs) of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico in a six-round featherweight bout. Palm Desert junior middleweight favorite Neeco Macias (8-0, 4 KOs) will compete in six-round bout against Julian Cruz (2-4) of Long Beach, Calif. and local fighter, Darius Ervin (2-0) will take on Diego Padilla (1-0) of Los Angeles in a four-round welterweight bout. Lastly, middleweight Quilisto Madera (1-0) of Las Vegas will open up the night in a four-round middleweight battle against Tijuana, Mexico’s Fernando Najera (1-7).
Adding to the excitement at Fantasy Springs on Aug. 8, former nine-time World Champion Roy Jones Jr., will host a special meet and greet with fans prior to the televised bouts from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events Center. Fans with tickets to the event will have an opportunity to meet and take photos with the decorated champion.