Marquez, Hovhannesyan Collide June 10 at Chumash:
The opening bout of Gary Shaw Production’s outstanding “Showdown in the Valley”, a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader broadcast from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on June 10 has been announced.
In a battle of unbeaten junior lightweights, Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Archie Ray Marquez will face Glendale, California, via Gyumri, Armenia’s Art “Lionheart” Hovhannesyan over eight exciting rounds or less.
29-year-old Hovhannesyan (13-0-1, 7 KOs) returned from 10 months off to score an impressive TKO 5 over veteran Jose Alfredo Lugo on the undercard of his countryman Vic Darchinyan’s victory over Yonnhy Perez at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on April 23.
22-year-old Marquez (12-0, 8 KOs) was last seen scoring a unanimous eight-round decision over Las Vegas native Johnny Frazier at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, New Mexico on April 2.
Hovhannesyan vs. Marquez will serve as the televised opener in a night that features some of the most exciting prospects in boxing including bantamweight power puncher Chris Avalos and cruiserweight smasher Lateef “Power” Kayode in separate bouts.
Gary Shaw, of Gary Shaw Productions, promotes both Marquez and Hovhannesyan.
“Their styles dictate that this will be an action fight. Both of these fighters can punch and neither of them likes to fight going backward. It’s a great match-up to start a great night of boxing.”
On fight night, the first fight will begin at 5:30 pm Pacific time. Tickets are priced at $35, $45, $55, $70, and $85. The Chumash Casino Resort is located at 3400 East Highway 246 in Santa Ynez.