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Hopkins to meet and greet at Gomez v Kamegai on Friday night

Golden Boy 18/03/2015
Bernard Hopkins

📸 Tom Casino

Golden Boy Promotions today announced the full card for an exciting March 20 return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. where former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico will take on Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout.

Airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, Kamegai vs. Gomez is part of the fan-favorite Golden Boy Live! series. In addition to the stacked card, Golden Boy Promotions Partner and future boxing Hall of Famer, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans at the Special Events Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Southern California native Ronny Rios (23-1, 10 KOs) will take on Guadalajara’s Sergio “El Frio” Frias (16-4-2, 8 KOs) in the co-main event 10-round featherweight bout, and former Irish national championship fighter Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (17-1-1, 8 KOs) is set for an eight-round televised lightweight match against power puncher Miguel Zamudio (29-6-1, 17 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico.

Fighting for airtime, Irish and European championship fighter Jason Quigley (4-0, 4 KOs), fresh off of his March 6 victory at the premiere of LA FIGHT CLUB, will face an opponent yet to be named in a six-round middleweight television swing bout.

In the non-televised undercard, Los Angeles-based Rafael Gramajo (1-1-1, 1 KO) will face an opponent yet to be named in a four-round featherweight bout. Starting off the night for the March 20 card, Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera (9-10-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will fight in a six-round welterweight brawl against relative newcomer Jose Marrufo (4-2-2) of Phoenix, AZ.

In addition, the undefeated Abraham Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Juan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez (20-15-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico’s Sergio “El Frio” Frias is rising featherweight who has established a successful career in his native country. In 2014, Frias stayed busy taking on three tough fighters Albert Pacheco, Manuel Avila and Claudio Hurtado. Fighting in the U.S. for the second time in is career, Frias is looking to establish a fan base when he faces Ronny Rios on March 20.

The young yet seasoned fighter Miguel Zamudio of Los Mochis, Mexico, will make his sixth U.S. professional appearance on the undercard of Kamegai vs. Gomez. Zamudio will work to keep his 2015 winning streak going on March 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino when he faces the less experienced but fierce Irish champion Kavanagh.

Hailing from Balleybofey in County Danegal, Ireland, the 22-year-old Jason Quigley had an outstanding amateur career becoming the first Irish fighter to win a Silver medal at the AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2013. He started his professional career in 2014 and quickly garnered attention by ending each fight via knockout against Howard Reece, Fernando Najera, and Greg McCoy. Quigley continued his wins-by-knockout streak by taking down Lanny Dardar less than two minutes into the first round at the March 6 debut of LA FIGHT CLUB..

Hailing from the Westside Boxing Club, Rafael Gramajo will have the fourth professional fight of his career on March 20. Gramajo, a Garden City, Kansas native, who now makes his home in Los Angeles, will make his California debut at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

In his first fight of 2015, Jose Marrufo of Phoenix, AZ will face off against local favorite Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera. Marrufo will seek to get the win after settling for a draw in his last match to claim the vacant WBC U.S. National Boxing Championship welterweight title. Motivated by a thirst for victory, Marrufo will make a war in the ring on March 20 that will not disappoint.

Kamegai vs. Gomez is a 10-round super welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the ?rst bell rings at 6:00 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the event, priced at $25, $35, and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase from the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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