Undefeated star Vyacheslav “Lion Heart – Chingonsky” Shabranskyy (13-0, 11 KOs) of Los Angeles will return to the ring after a stellar performance on March 12, going up against the undefeated Paul Parker (7-0, 4 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio in the 10-round cruiserweight main event for Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on June 30.
Live from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Shabranskyy will be looking to continue his winning streak alongside of some of the east coast’s undefeated fighters.
In the co-main event, undefeated rising star, D’Mitrius Ballard (8-0, 7 KOs) of Washington D.C. will take on Josue Obando (11-5, 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in a six-round light heavyweight fight; and fellow undefeated Washington D.C. boxer Lamont Roach Jr. (7-0, 3 KOs) will face San Antonio’s Christian Santibanez (3-4, 2 KOs) in a six-round lightweight televised bout. Fighting to make airtime, local fighter Damon Allen (6-0, 2 KOs) will go head-to-head against Luis “Yeye” Rodriguez (3-4, 2 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico in a six-round super lightweight swing bout.
In non-televised undercard, super featherweight Kevin “K-Smoove” Rivers, Jr. (11-0, 8 KOs) of Cheverly, Maryland will face Luis “Lichito” Lizarraga Jr. (5-4-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round battle; and. Also hailing from Philadelphia, Victor Vasquez (18-9-1, 8 KOs) will go up against Puerto Rican fighter Edgardo Torres (2-4, 2 KOs) in a non-televised six-round lightweight bout. Opening up the night, South Korea native and Philadelphia transplant GangYong Kim (4-1) will fight new opponent Tyrone Luckey (5-4-2, 5 KOs) of Middletown, New Jersey in a four-round lightweight bout.
Tickets for the event are priced at $75 and $50 and are on sale now by calling (215) 568-2400, (215) 364-9000 or (215) 765-0922 and on online at www.wanatix.com or www.peltzboxing.com, and at the 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St., Philadelphia, PA 19148.
Coming off of an impressive technical knockout victory over Fabiano Pena to gain the USNBC Light Heavyweight title on March 12, Vyacheslav “Lion Heart – Chigonsky” Shabranskyy is looking to continue his winning streak in 2015. A native of Zhytomyr, Ukraine and now making his home in Los Angeles, Shabranskyy is a powerful puncher who put together an impressive 2014 campaign, facing and quickly defeating: Lamont Williams, Paul Vasquez, Michael Gbenga, Demetrius Walker, Emil Gonzalez and Garrett Wilson.
Fighting out of Toledo, Ohio, Paul Parker has made a name for himself in his hometown stopping every opponent since his professional debut in 2012. The relative newcomer most recently faced Brian Holstein in August of 2014, winning the fight by knockout in the first round. Previously, Parker fought four times in 2013 defeating Dwayne Williams, Darryl Johnson, James Shorter and Joshua Skipper along the way. Now, is his toughest fight to date, Parker will be looking to continue his winning streak when he faces Vyacheslav Shabranskyy on June 30.
A decorated amateur star, the professional run of D’Mitrius Ballard thus far has been nothing short of spectacular. Just 22 years old, Ballard has shown power, speed and ring generalship all while exciting fans from New York to Texas to his home of Washington, D.C. Coming off a 70- second knockout of Jason Zabokrtsky in March, Ballard is chasing after more spectacular finishes this year.
Making his U.S. debut, from Gudalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Josue Obando, will be looking to impress critics in his first fight of 2015. Having last seen the ring in November of 2014 against Bruno Sandoval, Obando is a hungry fighter looking for redemption. The fighter was undefeated in 2013, winning his fights against Jorge Lujan and Felipe Macias via knockout. June 30, will be a test for Obando as he looks to start off 2015 with a victory when he faces D’mitrius Ballard.
Nineteen-year-old lightweight phenom Lamont Roach Jr. has been a dazzling force in the ring following an impressive amateur career and as he piles up the wins, boxing insiders see him as a young man with world championship potential. Looking to test himself once again in his return to the 2300 Arena where he stopped Herbert Quartey in January, Roach is ready for anyone placed in front of him in the ring.
After two hard losses at the beginning of his professional career in 2013, Christian Santibanez was triumphant in his only fight of 2014 against Daniel Arriaga in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Already in 2015, Santibanez has participated in in four fights, boasting two victories over Jose Dolores and Ivan Moreno in Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico. After a tough loss to Ruslan Madiev at Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino in Indio, Calif., Santibanez will look to defeat Lamont Roach Jr. this month at the 2300 Arena.
Damon Allen of Philadelphia is a relative newcomer to the sweet science. Allen last fought in 2014 respectively defeating Antony Linenfelser via technical knockout and Hector Marengo via unanimous decision. A professional boxer since 2012, the 20-year old will be making his 2015 debut after a year out of the ring.
With a strong professional debut in June 2012, Puerto Rican fighter Luis Rodriguez won his first three fights against Israel Muniz, Luis Oritz, and Luis Guzman, and was defeated by Jose Santiago. Rodriguez made his U.S. debut in 2015 against Mykal Fox in Washington D.C., and followed up with fights against Kenneth Sims. Jr. at Madison Square Gardens in New York and Keenan Smith in Atlantic City.
Undefeated since his professional debut in 2012, Kevin “K-Smoove” Rivers, Jr. of Cheverly, Maryland is eager to get back in the ring after an impressive technical knockout victory over Stephon McIntyre in January of this year. The fighter has been steadily moving up the ranks accumulating wins over other stand-out prospects, Xavier Montelongo and Karl Garcia in 2014. Now the 24-year-old fighter is ready to continue his winning streak in his second fight of 2015.
Hailing from Merida, Mexico, Luis “Lichito” Lizarraga Jr., the 21-year-old made his professional debut in February 2012 against Alfonso Millan in his hometown. Consistently fighting in Mexico since his debut, Lizarraga made his American debut in October 2014 when he faced tough opponent Diego De La Hoya at Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif. With a loss to De La Hoya and to Christopher Diaz in February 2015 at the Sun Dome in Tampa. Florida, Lizarraga is eager to face Kevin Rivers in one of the toughest fights of his career yet.
Philadelphia native Victor Vasquez is an experienced fighter looking to impress in his second fight of 2015. The lightweight fighter was last seen in the ring in March, defeating Jose L. Guzman via fourth-round technical knockout. The fighter is looking to keep the momentum going and add another win to his record when he fights Edgardo Torres on June 30.
Vineland, New Jersey’s Edgardo Torres made his professional debut in April 2011 against Korey Sloane at Caesars in Atlantic City. After a win against Anthony Cusumano in 2012, Torres fell victim to tough opponents: Scott Burrell in 2013, Evincii Dixon in 2014, and most recently GangYong Kim at the 2300 Arena in May 2015. On June 30, he will return to the venue looking for redemption as he takes on Philly native Victor Vasquez.
GangYong Kim, a Philly transplant from South Korea, is a newcomer to the sport who was last seen in his USA debut at the 2300 Arena on May 8, defeating Edgardo Torres via unanimous decision. The 26-year-old fighter will be looking to impress the fans of his new hometown when he faces Tyrone Luckey in a four-round lightweight bout at the 2300 Arena.
Tyrone Luckey, the 30-year-old hailing from Middletown, New Jersey, made his professional debut in 2010 knocking out his first four opponents. In July 2011, Luckey was defeated by Bryne Green in a close six-round decision and followed up with a draw against Ramon Ellis, a loss against a Tevin Farmer, and a knock out against Bryan Acaba to round out 2012. After two tough losses to Wahid Raheem and Jason Sosa in 2013 and a draw against Jose Ortiz in 2015, Luckey will look to comeback against Gang Yong Kim this month in Philadelphia.
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Paul Parker is a 10-round cruiserweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Joe Hand Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, and Mexico – Live It To Believe It! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 6:45 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.