Diaz pitted against Partida, Taishan meets Arambula on December 18

Golden Boy 14/12/2015
Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions will close out a fantastic 2015 with a stacked card full of top prospects on Dec. 18 when undefeated featherweight sensation Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) will make his fifth appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in a 10-round featherweight main event against Mexico City, Mexico’s Hugo “Olimpico” Partida (20-6-2, 15 KOs) for the vacant NABF featherweight title live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV.

Also set for Dec. 18, Nicaraguan featherweight standout Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (22-5, 15 KOs) will work to end the year on a high note against Andrew Cancio (15-3-2, 11 KOs) from Blythe, California, and unbeaten Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (5-0, 3KOs) will fight in a four-round heavyweight bout against Daniel Arambula (3-1 1 KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Heading up the undercard in a six-round super welterweight bout against an opponent to be named, Oscar Torres (7-0, 4 KOs) has fight fans buzzing about his potential in a tough weight class. A native of Colombia now making his home in Los Angeles, Torres has shown off impressive power and tenacity in the ring thus far, and he’s expecting to close out the year on a winning note once more.

Already making noise with his exciting performances at Fantasy Springs, 25-year-old Rafael Gramajo (5-1-1, 2 KOs) will make his third appearance at the venue in a six-round super bantamweight bout against Michael Gaxiola (4-4) of Modesto, Calif. After a 1-1-1 start to his career, Gramajo has won four straight bouts and most recently decisioned Adrian Rodriguez in September.

An intriguing heavyweight matchup will make its way to Indio on December 18, as Boston’s Donnie Palmer (6-1-1, 6 KOs) faces Lansing, Michigan’s Tommy Washington (6-7, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout. Palmer has not let any of his victories go to the judges’ scorecards, and he’ll be looking for a similar result against the surging Washington, who has won three in a row.

In super lightweight action scheduled for four rounds, the latest member of the fighting Magdaleno clan to enter the pro boxing game, Indio’s own Marco Magdaleno (1-0, 1 KO), looks for his second consecutive win against debuting Los Angeles native Jonathan Rosales.


And in the four-round super welterweight opener, Coachella’s Jon Jon Dinong will make his pro debut against Ft. Smith, Arkansas’ Deartie Tucker (2-3, 2 KOs).

Diaz Jr. vs. Partida is a 10-round featherweight bout for the vacant NABF featherweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Carmelita Chorizo. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first fight is at 5:15 p.m. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

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