Santiago v Ruiz: Stacked undercard accompanies Feb 16 PBC Toe-to-Toe Tuesday
Unbeaten prospects Juan Heraldez (9-0, 6 KOs), Ladarius “Memphis” Miller (9-0, 1 KO) and Maurice Lee (5-0, 3 KOs) will highlight a stacked undercard on Tuesday, February 16 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
The February 16 event is headlined by a 10-round bantamweight contest between Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (20-3-1, 8 KOs) and Erik Ruiz (15-4, 6 KOs) on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features two more exciting matchups as light heavyweight Lionell “The Great” Thompson (16-3, 10 KOs) battles Paul Parker (7-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round affair and hard-hitting Lanell “KO” Bellows (14-1-1, 7 KOs) faces Antowyan “Iceman” Aikens (10-0-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round super middleweight contest.
Heraldez will battle Adam Mate (17-7, 10 KOs) in welterweight action while Miller will enter the ring in a six-round lightweight contest against Rolando Chinea (11-1-1, 4 KOs) and Lee takes on Ronald Rivas (3-3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round welterweight affair.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $25 and $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.samstownlv.com ororor orooor by calling (702) 284-7777, or at any Boyd Gaming box office.
Additional undercard fights feature 29-year-old Latondria Jones (1-0, 1 KO) of Washington, D.C. against Louisiana’s Latasha Burton (4-5) in a four-round middleweight contest and 24-year-old Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman (4-0-1, 1 KO) of Los Angeles in a six-round super middleweight contest against unbeaten Corey Dulaney (3-0-1, 1 KO) of Columbus, Ohio.
Rounding out the action is Las Vegas-native Charvis Holifield (4-1-1, 3 KOs) against San Antonio’s Azriel Paez (4-1-1, 1 KO) in a six-round welterweight bout and 20-year-old Tra-Kwon Pettis (2-0, 1 KO) in four-rounds of lightweight action.
Unbeaten at just 25-years-old, Heraldez hopes to pick up in 2016 where he left off after a very successful 2015. The Las Vegasnative picked up three victories in his hometown last year as he bested Tavorus Teague, Eric Bossler and most recently Joaquin Chavez in September. He will be opposed by the 25-year-old Mate out of Budapest, Hungary who picked up six victories in 2015.
Born in Memphis but fighting out of Las Vegas, Miller has shown excellent boxing skills as he remained unbeaten and fought his first six-round bouts in 2015. The 22-year-old faces a 24-year-old Chinea who fights out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Chinea most recently defeated Christian Steele in November 2015.
Fighting out of Van Nuys, California, Lee will be making his first pro start in Las Vegas when he enters the ring on February 16. The 23-year-old most recently was victorious by way of knockout in September 2015 over Shaun Lee Henson. He will take on the 29-year-old Guatemalan Rivas who fights out of Louisiana.