Rubén “El Puas” Olivares, considered by many the greatest bantamweight champion of all time, will be the special VIP guest for the May 16 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center. The event will be headlined by a 10-round battle between “Ruthless” Romero Duno (19-1, 15 KOs) and Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KOs) for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title.
Tickets starting at just $25 can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office by calling 1-800-827-2946 or by clicking here. The fights will also be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 7 p.m. PT.
In a career that spanned more than 100 professional fights, Olivares had 89 victories including 79 by knockout. The Mexico City native holds the record for the most wins in unified title bouts in bantamweight history at six, and compiled separate streaks of 22 and 21 consecutive knockouts. In 2003, The Ring placed him at No. 12 on their list of the greatest punchers of all time.
A member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, Olivares remains a beloved figure in his home country. After his retirement, he became a mainstream entertainment star with appearances in numerous Mexican movies. On Thursday, May 16, he will be at the Springs Special Events Center sign autographs and take pictures with fans. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (17-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles defends his NABF Featherweight Title against Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-0-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara in a 10-round bout.
Additional fights on the card include:
Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (14-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas in an eight-round super welterweight battle.
Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-4-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles in an eight-round lightweight fight.
Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (8-0, 5 KOs) of San Diego vs. Daniel Evangelista (20-9-2 16 KOs) of Mexico City in an eight-round super lightweight bout.
Tenochititlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-1, 1 KO) of Los Angeles in a six-round super featherweight fight.
Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (3-0, 1 KO) of Victorville returns in a six-round super featherweight fight.
Kevin Anton of Palmdale makes his professional debut in a four-round welterweight fight.
Opponents for the undercard will be announced shortly.
Media interested in covering Duno vs. Rodriguez must be pre-approved for credentials. Credential applications are due Monday, May 13 at 5 p.m. PT Click here to apply for a media credential. Submitting an application does not guarantee approval for a credential. You cannot transfer your credentials to someone else. Media will not be credentialed on-site, no exceptions.
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Ramiro Gonzalez/Gabriel Rivas, Golden Boy: (213) 489-5631
Chloe Zuanich, Havas Formula, [email protected]
Chris Legentil, DAZN, [email protected]:(646) 660-5934
Brian Karpas, DAZN, [email protected]: (929) 208-7117
Michael Felci, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, [email protected]: (760) 399-2425