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Antonio Orozco-Miguel Angel Huerta Set For 1/24, FS1

INDIO, CALIF. - FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes' Golden Boy Live! series returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 24 to kick-off 2014 with a hard-hitting main event featuring San Diego's undefeated Antonio "Relentless" Orozco as he puts his undefeated record on the line against fellow power-puncher Miguel Angel "El Anestesista" Huerta of Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico in a 10-round junior welterweight fight.  Also featured on the night of boxing will be a 10-round IBF Super Welterweight Final Elimination bout between former World Champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage and Miami's Joey "Twinkle Fingers" Hernandez.

Rapidly becoming one of the most intimidating fighters in the junior welterweight division, Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (18-0, 14 KO's) stopped his last six opponents by way of knockout, including veterans Ivan Hernandez and Jose Reynoso and fellow prospect Danny Escobar.  On Jan. 24, the 26-year-old from San Diego returns for his third appearance at Fantasy Springs when he faces a rugged veteran in Huerta.

Hard-hitting southpaw  "El Anestesista" (27-11-1, 18 KO's) has tested several top-notch fighters over the years, with big wins over Daniel Alicea, Efren Hinojosa and Darling Jimenez proving that when the bell rings, the Mexico City product is always ready for battle.  The always-tough Huerta is looking forward to upsetting Orozco.

Eager to prove his boxing life begins at 40, Detroit's former World Champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage (32-5, 19 KO's) is eager to defeat Joey Hernandez on Jan. 24 and put himself back in line for a shot at becoming a world champion again.  The former IBF 154-pound world champion from 2010, when he knocked out Cory Spinks, to 2013 when he lost a controversial majority decision to Ishe Smith, Bundrage plans on letting his heavy hands go and adding another knockout to his record.

Miami southpaw Joey "Twinkle Fingers" Hernandez (23-1-1, 13 KO's) has long been one of South Florida's best-kept secrets.  The winner of eight straight bouts, five by knockout, and owner of the USBO and the WBC USNBC titles at 154 pounds, Hernandez is on the brink of a shot at a world title.  The 29-year-old is back in action after a victory over James Winchester in November of last year and ready to take on Bundrage of Jan. 24.

Orozco vs. Huerta is a 10-round junior welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts.  The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

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

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 12-20-2013

These fighters like Orozco need to Nut-up and fight someone with a pulse instead of a fighter who lost 3 of his last 4 fights.

Comment by CJ_Ross on 12-20-2013

Twinkle fingers would be a good Malinaggi nickname

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-20-2013

better bout tha the 1 w/K9...who do they call Joe Twinlke fingers...sounds sissified...

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