Young rising star Roberto Marroquin of Dallas goes into his first main event on FSN (10 pm eastern) when he takes on featherweight Frankie Leal of Mexicali on a Top Rank Live! fight card at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Saturday, April 23.
Marroquin, 21, has a record 19-0, 14 KOs. He is ranked WBO #12, IBF #14 at featherweight.
"I was born, raised in Dallas," said Marroquin. "I have one brother, three sisters. I started boxing when I was eight years old. My dad encouraged me, saying he didn't want me running around on the streets. The first time I boxed it was at a flea market - no kidding. But now I am prepared and ready for a big fight like this."Tags: Tommy Zbikowski , Roberto Marroquin
Leal, 25, has a record of 15-5-3, 9 KOs. In his last bout he had a 12 round draw against 11-2-0 Miguel Gonzalez in Mexicali.
Marroquin vs. Leal is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Big punching, unbeaten Russian middleweight Matt Korobov, 14-0, is on the card. He has been traininig in Las Vegas with former champion Mike McCallum at the Top Rank Gym. Korobov will face Marcos Primera of North Carolina.
NFL player Tommy Zbikowski of the Baltimore Ravens goes into his 4th pro bout, taking on Blake Warner of Oklahoma City. Tommy Z, as he is known in boxing, has been training with Emanuel Steward in Detroit.
Heavyweight Andy Ruiz, 9-0, of Mexicali is taking on Angel Herrera, 6-4-3, of Texas. Ruiz trains at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Calif.