Inglewood, California - World-ranked super featherweight Alejandro 'El Alacran' Perez of Salinas, California, puts his WBO #5 rating on the line when he takes on Edgar Riovalle of Mexico City at Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 West Century Blvd., on Saturday, July 13.
Top Rank, in association with Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing Promotions, will present the Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing card, which will be aired on UniMas.
Perez said, "I'm hungry, I can tell you that. I live off this sport. This is my life. Whatever I have to do to be on top, I will do. There are boxing fans who want to see a fight and that's what they will see when I am in the ring."
Perez is coming off his one of his career-best wins, a decision over previously unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan to win the vacant NABO 130-pound title.
Perez, born in Jacona, Michoacan, Mexico, has a record of 17-3-1, 11 KOs. He says his 'El Alacran' nickname is the "Mexican version of a scorpion." Riovalle's record is
35-14-2, 25 KOs. He is 8-2-1, 7 KOs in his last 11 bouts.
The main event on Saturday night is set for 10 rounds.
There will be nine bouts on the card featuring:
//Jessie Roman, 13-0, 8 KOs, lightweight from Garden Grove, Ca.
//Yunier Dorticos, 14-0, 14 KOs, Miami, in an 8 round cruiserweight bout
//Trevor McCumby, a big punching 11-0, 9 KO light-heavyweight from Chicago.
//Saul Rodriguez, a 9-0-1, 6 KO featherweight from Riverside, Ca.
Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman, 4-1-1, 1 KO returns after a seven month layoff to injury. A current fashion model for American Appael and Undfeated, Wolman has ignited the local boxing scene by infusing style, old school boxing and has a large following of young and faithful fans.
Vyacheslav Shabranskky, 3-0, 3 KOs, is an imposing Ukrainian cruiserweight who is currently living in Los Angeles. Shabranskyy has followed up two successful seasons in the World Series of Boxing with 3 consecutive knockouts as a professional.
Ticket prices are $25 general admission, reserved rows 4 to 6 $40, VIP Ringside rows 2 and 3 $75 plus Front Row $100.
The Ticket hotline is 626-388-8888.
Fight fans can also purchase tickets at www.hollywoodfightnight.com
First bell is scheduled for 6 pm pacific. The televised bouts will begin 8 pm.