Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ronny Rios Faces Jeremy McLaurin on Feb. 4 in Anaheim

LOS ANGELES  - The fists will be flying at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 4 when Golden Boy Promotions presents its first "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" event of 2012 which will feature a battle for local pride that pits Santa Ana's Ronny Rios taking on Anaheim's own Jeremy McLaurin in an eight round junior lightweight main event.

Also featured on this hard-hitting card will be an eight round featherweight co-main event between Salinas' Alejandro Perez and Florida's Derrick Wilson.

Rios vs. McLaurin headlines a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the first bell rings at 7:00 pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00 pm ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $30 and $50, may be purchased online at www.flavorus.com/soloboxeo.

Unbeaten as a professional, former amateur star Ronny Rios (16-0, 7 KO's) is one of the junior lightweight division's brightest young prospects and, after solid 2011 wins over Georgi Kevlishvili and Noe Lopez Jr., he made a huge statement to the boxing world with a clear-cut eight round unanimous decision win over longtime contender Roger "Speedy" Gonzalez last September. Needless to say, 2012 will be a pivotal year for Rios and in order to keep the momentum going, he needs to kick it off right on Feb. 4.

Anaheim native Jeremy McLaurin (9-2, 5 KO's) may have fought the majority of his fights in Minnesota, but the 30-year-old has been waiting his entire three-year professional career to return to his roots and headline in his hometown. The winner of two of his last three fights over fellow prospects Joel Flores and Gary Eyer, McLaurin's dream fight has become a reality and he expects to make the most of it.

Salinas' Alejandro Perez (15-3-1, 10 KO's) has a well-deserved reputation for being willing to fight anyone, anytime, anywhere, and he carries that respect as a badge of honor. Just 25 years old, Perez has already faced current World Champion Rico Ramos, knocked out highly-regarded Antonio Escalante and held the WBC USNBC title at 122 pounds. Now returning to featherweight after two fights at 130 pounds, Perez will look to use a win over Wilson as a springboard to begining a title run.

23-year old Derrick Wilson (9-2-2, 3 KO's) first made a name for himself in 2009 when he knocked out then-undefeated Charles Huerta in a single round. Since then, the Fort Myers, Florida native has gone won five of seven fights, including a 2010 win over then 7-0 Ricky Lopez. Now, he has the opportunity to beat a respected veteran in Alejandro Perez, and it's fights like this that always make him rise to the occasion.

Tags: Ronny Rios image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement