LOS ANGELES - As California battles through a sizzling heat wave, the Summer of 2016 will get even hotter on Saturday, July 30, as two of SoCal's undefeated top rising stars return to the ring. Undefeated welterweight Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (24-0, 16 KOs) of San Diego is set to participate in 10-round main event while Golden Boy Promotions stable mate and undefeated NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph "Jojo" Diaz, Jr. (20-0, 11 KOs)of South El Monte, Calif. will be featured in the 10-round co-main event. Both fights will be televised on HBO Latino Boxing.
With Orozco ranked as number one by the WBC and in the top 10 by all major world sanctioning bodies and with Diaz crashing the WBC, IBF and WBO rankings, the stakes have never been higher as world-class boxing returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Opponents for Orozco and Diaz will be announced shortly.
"Antonio Orozco and Joseph Diaz, Jr. are two fighters quickly rising to the top in Golden Boy's stable of talent, with both poised to become world champions in the near-future," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "This card will be action-packed, making for an exiting summer event that fans should not miss on July 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and HBO Latino Boxing."
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 1, 2016 and are priced at $25, $35 and $45 and available for purchase now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
The HBO Latino Boxing event headlined by Antonio Orozco is a 10-round welterweight bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Unbeaten as a professional, San Diego's Antonio "Relentless" Orozco has paid his dues on the way to the top, and now his only intention is to get the shot at a world championship that he's craved. Winner of the NABF junior super lightweight title in 2014, the 28-year-old has since defeated former world champions Humberto "La Zorrita" Soto and Steve "2Pound" Forbes, and hot prospect Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor, and in his most recent bout on March 25, Orozco made another statement with a first round knockout of Miguel "Aguacerito" Acosta that thrilled the fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
A member of the 2012 United States Olympic team, Joseph "JoJo" Diaz, Jr. has been seen as a future world champion for years, and now the NABF Featherweight Champion is closing in on that dream. Currently ranked third in the world by the WBC and ninth by the IBF and WBO, the 23-year-old southpaw from South El Monte, California has steadily moved through all opposition at 126 pounds, including Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado, Ruben "Canelito" Tamayo and Hugo "Guerrero" Partida. But it was in his March 26 win over highly-regarded Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez that Diaz announced his arrival to the world stage.