RENO -- Let’s Get It On Promotions and the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa are pleased to announce “The Main Event” - an exciting night of world-class professional boxing Friday, May 4th, 2018 at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.  Oscar “El Chapito” Vasquez (15-1) vs. Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval (12-1) are matched in the main event.

In a sensational eight-round super-flyweight bout, Reno’s own Oscar Vasquez will be facing his toughest foe yet.  Reno boxing fans remember Ricardo Sandoval (Tijuana, MX) when he faced the tough Brent Venegas last November.  Sandoval earned the decision over Venegas in an action-packed brawl.  Sandoval has earned three more wins since then.  Many consider Vasquez vs. Sandoval to be a pick-em fight. 

“It’s a coinflip.” Says Let’s Get It On Promotions’ Tommy Lane. “Both guys come forward, both like to exchange punches.  It will be a very exciting fight.”

Vasquez, who is ranked in the top 15 at flyweight, is knocking at the door of a big opportunity.  Sandoval has quickly earned a name for himself at the super flyweight division as well.  A win for either will surely present bigger opportunities.

An exciting undercard will supplement Vasquez vs. Sandoval on May 4th. 

Carson City lightweight Diego Elizondo (2-0) and Reno’s rising star Ricardo “The Dreamer” Lucio-Galvan (2-0, 2 KO), a featherweight, will both be returning to the ring that evening in separate bouts.  Lucio-Galvan, also a sophomore at UNR, is coming off of a sensational second-round TKO victory over Kenny Guzman on the Beltran vs. Moses card in February.

Cruiserweight Blake “The Beast” McKernan (7-0, 5 KOs) of Sacramento will be making his way over the mountains to fight May 4th.  McKernan, an Army Veteran who served in Iraq, is looking to remain undefeated in a six-round bout. 

Additional matchups are being put together for May 4th.  More information will be announced soon.  Fight card subject to change.  First bell is at 7pm.

Tickets are available and can be purchased at the Atlantis Gift Shop $35, $65, $100 (taxes & fees not included), by calling Atlantis Special Events 888.551.7007 or 775.824.4467, or via

Two undefeated super bantamweight prospects will put their record on the line for when Marcus Bates (8-0-1, 7 KOs) of Washington, DC takes on Raeese Aleem (10-0, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas in a terrific eight-round co-feature bout that will take place THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The 7 bout show is promoted by King's Promotions.

In the main event, rising super middleweight Brandon Robinson (9-1, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on Oscar Riojas (16-8-1, 5 KOs) of Monterrey, Mexico in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.

Bates and Aleem have to be commended for taking this fight, as fighters in this day and age seemingly stay way from fellow undefeated foes until later in their careers.

They are both ready for what could be a career accelerating fight on Friday.


Bates --"Everything is great.  I don't know much about Aleem, I am not much for watching tape of my opponents, I don't worry about them, they have to worry about me."

Aleem-- "Training went well.  I had good sparring for this fight.  I know he is from Washington, DC.  that's about all I know about him."


Bates--"I want to be the best.  For that, I want to fight the best, and even though I have only 9 fights, I am ready to fight anyone."

Aleem--"It doesn't matter who is in front of me.  I have been looking to fight other undefeated guys, but they have been ducking me and not taking those fights for various reasons.  Bates accepted the fight, and it is going down on Friday.


Bates--"I have fought in Philly twice already, and this will be the 3rd time.  It is a great crowd there, and they have shown me love.  It makes me want to go in there and fight."

Aleem--"To be able to fight in Philadelphia is a good accomplishment.  I have fought most of my fights in the Midwest, so it is a great opportunity to make some new fans."


Bates--"I am focused on this fight, and I only take 1 fight at a time.  After this win, I will talk to my manager and promoter and see what is next.  It's going down, and someone is getting knocked out.  My fans can follow me on Instagram at _Dream_Crusher_Bates.

Aleem--"A Win does a lot.  It opens up other doors.  I have mentally put in a lot of hard work and focus to stay undefeated.  Not only winning, but looking good is a must.  You will not see any sloppy performance out of me on Friday.  April 6th, I am going in there for 8 hard rounds.  I will put everything on the table"

Colby Madison (6-0-1, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia fights Guillermo Del Rio (2-2, 2 KOs) of South Houston, TX in a six-round heavyweight battle.

Joshaphat Ortiz (2-0, 1 KO) of Reading, PA fights Evgueny Metchenov (0-1) of Forestville, MD in a junior light bout scheduled for four rounds.

Poindexter Knight (2-0, 2 KOs) fights Vincent Floyd (3-4-1, 2 KOs) in a battle of Philadelphia based welterweights.

Rasheed Johnson (3-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Denis Okoth (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Siaya, KE in a welterweight bout.

Kendall Cannida (1-0) of Philadelphia boxes pro debuting Carlos Villenueva of Philadelphia in a light heavyweight tussle.

Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at for $100, $75 and $50

Professional boxing's newest promotional company, Hartford Boxing Promotions, has announced its official formation, as well as tentative plans calling for its inaugural event this summer in Hartford.

Boxing trainer Tony Blanco and his Hartford-based House of Boxing gym partner, Michael Tran, have teamed with their undefeated light heavyweight prospect, Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera (6-0, 5 KOs), to form Hartford Boxing Promotions. Rivera is one of the best and most popular pro fighters in New England.

"We want to bring boxing back to Hartford," Blanco addressed why they founded this new promotional company. "Hartford is a hotbed of boxing. There's a lot of talent here and Hartford has a rich boxing history.

"We hope to promote our first show on June 16th, subject to Connecticut Boxing Commission approval, at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. It's owned by Live Nation and has been used only as a concert hall, but it has an old-school feel and will be an awesome venue for boxing. We're excited about promoting events in this new venue for boxing."

Boxing's roots in the Hartford market dates back nearly a full century, headlined by International Hall of Famers Willie "Will o' the Wisp" Pep and Christopher "Battling" Battalino. Other top-area boxers include world champion Marlon "Magic Man" Starling, world title challengers Gaspar "El Indio" Ortega, "Iceman" John Scully and Israel "Pito" Cardona, and 1996 USA Olympic Boxing Team captain Lawrence Clay-Bey.