LOS ANGELES - Pablo "El Demoledor" Cesar Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs) will now face new opponent, former world title contender, Alfonso Gomez (25-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico, as the main event on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar on July 15. Billed as Alfonso Gomez vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, the 10-round super welterweight fight will replace the previously announced showdown between Cano and undefeated welterweight prospect KeAndre "The Truth" Gibson (15-0-1 7 KOs), who sustained an elbow injury on June 21.
Live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the event will also feature a special opportunity to meet former five-division boxing world champion and International Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard at the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center ahead of the televised bouts from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The former undisputed welterweight champion and former Olympic gold medalist will be available for photos and to sign boxing memorabilia.
The undercard of the evening will be an exciting 10-round featherweight bout between Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (23-7, 16 KOs) as the co-main event of the evening. Also, decorated amateur Cesar Diaz of Palmdale, Calif. will make his professional debut in a scheduled four-round super bantamweight hoping to make airtime on the Estrella TV broadcast as the swing bout of the evening.
Part of the non-televised undercard and streaming on RingTVLive.com, Azat Hovanissyan (8-2, 7 KOs) of Glendale, Calif. will participate in a six-round super bantamweight fight and Indio, Calif.'s Marco Magdaleno (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Hugo Padilla (3-6, 2 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico in a four-round lightweight bout.
Opening the night Jhon Leon of Los Angeles will also make his professional debut in a four-round welterweight fight against Steward Flores (1-0, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles. All opponents will be announced shortly.
Tickets for the event are on sale and are priced at $45, $35, and $25. They can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Alfonso Gomez vs. Pablo Cesar Cano is a 10-round super welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios. The RingTVlive.com live stream will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.
Mexico-native and California transplant Alfonso Gomez rose to recognition in the U.S. while competing on the hit reality TV show "The Contender" on NBC in 2004. He ranked third of the show's 16 fighters that were competing for a one million dollar cash prize. Gomez is an intense fighter who has taken on some of the toughest fighters in the sport, Shawn "Showtime" Porter, Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass. In 2014 Gomez won via unanimous decision over Ed Paredes at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Las Vegas in July and won another decisive victory over Japanese warrior Yoshihiro "El Maestrito" Kamegai in March of 2015. Now, in the ring for the first time this year, Gomez will be looking to continue the winning streak when he takes on the equally exciting fighter Pablo Cesar Cano on July 15.
Pablo Cesar "El Demoledor" Cano of Tlalnepantla, Mexico State, Mexico is set on demolishing any opponent who stands in his way. No stranger in battling for belts, Cano is the former WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion and NABF Light Welterweight Champion and along his path to world championship gold has fought for the WBA Welterweight World Championship against Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi and the vacant WBC Super Lightweight World Championship against Erik "El Terrible" Morales. Staying busy in 2015, Cano defeated Jorge Silva and Silverio "Chamaco II" Ortiz, and most recently faced Alan Sanchez in May 2016 at the new Toshiba Plaza in Las Vega, opening up the Canelo-Khan fight weekend. Now, Cano will be looking to get back on the winning column as he sets up to face one of the most promising contenders in the welterweight division, former world title contender Alfonso Gomez on July 15.