LOS ANGELES - Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN is at it again with an action-packed undercard to match its highly anticipated super lightweight main event between Michael "The Artist" Perez (24-2-2, 11 KOs) and Marcelino "Nino" Lopez (32-1-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight main event on Thursday, April 20 live from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY and broadcast live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes starting at 10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. PST. Photos are Emily Harney/Hoganphotos.
Perez weighed in at 141, and Lopez at 140.
Hoping to make air time before the co-main event between Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis (17-0, 12 KOs) and John Karl Sosa (13-2, 6 KOs), Travell "Black Magic" Mazion (10-0, 10 KOs) from Austin, TX will look to retain his undefeated status in a six round super welterweight fight against Aguascalientes, Mexico's Juan Jesus Rivera (28-17, 18 KOs). With none of his opponents lasting past the third round, "Black Magic" is making a long-awaited return to the ring after a two-year hiatus.
Ellis was 147 and Sosa was 147.
Topping the ESPN3 live stream, Eddie "E-Boy" Gomez (19-2, 11 KOs) hailing from Bronx, NY, will look to make a spectacular rebound in taking on Grecian warrior Dennis "The Spartan" Dauti (14-1, 7 KOs) of Naousa, Greece in an eight round welterweight fight. Gomez's last fight resulted in an upset first round knockout by Rashidi Ellis for the IBF North American welterweight title last December.
Gomez was 146.75 and Dauti was 146.
Participating in the light heavyweight division, Vyacheslav "Lion Heart-Chingonskyy" Shabranskyy (17-1, 14 KOs) is facing Fredrick, MD's Larry "Hitman" Pryor (10-14, 5 KOs) in a bout scheduled to go eight rounds. Shabranskyy was last seen in December battling against tough fighter Sullivan Barrera for the vacant WBC USNBC light heavyweight championship.
Shabranskyy was 178.25 and Pryor was 178.75.
Highly touted and undefeated prospect from Syracuse, NY, Jimmy Garcia (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight in a scheduled four round super welterweight fight against Albert Tulley of Governor, NY who will be making his pro debut. Garcia is stepping back in to the action after defeating James Robinson over a year ago via unanimous decision.
Kicking off fight night, Staten Island, NY's James "King" Wilkins (1-0, 1 KO) is fighting for the second time in his professional career for a super lightweight fight to go four rounds against Edgar Galvez (0-1) of Tucson, AZ. Wilkins comes back off a remarkable second round knockout over Jack Grady last summer.