Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., one of the best Mexican boxers of all time and a former six-time, three-division world champion, will be the special VIP guest for the March 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The main event will feature 2017 consensus prospect of the year., Ryan "Kingry" Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs) of Victorville, Calif., who will put his Junior NABF Super Featherweight Title on the line and fight for the vacant NABA USA Super Featherweight Title against Mexican veteran Fernando Vargas (32-15-3, 24 KOs) in a ten-round affair. Garcia, who is also dubbed "The Flash," has ended 92% of his fights in jaw-dropping knockouts. (photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos).
Doors to the Special Events Center will open at 4:15 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:30 pm PT. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
In the televised co-main event, St. Louis, Mo.'s KeAndre "The Truth" Gibson (18-1-1, 7 KOs) will face Eddie "EBoy" Gomez (20-3, 11 KOs) of the Bronx, N.Y. in a 10-round fight between two high-level welterweights.
Certified contender of Glendora, CA, Joet Gonzalez (18-0, 10 KOs) will combat Rolando Magbanua (26-6, 18 KOs) of Cotabato, Phillipines in a scheduled 10-round featherweight fight.
Mexican Olympian Raul "El Cugar" Curiel (2-0, 1 KO), hoping to catch the ESPN coverage as the TV swing bout, will return in a six-round welterweight fight against Quantavious Green (1-1, 1 KO) of Shreveport, La.
East Los Angeles, Calif.'s Jonathan "Thunder" Navarro (12-0, 6 KOs) will take on a soon-to-be-announced opponent in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight fight after the ESPN transmission. Opening up fight night will be top-notch prospect Emilio Sanchez (16-0, 11 KOs) of Pacoima, Calif. will return in an eight-round super bantamweight fight against Filipino fighter Eugene Lagos (12-5-2, 7 KOs).