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Photos: Ryan Garcia, Jayson Velez Get Tense at Official Weigh-In

Ryan "The Flash" Garcia (14-0, 13 KOs), the 2017 consensus prospect of the year and pride of Victorville, Calif., headlines a very special edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Garcia, who is the brightest rising star in the sport of boxing today, will kick off the Cinco de Mayo festivities as he faces seasoned Puerto Rican contender Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez (26-4-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight in this spectacular arena that has become the home for great battles. (photos by Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos).

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In the co-main event, Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (27-2, 19 KOs), the incomparable and explosive Irish contender, will make his Southern California debut in a 10-round middleweight fight presented in association with Murphy's Boxing. O'Sullivan has faced the likes of current WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank, Jr., and he'll returning after his most significant and impressive victory against Antoine "Action" Douglass via seventh-round technical knockout. O'Sullivan will be next in line for a middleweight title shot if successful on May 4.

Garcia weighed in at 130.4-pounds, while Velez was 130.2. O'Sullivan came in at 158.2-pounds. Abreu was 159.8-pounds.

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ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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At only 19 years of age, Garcia is the future superstar of boxing. After winning multiple national championships as an amateur and several professional fights in Mexico, Garcia signed with Golden Boy Promotions in Nov. 2016. Since then, he has won every fight by knockout, including a highlight-reel knockout of Miguel Carrizoza to win the Junior NABF Super Featherweight Title. In his most recent performance, Garcia defeated Fernando Vargas on the March 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN via a stunning first-round knockout victory.

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Velez is an experience contender of the Island of Enchantment, Puerto Rico, home of former world champions such as Wilfred "El Radar" Benitez, Wilfredo "Bazooka" Gomez, Felix "Tito" Trinidad and Miguel Cotto, among others. The 30-year-old pugilist has faced the toughest fighters of the competitive 126-pound division, including Joseph "JoJo" Diaz, Jr. and Ronny Rios.

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Velez is coming off three impressive victories, including a unanimous decision win against the previously undefeated Alberto Mercado and back-to-back stoppage victories over former contender Giovanni "El Ruso" Caroand former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez.

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