FAIRFIELD — Boxing returns to the Allan Witt Sports Center Aug. 22 and none other than Fairfield’s Manuel ‘Tino’ Avila will be fighting in the main event.
Avila (15-0, 6 KOs) will put his undefeated record on the line against Mexico’s Sergio ‘Finito’ Frias (15-3-2, 8 KOs) in a fight that will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in a 10-round junior featherweight bout.
“Few moments in boxing are more exciting for fans than when a young, hungry prospect fights in front of his hometown,” Oscar De La Hoya, president and founder of Golden Boy Promotions, said in a press release. “Manuel Avila seems to have all the tools, but how he performs against a tough fighter like Sergio Frias in a pressure-packed situation will determine a great deal about Tino’s future.”
Frias is a four-year professional who is unbeaten in his last three fights.
Also in action on will be several of California’s top young talents in separate 4-round battles, including Vacaville’s Ryan Bourland (2-0, 1 KO), San Jose’s Andy Vences (8-0, 4 KOs), who takes on Hollywood’s Cesar Martinez (4-2-2, 1 KO); undefeated featherweight Manny Robles Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs), Madera’s Chris Bautista (2-0) and a rematch between junior middleweights Joel Siapano (0-1) of San Leandro and Fresno’s Jesus Sanchez (1-0).
The event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents.
The Allan Witt Sports Center doors open at 5:30 p.m and the first fight begins at 6 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now by at La Charrita Market (434-8344), Courtyard by Marriott (422-4111) or online at www.pacopresentsboxing.com.
For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1 or www.pacopresentsboxing.com.
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