Hard-hitting Dominican Jeison Rosario takes on Mexico’s Jorge Cota in a ten-round middleweight fight on FS1 and Fox Deportes taking place Saturday, April 20th at Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center) in Carson, California. 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas takes on Pedro Vicente in a six or eight round lightweight bout and another lightweight, Omar Juarez, clashes with Mexico’s Luis Gerardo Perez Salas in a four-round match to open the telecast. After the FS1 telecast, the action will switch over to Fox where former two-division champion Danny “Swift’’ Garcia battles Adrian Granados in a twelve-round welterweight bout.
Heavyweight Andy Ruiz takes on Alexander Dimitrenko in a ten-round bout in the Fox co-feature and unbeaten Brandon Figueroa battles Venezuela’s Yonfrez Parejo in a super bantamweight bout for the WBA interim belt that opens the primetime Fox broadcast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Battle-hardened veteran Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo is also scheduled to fight that night but no opponent has been named yet. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, in association with DSG Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com or at the Dignity Health Sports Park box office from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Rosario (18-1-1, 13 KOs) was busy last year, scoring victories in three of four fights in 2018, including wins over then-unbeaten Jamontay Clark and also Justin DeLoach. He is coming off a stoppage victory over Marcos Hernandez in February which avenged a split draw the two boxers fought to in 2018. The 23-year-old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic who now lives in Miami will have his hands full against the hard-hitting Cota (28-2, 25 KOs). The 31-year-old Cota from Sinaloa, Mexico has scored three straight knockout victories since losing to Erickson Lubin in 2017. He’s coming off a TKO victory over Euri Gonzalez in November
Balderas (7-0, 6 KOs) scored three stoppage victories in his fights last year and continues to progress up the lightweight ladder. The 23-year-old Balderas of Santa Maria, California, was a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic boxing team and most recently stopped Jose Cen Torres in February. Vicente (6-2, 2 KOs) is looking to build on the momentum from his unanimous decision victory over Luis Miguel Ortiz in his last fight in January.
The 19-year-old Juarez (2-0, 1 KOs), who is from Brownsville, Texas, will be climbing back into the ring quickly after scoring a knockout victory over Phillip Percy in February. Salas (5-2, 1 KOs) is looking to rebound from back-to-back losses when he steps in against Juarez.
In other non-televised action, Los Angeles bantamweight Daniel Guzman (2-1-1, 1 KO) takes on Mexico’s Hugo Rodriguez (0-3) in a four-round bout... Alhambra, Cal., welterweight Emmanuel Medina (16-0, 9 KOs) battles Japan’s Gaku Takahashi (16-9-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round match... Colorado Springs Ricky Lopez (20-4, 6 KOs) faces Joe Perez (14-3-1, 10 KOs) in a ten-round super featherweight bout... Fontana, California’s Raymond Murattala (6-0, 4 KOs) meets Mexico’s Eduardo Reyes (9-15, 6 KOs) in a six-round lightweight bout... battle-hardened veteran Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo is also scheduled to fight that night but no opponent has been named yet.