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August 11, 2018

RYAN GARCIA TESTING LIGHTWEIGHT WATERS ON SEPT. 1ST

Press Release: Ryan "Kingry" Garcia (15-0, 13 KOs) will battle Carlos "The Solution" Morales (17-2-3, 6 KOs) in ten rounder the lightweight division. The clash will be the main event of the Sept. 1st edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The action will be streamed live on Facebook Watch in the U.S. and globally on the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. Garcia, a 19-year-old native of Victorville, Calif., has previously campaigned at junior lightweight.  In the co-feature, Marvin Cabrera (8-0, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles will take on  Neeco "The Rooster" Macias (16-0, 9 KOs) of Lancaster, Calif. in an eight-round light middleweight battle. 

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 nearly every fight by knockout, including a highlight-reel knockout of Miguel Carrizoza and a first-round knockout victory against Fernando Vargas. In his last fight, Garcia scored a unanimous decision win against seasoned Puerto Rican Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez.

"I feel amazed, honored and excited," said Ryan Garcia. "I've changed up my team and we've been working on my craft. I'm more focused now than ever before, and I've been working on the body shots. I won't reveal too much now, so everyone will have to tune in. I'm going to show fans why we are the hottest thing in boxing."

Morales is a 28-year-old who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Despite starting his career with a record of 0-1-3, Morales scored 16 victories in a row, including a split decision victory against Charles Huertain 2017. Morales then defeated Cesar Alan Valenzuela, a common opponent of Garcia's, before losing to Alberto "Explosivo" Machado in close and tough unification fight. Morales subsequently won a technical decision against Dardan Zenunajand.

"I am very excited to be back in Indio fighting for Golden Boy Promotions," said Carlos Morales. "This should be an entertaining fight. Ryan Garcia is a good fighter, and I always like to fight good opponents. This fight will be on Facebook Watch so that all my fans can watch it." 

Hall of Famer Marco Antonio Barrera will be the special VIP guest for this action-packed event. The native of Mexico City, Mexico is recognized as one of the best pugilists that Mexico has ever produced. In his legendary career, Barrera defeated the likes of "Prince" Naseem Hamed, Johnny "Mi Vida Loca" Tapia, andKevin "The Flushing Flash" Kelley. Barrera also had two spectacular fights against Manny "Pacman" Pacquiaoand participated in a legendary trilogy against Erik "El Terrible" Morales.Barrera will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
 
On the undercard, Alex Rincon (4-0, 4 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will return in a six-round light middleweight clash. Kevin Ventura (9-0, 8 KOs) of Omaha, Nebraska will participate in a six-round lightweight fight. George Rincon (4-0, 2 KOs) is scheduled to fight in a four-round battle in the 140-pound division.

Times for the event, along with opponents for the undercard, will be announced shortly.

 
 



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