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Boxing returns to Salinas, CA, June 26th


Shining a light on homegrown talent, Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will bring a thrilling night of boxing featuring top local prospects set to hit the Salinas Storm House on June 26. In the main event, Fairfield standout Alan Sanchez (15-3-1, 8 KOs) will battle Canadian welterweight  Steve Claggett (21-3-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBA Americas Welterweight title in a 10-round bout.

In the co-main event, Salinas-native Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (18-2, 9 KOs) will take on David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-15-1, 25 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico in a 10-round super middleweight bout. In a televised six-round lightweight bout, Andy “The Shark” Vences (11-0, 7 KOs) of San Jose, Calif. will face Santiago “El Lobito” Guevara (8-1, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. Fighting for airtime, Oscar “El Tigre” Godoy (13-4, 6 KOs) of Watsonville, Calif. will fight in a six-round welterweight bout against an opponent to be announced.

Featured in non-televised match-ups, Oscar Rojas (0-2) of Salinas, Calif. will take on a yet to be named opponent in a four-round lightweight bout, and Salinas-native Josue Lugo will make his professional debut against Andrew Tinae (0-3) of San Ardo, CA in a four-round heavyweight bout. Heavyweight and recent Glory Kickboxing tournament winner, Xavier Vigney will also be in action as well.


Tickets for the event go on sale today and are priced at $40, $50, $65 and $125 for VIP and are available online at or by calling (831) 261-3214.




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