Undercard fighters to Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. and Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN: Gamboa vs. Castellanos today hosted a media workout, alongside Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions‘ business partner Bernard Hopkins and WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring magazine world lightweight champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares at MGM Resort Hotel and Casino before their upcoming fights on Friday, May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena and Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena.
On the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. undercard, former IBF Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) and Marco “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs) who will meet in a 10-round middleweight event; former WBC Silver Super Lightweight Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) will take on Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs) and Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) will be defending his NABF title against Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-0, 8 KOs) on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Also part of the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. HBO Free-View, lightweight prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (8-0, 7 KOs) will face Tyrone “Hands of Stone” Luckey (8-6-3, 6 KOs) and former Mexican Olympian Raul “El Cugar” Curiel will make his pro-debut against Jesus Sanchez (1-1-2). Also on the card, super bantamweight contender Ronny Rios (27-1, 12 KOs) will fight Daniel “El Chato” Noriega (28-10-1, 15 KOs) and opening up the night, lightweight prospect Joseph “Diamante” Aguirre (16-0, 9 KOs) will be battling Angel Aispuro (8-4-2, 5 KOs).
The May 5 action-packed night of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will be headlined by former three-division world champion Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantanamo” Gamboa and Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos. Co-main event of the night, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (22-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend his NABA featherweight title against Jesus Rojas (24-1-2, 17 KOs).
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