SERIES TO CONTINUE WITH WORLD TITLE CLASH BETWEEN ELWIN ‘LA PULGA’ SOTO AND EDWARD ‘THE HENERAL FIGHTING’ HENO TODAY, OCT. 24 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIF.
The series is set to continue today as Mexican warrior Elwin “La Pulga” Soto (15-1, 11 KOs) makes the first defense of his WBO Light Flyweight World Title against Filipino contender Edward “The Heneral Fighting” Heno (14-0-5, 5 KOs) in a 12-round main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
The series will also be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. It will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation. The action will take place across all platforms beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Earlier this year, Golden Boy and DAZN launched this monthly boxing series as a way to feature top prospects and rising contenders as they develop into main event attractions such as Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia. The series has also served to increase awareness of the DAZN brand, providing another terrestrial platform from which fans can enjoy the fruits of the exciting partnership between the two companies. With Thursday Night Fights now available on DAZN, fans will be able to enjoy twice as much Golden Boy action across even more platforms. The series is an exciting addition to fight season on DAZN – an entire fall featuring the biggest matchups in one of the best schedules in boxing history.
“Through our DAZN partnership, we’ve been able to deliver fantastic live fights and bring the sport of boxing to an even bigger audience,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “We’re excited to add even more fights to the platform and put our top prospects and contenders in the spotlight. We’re continuously looking to provide fans with more boxing action in as many platforms possible, and having our Thursday Night Fightsseries streamed on DAZN does just that.”
In the co-main event, Angel “Tito” Acosta (20-2, 20 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will make his debut at 112 pounds in a 10-round fight against Raymond Tabugon (22-10-1, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBO International Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Sandoval (16-1, 11 KOs) of Rialto, Calif. will defend his WBC Youth Intercontinental Flyweight Title against Alonso Melendez (15-3, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in a 10-round fight.
Raul “Cougar” Curiel (7-0, 5 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico will battle in an eight-round super welterweight bout against Jeremy Ramos (11-7, 4 KOs) of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (16-0, 8 KOs) of East Los Angeles, California will fight Lebin Morales (17-5-1, 8 KOs) of Juigalpa, Nicaragua in an eight-round super lightweight bout.
Aaron McKenna (8-0, 5 KOs) of Monaghan, Ireland will participate in a six-round super welterweight fight against Sergio Gonzalez (6-6-1, 2 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Nick Sullivan (1-0) of Norfolk, Virginia will return in a four-round lightweight bout against Gilberto Aguilar of Mexico City, Mexico.