2012 U.S. Olympian & 154-Pound Contender Terrell Gausha Takes On
Mexico’s Orlando Lora in Exciting Undercard Battle
Plus! Unbeaten Heavyweight Gerald Washington Takes On
Former Title Challenger Eddie Chambers
Undefeated Light Heavyweight David Benavidez Faces
Hard-Hitting Phillip Jackson
Saturday, April 30 From StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
CARSON, CALIF. (April 22, 2016) – Rising contender and 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (17-0, 8 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Orlando Lora (30-6-2, 19 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight affair that highlights undercard action at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Saturday, April 30.
In addition, heavyweight contenders Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (16-0-1, 11 KOs) and “Fast” Eddie Chambers (42-4, 23 KOs) will meet in a 10-round bout while unbeaten rising knockout artist David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (13-0, 12 KOs) battles hard-hitting Phillip Jackson (16-2, 15 KOs) in eight-rounds of light heavyweight action.
The April 30 event features a PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes tripleheader headlined by the highly anticipated welterweight rematch between “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre “The Beast” Berto. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with a featherweight showdown between unbeaten Jorge Lara and former multiple division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel followed by a contest between hard-hitting light heavyweights Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez and Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr.
Further undercard action features Los Angeles-native Manny Robles Jr. (9-0, 4 KOs) in a featherweight battle against Mexico’s Eduardo Rafael Reyes (6-6, 5 KOs), 26-year-old brother of Abner, Adan “Speedy” Mares (14-1-2, 3 KOs) taking on Phoenix’s Jesus Aguinaga (4-3) in a six-round lightweight bout and Mexico’s Luis Bello (6-4, 2 KOs) against in a six-round super lightweight contest.
Rounding out the action is Los Angeles native Anthony Flores (10-0, 6 KOs) in a six-round welterweight scrap and 28-year-old Dardan Zenunaj (11-1, 9 KOs) of Kosovo in a six-round lightweight affair.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $209, $105, $53, and $27, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.
Prior to the start of televised fights, an Official Fan Fest will be held for ticket holders outside of StubHub Center. The events start at 2:30 p.m. PT and features a Corona Beer Garden, food trucks, music from the band Metalachi and autograph signings with popular fighters such as Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Shawn Porter and more.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Gaushawas a decorated amateur who won gold medals at the U.S. National Championships in 2009 and 2012 and represented the US as part of the 2012 Olympic Team. The 28-year-old is undefeated since turning pro in 2012. In 2015 he earned victories over Norberto Gonzalez, Luis Grajeda, Eliezer Gonzalez and Said El Harrak. He will be challenged by the Mexican veteran Lora out of Sinaloa.
A two-way player (tight end and defensive end) at the University of Southern California, Washington spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills practice squads on his unconventional path that led him to boxing. The 33-year-old also worked in the Navy as a helicopter mechanic before going to USC and did not get his start in professional boxing until 2012. Fighting out of Vallejo, California, he is yet to lose in his latest endeavor after fighting to a draw with Amir Mansour in October and defeating Jason Gavern in March last year.
Representing the outstanding fight city of Philadelphia, Chambers enters this fight on a six-bout winning streak including stoppages in his lat two fights of Dorian Darch and Galen Brown. The veteran heavyweight challenged Wladimir Klitschko in 2010 for the heavyweight world title and owns victories over Derric Rossy, Dominick Guinn, Calvin Brock and Alexander Dimitrenko over his long career.
The younger brother of undefeated Jose Benavidez, David has racked up a perfect 13 wins in 13 starts at just 19-years-old. Fighting out of Phoenix, Benavidez picked up four victories via stoppage in 2015 and kicked off his 2016 with a knockout of Kevin Cobbs in January. He returns to take on the New York City product Jackson, who enters this fight the winner of 13 of his last 14 contests.