Unbeaten Roc Nation Sports junior welterweight Sonny Fredrickson (12-0, 9 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio fights in his first main event on Saturday, meeting Elvin Perez of Chinandega, Nicaragua (28-13-4, 19 KOs) in an eight-round bout at the Lucas Country Recreation Center in the Toledo suburb of Maumee, Ohio.
The 21-year-old Fredrickson is rapidly becoming a popular draw in the Toledo area and promoter Fred Vallejo of AVJ Events is expecting a sellout on Saturday night. Perez is by far the most experienced opponent Fredrickson has faced, having fought four times in the last seven years for regional Latin American championships.
Fredrickson stablemate Tyler McCreary (9-0, 6 KOs), another Toledo product, meets Philadelphia’s Jules Blackwell (8-5-2, 3 KOs) in a six-round featherweight co-feature. The 23-year-old McCreary is also signed with Roc Nation Sports.
Tickets for Saturday’s event can be purchased online at www.risefights.net. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first bell is at 8:00 pm. The Lucas County Recreation Center is located at 2901 Key Street in Maumee, Ohio.