DALLAS-CASTRO HEADLINES ESPN2 ON JUNE 22
Press Release: Mike Dallas Jr. and Javier Castro will headline ESPN2's Friday Night Fights on June 22nd when they battle it out in junior welterweight bout at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Tickets can be purchased at the Soboba box office, by calling 866.476.2622 or through ticketmaster.com. Castro (27-4, 22 KOs), traveled to Florida June 24, 2011 to take on Jesus Pabon and won via second-round knockout. Castro subsequently defeated Javier Monserrate and Carlos Urias, both by stoppage. "Another hometown favorite will go down on June 22. Dallas will not be able to withstand my knockout power," said a confident Castro. Meanwhile, Dallas (18-2-1, 7 KOs) last faced Miguel Gonzalez on February 17, 2012, and gave an ESPN audience a glimpse of the new and improved Mike Dallas under new trainer Virgil Hunter, the Boxing Writers Athletic Association 2011 Trainer of the Year. Despite a cut above his left eye that was opened up by an accidental clash of heads in the opening rounds, Dallas displayed great foot and hand speed and landed several quick one-two combos on his way to a unanimous decision victory with scorecards.