SOLO BOXEO HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED FOR AUG. 25
Press Release: Coming off a nationally-televised win over Artemio Reyes in April, 21-year-old welterweight Alan Sanchez returns home to Fairfield, Calif. on Saturday, August 25th to headline the Sólo Boxeo card against Downey's Manuel Leyva in a ten-round battle at the Fairfield Sports Center. In the co-feature, Fairfield's Manuel Avila takes on Vicente Alfaro of Norfield, Minnesota in a six-round junior featherweight fight. Tickets are available at www.pacopresentsboxing.com.
A favorite of Northern California fight fans since his debut in 2009, Alan Sanchez (10-2-1, 4 KO's) made a name for himself with his win over then 11-0-1 Alberto Morales, a draw against 10-0 Luis Grajeda and a decision loss to Artemio Reyes. In April of 2012, Sanchez got another shot at Reyes and evened the score in emphatic fashion by knocking his rival out in the first round.
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico native Manuel Leyva (21-7, 12 KO's) has hit some rough road since his split decision loss to Cuban great Joel Casamayor in March of 2011. [He's lost six out of his last seven].
Less than a month after his win over Raymond Chacon on the Guerrero-Aydin undercard in San Jose on July 28, 20-year-old Manuel "Tino" Avila (8-0, 2 KO's) will be back in action.
A 30-year-old Minnesotan, Vicente Alfaro (5-1, 1 KO) got a late start in the fight game, but his last win came over then 8-0-1 Gary Eyer.