SOLO BOXEO LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR THIS WEEKEND
Press Release: The Woodland Community Center in Woodland, Calif. will host professional boxing this Saturday, September 22nd when 23-year-old Delano, Calif. native Paul Mendez takes on Donyil Livingston of Palmdale, Calif. in an eight-round middleweight fight to be featured on TeleFutura's Sólo Boxeo. In the chief support, Manuel "Tino" Avila of Fairfield, Calif. steps into the ring for the fourth time this year to meet Miami veteran Jhon Molina in an eight-round featherweight matchup. Tickets are available online at www.pacopresentsboxing.com.
Paul Mendez (9-2-1, 3 KO's) has gone 3-0-1 in his last four fights including an August stoppage of Loren Myers. His two losses came by way of majority decision in August of 2009 and a split decision loss to James Parison in September of 2011. Now, Mendez will square off against Palmdale resident Donyil Livingston (8-1-1, 4 KO's), a 28-year-old who is aiming to rebound from the first loss of his professional career in March, a six-round split decision in a fight against Elie Augustama.
Former amateur star Manuel "Tino" Avila (9-0, 3 KO's) is already 3-0 in 2012. The 20-year-old most recently stopped Vicente Alfaro in three rounds on August 25th and he expects to keep the momentum going this Saturday night against Jhon Molina (30-19-3, 19 KO's). Molina has faced, has won three out of his last four bouts and the 35 year-old Colombia native will be out to see if Avila is ready for the next level.
In undercard action, Sacramento featherweight Guy Robb (8-1, 4 KO's) continues his march upward in the 126-pound weight class when he battles Tijuana's Leopoldo Gonzalez (12-7-1, 7 KO's) in a six-round featherweight bout, junior welterweight Jonathan Chicas (6-0, 3 KO's) of San Francisco meets up with Guadalajara's Jorge Mendoza (7-6) in a six round battle and Sacramento featherweight Alberto Torres (1-0) opens the card in a four round fight against an opponent to be named.