JOSE AGUINIGA HOSPITALIZED DUE TO DEHYDRATION
Press Release: Jose Aguiniga withdrww from tonight's fight against Francisco Vargas at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after he was rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon. Aguiniga, an undefeated junior lightweight, reportedly collapsed in the gym due to severe dehydration. The previously scheduled eight-round welterweight clash between Antonio Orozco and Jose Reynoso has been increased to a ten-round fight and moved up to the main event slot of tomorrow's card which will be televised by Fox Sports Networks and Fox Deportes.
Elevated to the co-feature will be Flint, Michigan's Anthony Dirrell (24-0, 21 KOs) battling Houston's Don Mouton (11-6-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-round light heavyweight bout.
The Fox Sports Networks and Fox Deportes bilingual simulcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Ringside tickets are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
The rest of the card: Dallas' Spence Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) faces Brandon Hoskins (16-4-1, 8 KOs) Columbia, Missouri in a six-round light middleweight bout while Joseph Diaz Jr. (3-0) of South El Monte, Calif. will take on Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico's Eric Gotay (3-1) in a six-round junior featherweight battle.
In addition, the Cinco de Mayo weekend card will also feature 2012 United States Olympian Dominic Breazeale, Puerto Rico's undefeated Carlos Velasquez and Los Angeles prospect Joet Gonzalez. and 2012 United States Olympians Joseph Diaz Jr. and Errol Spence Jr. are on the card as well.
Already 4-0 with four knockouts since turning professional last November following his participation in the 2012 Olympics, Anaheim's Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale is hoping to keep his knockout streak going when he takes on Hannibal, Missouri's Lance Gauch (3-6-2, 3 KO's) in a six-round bout to open the evening's broadcast.
28-year-old Carlos Velasquez (14-0, 11 KO's) made a triumphant return to the ring after a two-year layoff last November, scoring a near-shutout of Roberto Bonilla. Tomorrow, the Catano, Puerto Rico native is back to meet Miami's Giorgi Mtchedlishvili (8-4-1, 1 KO) in a six-round junior lightweight battle.
Opening the show, junior featherweights Joet Gonzalez (3-0, 1 KO) of Los Angeles and Alex Chavez (1-0) of San Fernando, Calif. meet in a four round matchup.