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May 15, 2013


Press Release: San Diego boxing promoter, Bobby D Presents, will stage its biggest event to date on Friday, May 24th at the Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  Featured in the main event will be Aaron “Gavilan“ Garcia (10-3-2) as he returns to his hometown in a featherweight six rounder. Garcia's amateur career included more than 150 fights, multiple Golden Gloves titles and a silver medal at the Pan-Am Games. Garcia is coming off a split decision loss to Manny Pacquiao-backed Bernabe Concepcion. 

The co-feature matches southpaw lightweight Leon “Third Generation” Spinks III (4-0-1), originally of St. Louis, will be pitted against the tough as nails Alejandro Ochoa (1-3-1).  Spinks III, grandson of former heavyweight champ Leon Spinks, nephew of former world champion Michael Spinks and cousin of former world champion Cory Spinks, has since fought twice in Tijuana scoring knockouts in the second and first rounds respectively. 

Another fighter showcasing his skills for the first time in San Diego will be Anecito “Dondon” Gesta, Jr. (2-1) originally from Cebu, Philippines, but now fighting out of San Diego.  The southpaw Gesta Jr., a nursing student back in his home country, is the younger brother of world-ranked and former title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta. A veteran of multiple combat sports such as Muay Thai and MMA, “Dondon” is now concentrating on boxing and chose San Diego as his home based on the way “America’s Finest City” embraced his older brother Mercito since his arrival some years ago.  Gesta, Jr. has a lot to prove when he faces Los Angeles first-timer Kenny McClain in a scheduled four round bout.
The card is supported by local flyweight favorite Jonathan Quiroz (4-1).  Never in a bad fight, Quiroz is coming back from an early knockdown to stop Javier Barragan in three rounds last month.   
One more bout will be announced shortly to complete the undercard. 
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