FOX SPORTS COMES TO FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA THIS FRIDAY
The Allan Witt Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif. will host the Fox Sports 1 / Fox Deportes boxing broadcast on Friday, August 22nd. The main event has
junior featherweight Manuel "Tino" Avila putting his undefeated record on the line against Mexico's Sergio "Finito" Frias. In the chief support, it's an eight-round heavyweight showdown when unbeaten Gerald "El Gallo" Washington and Nagy Aguilera. In the eight-round televised opener, Sacramento featherweight Guy Robb squares off against unbeaten Ronell Green of Wheeling, West Virginia.
A six-round lightweight bout that may see television time will feature San Jose's Andy "The Shark" Vences (8-0, 4 KOs) against Hollywood's Cesar Martinez (4-2-2, 1 KO). Vences has won his last two fights by knockout, most recently stopping [veteran loser] Adolfo Landeros in two rounds in July. The 25-year-old Martinez, a native of Spain, hopes to get back on the winning track after an April draw with undefeated Luis Ambrosio.
Junior middleweights Joel Siapano (0-1) of San Leandro and Jesus Sanchez (1-0) of Fresno kicked off their professional careers against each other in July, with Sanchez pulling out a four-round split decision victory. Now they will meet again this Friday in a rematch.
Vacaville cruiserweight Ryan Bourland (3-0, 2 KOs) will battle debuting Phillip Smith of Modesto in a four-round bout.
The nine-bout card also features Madera's Chris Bautista (2-0) against Percy Peterson (0-3-1) in a junior welterweight bout; middleweights Mauricio Zavaleta (1-1, 1 KO)of San Leandro and William Walters (1-3) of Sacramento; and in the featherweight opener, Los Angeles' Manny Robles Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs) gets a veteran opponent, Acapulco's Sergio Najera (8-14-2, 2 KOs). These three bouts are all scheduled for four rounds.
Tickets are on sale now by calling La Charrita Market (707-434-8344) or Courtyard by Marriott (707-422-4111).