LOS ANGELES (Jan. 11, 2016) – Undefeated Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (19-0, 13 KOs), one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the sport, will make his first appearance of 2016 in the ring on the February 5 Boxeo Estelar card on Estrella TV against former IBA Super Lightweight Champion Silverio “Chamaco III” Ortiz (29-16, 15 KOs) of Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico.
Gomez is scheduled to participate in a 10-round co-main event headlined by former World Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) who will return to the ring against Ruben Garcia (15-1-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a 10-round super bantamweight bout, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
In addition, former eight time world champion in three weight divisions Sugar Shane Mosley will be in attendance to host a meet and greet with fans at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fans with tickets to the fight will have an opportunity meet and interact with the living legend before the Estrella TV live broadcast begins.
San Antonio’s rising star Hector “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) will open up the broadcast in a four-round super featherweight fight. Fighting on the non-televised undercard but streaming live on Ring TV, Rocco Santomuro (12-0, 1 KO) of Las Vegas will participate in a six-round bantamweight fight and Coachella Valley favorite Neeco “Rooster” Macias (10-0, 5) from Palm Desert, Calif. will fight in a six-round super welterweight bout against Paul Mpendo (8-13-4, 4 KOs) of Kampala, Uganda. Also from the Coachella Valley, the undefeated Alberto Fundora (6-0, 2 KOs) is scheduled to fight in a four-round supper middleweight bout, all opponents will be announced shortly.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and are priced at $75, $65, $45 and can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online atwww.fantasyspringsresort.com.
East LA’s Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez is known for his excitingstyle and powerful punches. He is the owner of 13 knockouts in three rounds or fewer and can also box, as shown in his near-shutout victories over longtime contenders Vernon “Ice Man” Paris in July of 2014 and Jorge “Pantera” Silva in October of 2015. A decorated amateur who won the 2009 United States Championship and earned a Silver medal in the 2009 World Championships, Gomez is ready to face the top opposition in the division and chase his dreams of a world championship in 2016.
Silverio “Chamaco III” Ortiz of Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico is an experienced fighter with more than 50 professional fights under his belt and former owner of the IBA Super Lightweight Title. A professional since 2000, Ortiz has fought some of the toughest welterweights in the division including former WBA Super Lightweight and Welterweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto and was last seen in the ring against former WBA Super Lightweight World Champion, Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano. Now, the 33-year-old will be looking to start fresh in 2016 and begin a new chapter in his career when he takes on rising welterweight contender Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez on Feb. 5.
Hailing from San Antonio, Hector “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. has been fighting since 2007 and during that time has won eight national championships. In 2012, he qualified to attend the Veles Cup in Kurgan, Russia and took the gold medal in his weight class and was selected as one of seven to go to the 2016 Olympic trails. Decinding instead to become a professional boxer and sign with Golden Boy Promotions in 2014, Tanajar Jr. is now the owner of an undefeated record of 4-0 with three knockouts. Tanajara will look to continue his winning streak in 2015 when he fights on Feb.5.
Featherweight prospect, Rocco Santomuro of Las Vegas is looking to kick off 2016 with a victory in his first fight of the year on Feb. 5. Undefeated since his professional debut in 2009, the 29-year-old, was last seen in the ring against Daniel Quevedo in May of 2014 winning the bout via unanimous decision. Now, the fighter is ready to take his career to the next level when he faces an soon to be announced opponent on one of the biggest undercards of his career thus far.
Coachella Valley favorite, Neeco “Rooster” Macias from Palm Desert, Calif. is a familiar face to fans in Indio, having fought at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for most of his professional career. The popular southpaw, knows how to attract a crowd and will look to add to his win total and fan base when he fights on Feb. 5. A professional since 2013, 24-year-old Macias, is coached by his father Al and this family affair has resulted in 10 consecutive victories without a loss.
Paul Mpendo of Kampala, Uganda has had a long career in and out of the ring since his professional debut in 1997. Now fighting out of Portland, Orgenon the 44-year-old is looking to start fresh in 2016 and enhance his record with a victory. Mpendo, was last seen in the ring in March of 2015 taking on Marcelino Pineda and in December of 2014 facing Joshua Conley.
20-year-old Alberto Fundora of Coachella, Calif. is quickly making a name for himself in the super middleweight division. Undefeated since his professional debut in 2014, the new comer has stayed busy fighting frequently in front of his hometown at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Fundora was last seen in the ring taking on Philip Lars, defeating the fighter via first-round technical knockout and defeating Ricardo Romero via unanimous decision.