LOS ANGELES – This Saturday, the Coachella Valley desert in California will once again sizzle with an exciting, action-packed evening of boxing live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino televised live on HBO Latino® Boxing beginning at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-2-1, 13 KOs), former interim WBA Light Welterweight Champion of Caracas, Venezuela, will battle undefeated Russian boxer Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KOs) as he defends his current NABA Welterweight Titlein the much-anticipated 12-round main event.
Former world title contender Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas (21-1-2, 14 KOs) of Miami will face off against undefeated standout Manuel “Tino” Avila (17-0, 7 KOs) of Fairfield, Calif. in the co-main event for the vacant interim NABF Super Bantamweight Title in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.
Opening up the HBO Latino® Boxing telecast, Philadelphia son Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KOs) will face Juan Rodriguez (25-5, 22 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico in a 10-round super featherweight fight.
Just added to the undercard, Irish knockout artist and Los Angeles transplant Jason Quigley (7-0, 7 KOs) is set to take on Eddie Hunter(10-13-2, 3 KOs) of Seattle, WA in a six-round super middleweight bout.
Adding to the excitement at Fantasy Springs on Aug. 8, former nine-time World Champion Roy Jones Jr., will host a special meet and greet with fans prior to the televised bouts from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. in the Special Events. Fans with tickets to the event will have an opportunity to meet and take photos with the decorated champion, along with having him sign boxing memorabilia.
Tickets are priced at $25, $35 and $45 and available for purchase now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Johan Perez vs. Dmitry Mikhaylenko is a 12-round welterweight title bout for Perez’s NABA Welterweight Title, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico, Live It To Believe It! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:30 p.m. The HBO Latino telecast airs live beginning at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
Hailing from Balleybofey in County Donegal, Ireland, the 24-year-old Jason Quigley had an outstanding amateur career becoming the first Irish fighter to win a Silver medal at the AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2013. He started his professional career in 2014 and has quickly garnered attention by ending each fight via knockout against Howard Reece, Fernando Najera, and Greg McCoy. Quigley has continued his wins-by-knockout streak by taking down Lanny Dardar, Tolutomi Agunbiade, Joshua Snyder and most recently Tom Howard on the undercard of Herrera vs. Lundy July 11 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. On Aug. 8, Quigley will look to maintain his perfect record with yet another knockout win against Eddie Hunter.