UNBEATEN ANTONIO OROZCO AND ALBERT CRUZ JR. TO
FACE OFF IN FEATURED UNDERCARD FIGHT OF SATURDAY
NIGHT’S TRIPLE-HEADER AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO WHICH WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
LOS ANGELES – “The Simple Man” will be back on June 30 when highly touted junior welterweight standout Antonio Orozco heads up the undercard leading up to the special Saturday night edition of ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
This Saturday’s card will see unbeaten Orozco square off with Canovanas, Puerto Rico’s Albert Cruz Jr. in an eight round battle, highlights of which will be televised by SHOWTIME. Also in action will be local southern California up-and-comers Jesus Hernandez and Javier Barragan in separate fights.
Headlining the card will be Cornelius Bundrage vs. Cory Spinks, a 12 round fight for Bundrage’s IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship. The ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader also features rising featherweight star Gary Russell Jr. facing contender Christopher Perez and top rated junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara squaring off against former world title challenger Freddy Hernandez and will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). This event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the first fight begins at 4:00 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $55, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
A native of Tecate, Baja California, Mexico who now fights out of San Diego, 24-year-old Antonio Orozco (14-0, 10 KO’s) has been making a lot of noise in the Southern California area with his well-honed attacking style in the ring. With knockouts in five of his last six fights, he’s bringing the pain to anyone who is willing to face him. In 2012, Orozco made his first two appearances in Las Vegas with back to back wins over Rodolfo Armenta and Dillet Frederick, but on Saturday he’s back in his home state and eager to put on a show against Alberto Cruz Jr. (9-3, 8 KO’s), a ferocious puncher who has scored eight of his nine professional wins by knockout, all in two rounds or less. The winner of three of his last four fights, the 24-year-old is looking forward to reigniting boxing’s Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry on Saturday night.
In a four-round flyweight fight, fans will see a clash of unbeaten prospects when Indio’s own Javier Barragan (2-0, 2 KO’s) faces Los Angeles’ Christian Lorenzo (1-0) in an intriguing matchup and in a six round junior lightweight contest, Huntington Park, California’s Jesus Hernandez (10-0-2, 2 KO’s) will look to use all the technical skills that have led him to 10 professional victories when he faces Nogales, Arizona’s Luis Molina (3-0-1, 2 KO’s).