Khan vs Garcia Also Starring FERNANDO GUERRERO

THE RISING STARS LOOK TO SHINE ON

AMIR KHAN VS. DANNY GARCIA UNDERCARD

ON SATURDAY NIGHT

 FERNANDO GUERRERO AND FIVE UNBEATENS FEATURED

AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS

Plus Stakes Rise For Khan-Garcia As the Ring Magazine World Title Belt

Is Now Up For Grabs

 

LOS ANGELES, July 11 – With five unbeaten prospects and one of boxing’s most
exciting young competitors making up the undercard for Saturday night’s world
championship showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center between Amir Khan and
Danny Garcia, attendees will be treated to a one of the best collections of
rising stars seen in one place this year, making it a must see event for all
fight fans.


Also, the stakes will be even higher in the main event as with Khan and
Garcia now rated numbers one and two respectively by Ring Magazine, their fight
will be waged for the prestigious Ring Magazine World Championship in addition
to Garcia’s WBC title.

 

Heading up
this talented undercard lineup will be Maryland action hero Fernando Guerrero,
who meets New Hampshire’s Jose Medina in a 10 round super middleweight fight.
Also hitting the ring this weekend will be unbeatens Phil Lo Greco, Daquan
Arnett, Jamie Kavanagh, Abner Cotto and J’Leon Love.

 

Khan vs. Garcia,a
12-round fight for Garcia’s WBC Super Lightweight World Championship and for the
vacant Ring Magazine Junior Welterweight World Championship, is presented by
Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T.
Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 3:30 p.m. The main event
will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing
®
at
11:00 p.m. ET/ PT in the United States and live on Sky Sports 1HD in the United
Kingdom at 2:00 a.m. BST on July 15.

 

Tickets priced at $250, $200, $150, $100 and $50, not
including applicable service charges, are available for purchase at the Mandalay
Bay box office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster
locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by
phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase
atwww.mandaylaybay.com or
www.ticketmaster.com.

 

The East
Coast’s best-kept secret for many years, Salisbury, Maryland’s Fernando Guerrero
(23-1, 18 KO’s) is on everyone’s radar now thanks to his all-action style and
impressive punching power. The winner of two in a row over Robert Kliewer (TKO5)
and Jason Naugler (TKO4), the 25-year-old Guerrero is prepared to put on a show
in Vegas against always-tough Jose “The Stinger” Medina (17-10-1, 7 KO’s), a
Mexico native now residing in Tilton, New Hampshire whose recent 5-1-1 stretch
has shown that he’s ready for anyone who steps in his way.

 

Already an
international star both in Italy and Canada, Toronto’s 28-year-old Phil “The
Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (23-0, 12 KO’s) is one of Golden Boy Promotions’
most highly-touted new signees and for good reason. Fresh off of his Golden Boy
Promotions debut win, a decision victory over Hector Orozco in April, Lo Greco’s
next challenge will be an eight round junior welterweight showdown with fellow
prospect Brandon Hoskins (16-1-1, 8 KO’s). Hannibal, Missouri’s Hoskins is
looking to bounce back from the lone loss of his career in May against hot
prospect Keith Thurman, and knows he has the skill and determination to do just
that on Saturday.

 

Fighting
out of Hollywood, California, Ireland native Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh
(10-0-1, 5 KO’s) has been in impressive form in 2012 thus far, stopping Cesar
Cisneros and Jorge Ibarra in back-to-back fights. In an eight round lightweight
contest this weekend, Dublin’s finest will meet up with Orange, California’s
Paul Velarde (3-1-3).

 

An eight
round middleweight fight sure to get the fans on their feet and cheering will
pit Dearborn Heights, Michigan’s J’Leon Love (11-0, 7 KO’s) against Caguas,
Puerto Rico’s Joseph De Los Santos (10-9-3, 4 KO’s). The 24-year old Love has
ended seven of his fights in three rounds or less, but the rugged De Los Santos,
the winner of seven of his last eight fights, with his only loss coming via a
split decision loss to unbeaten Eddie Gomez, has no intention of leaving Las
Vegas with anything less than a victory.

 

In a six
round junior middleweight battle, Orlando’s Daquan Arnett (4-0, 2 KO’s) will
look to build on the impressive start he’s had to his professional career when
he faces Clearfield, Utah’s Eddie Cordova (3-2-1, 1 KO). The 19-year old Arnett
is coming off of a four round victory over Yosmani Abreu last month will look to
continue his winning ways.

 

Also
representing the boxing-rich island of Puerto Rico will be Caguas prospect Abner
Cotto (13-0, 5 KO’s). The cousin of fistic heroes Miguel and Jose Cotto, the
24-year-old is currently the WBC Fecarbox and Puerto Rican lightweight champion.
He will meet Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Montiel (7-5-3, 2 KO’s) in an eight round
bout.