Following up a successful show last year that featured world class talent from the Top Rank stable as well as local prospects from the Los Angeles area, Glendale Fight Night has outdone itself with a full card of compelling bouts at the Glendale Civic Auditorium this Saturday. In the main event, super featherweight Jose Felix Jr. (26-1-1, 21 KOs) takes on Alejandro Rodriguez (21-14, 12 KOs). Felix is coming off the first loss of his career when he challenged Bryan Vasquez for the interim WBA super featherweight belt. Rodriquez took undefeated prospect Haskell Rhodes to the brink of an upset in a split decision loss and earned a draw with local Texas favorite Robert Marroquin.
Unbeaten lightweight Ivan Najera (13-0, 8 KOs) meets Stan Martyniouk (13-1, 2 KOs) in the eight round co-feature. Najera is the young 21 year-old prospect who did not take well to the amateur style but has excelled since turning pro at the tender age of 18 and is considered by many boxing pundits as San Antonio’s next world title contender. Martyniouk is the former amateur standout who saw his ascension derailed when he was upset by journeyman Khadaphi Proctor (6-5-1) four years ago. Martyniouk lost his promotional contract with Goossen-Tutor as a result but has been slowly been working his way back under the tutelage of Virgil Hunter. He last fought one year ago when he outpointed regular Manny Pacquiao sparring partner David Rodela.
In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Egis Kavaliaskus (6-0, 5 KOs) meets Benjamin Whitaker (7-0, 2 KOs). Kavaliaskus represented his native Lithuania in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games and capturing a Bronze medal in the 2011 World Championships. He is trained by Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia. Whitaker is the Texas State welterweight titleholder.
2012 London Olympics middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (3-0, 1 KO) meets KO artist Malcolm Terry (6-3, 6 KOs) in a six-round bout.
Local super lightweight favorite Zachary Wohlman (8-1-1, 1 KO) faces Paul Velarde (3-4-3, 0 KOs) in a six-rounder. Wohlman, the part-time fashion model, L.A. Weekly cover boy, Freddie Roach protégé, and occasional groupie magnet, has made his name known with the young and boisterous Hollywood crowd supporting his every bout in bunches. Velarde, is a blue collar boxing trainer at the UFC gym in Lake Forest.
10 live bouts are scheduled with the main event and co-main scheduled to be seen on the UniMas Solo Boxeo Tecate series.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. Tickets start at $30 for General Admission and $45 for Reserved Open Seating. A limited number of VIP bottle service tables are also available.
Doors Open at 5:15pm;
First Bout at 5:45pm.
All bouts are subject to change.