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Boxing returns to Hollywood Park Casino; world ranked Alejandro Perez and Takahiro Ao headline

On Saturday, July 13th Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing return with “Hollywood Fight Night” to the Hollywood Park Casino for a show promoted by Top Rank. World-ranked super featherweight Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez (17-3-1, 11 KOs) will headline the Solo Boxeo Tecate card that will be aired on UniMas. In the co-feature, American boxing fans will witness the first fight on U.S. soil for former WBC featherweight and super featherweight champion, Japan’s Takahiro Ao (23-3-1, 10 KOs).

Perez, born in Jacona, Michoacan, Mexico and raised in Salinas, California, has been a fixture at Freddie Roach’s Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood for many years. “El Alacran” is coming off one of his career-best wins, a decision over previously unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan to win the NABO 130-pound title.

Ao, one of Japan’s most decorated boxers, won the WBC featherweight title against Mexican Great Oscar Larios in 2009. The following year, the southpaw from Tokyo stepped up in weight and captured the WBC super featherweight title. Ao defended his green belt three times until losing a close decision Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz in October of last year.

Rounding out the internationally diverse line-up is a trio of knockout artists. Cuban cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (14-0, 14 KOs) will look to extend his knockout streak to 15 in his first 15 fights. Levan Ghvamichava (10-0, 8 KOs), from the Republic of Georgia, will look to add to his 80% knockout rate. Plus Ukrainian cruiserweight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (3-0, 3 KOs) will try to continue his streak of early finishes to start his career.

Local prospects featherweight Saul Rodriguez (9-0-1, 6 KOs), welterweight Zachary Wohlman (4-1-1, 1 KO), super bantamweight Erik Ruiz (8-0, 3 KOs), and featherweight David Clark (6-2, 4 KOs) will also appear on the card.

Ticket are $25 for general admission, $40 for reserved rows 4 to 6, $75 VIP Ringside rows 2 and 3, and $100 for Front Row. A limited number of VIP table seats with bottle service are also available.

For tickets and information, contact 626-388-8888 or visit

First bell is 6p and the televised bouts begin at 8p.

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