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Six pro bouts featuring five Tulare County and Central Valley future boxing stars highlight the inaugural Melee At McDermont boxing show set for Saturday night, June 19th and hosted by former world champion Fernando Vargas. This historic night of boxing, a first for the City of Lindsay, will see the multimillion dollar McDermont Field House transformed into a 1,800 seat fight arena, complete with a boxing ring, boxing lights, VIP Suites, and a pre fight concert, all hosted by champion turned promoter Fernando Vargas and Roy Englebrecht of Roy Englebrecht Promotions.

Doors open at 6:30pm and fans arriving early will be entertained by one of the top mariachi bands in the Central Valley, Mariachi Colonial, as they perform a pre fight concert as well as between bouts.

A night of great boxing action will be highlighted by some top young area talent, featuring Delano’s 4-1 Paul Mendez, who will be tough with Orange County’s Mario Ortiz who sports a 7-8 record. Mendez is a hot prospect and recently signed a management contract with Dr. Jack Lipeles.

Perhaps the biggest cheers of the night will go to two Lindsay fighters making their professional debut in front of their hometown fans and family, a great thrill for any athlete. Lindsay native Rigo Espinoza will debut at 155 lbs against Cudahay’s 0-1 Cesar Flores, and Lindsay’s Stephan Rubalcava will fight at 149lbs, facing Adolfo Gonzalez who is from Salinas and also making his pro debut.

From Visalia Jose Leon will also be debuting as he fights before family and friends meeting Jacob Alvarez from Hesperia who also is debuting.

From Bakersfield Jose Garcia a outstanding amateur will also make his pro debut as he faces another top amateur in David Clark from San Diego and bring a 1-1 record.

For fans who want to get a sneak preview of the Melee show are invited to attend the Official Melee at McDermont Weigh In on Friday evening at 6:15pm at the Brickhouse Bar & Grill in Porterville.

Tickets for Melee at McDermont are priced at $25 and $40 and can be purchased online at or daily at the McDermont Field House in Linsday.

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