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Reno undercard details

The undercard for the July 3 card at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is starting to shape up. Undefeated middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzales (12-0, 9 KOs) will face James Parison (12-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled eight-rounder. Mexican Olympian Francisco Vargas (1-0) meets Yerington, Nevada’s Andrew Rempp (1-2-1) vs. in a four round jr. lightweight bout. Reno, Nevada’s Carlos Gaytan (1-0-1) battles Alex Rivera (2-1) from Las Vegas in a four round light heavyweight bout. Local favorite Joey Gilbert on “Contender” fame is also scheduled to fight on this card.

The main and co-main bouts will be seen on Fox Sports and Fox Sports Espanol with former champion Ulises “Archie” Solis (30-2, 21 KOs) going against Eric Ortiz (32-10, 21 KOs) in a 10 round jr. flyweight bout in the headliner. Solis is the current IBF #1 contender and the fight against his fellow countryman Ortiz is a rematch of their 2006 world title fight in which Solis won by 9th round TKO.

In the evening’s co-main event is a rematch of a welterweight war that took place in Las Vegas in 2009. Filipino welterweight “Mighty” Mark Melligan (18-2, 13 KOs) will again stand toe to toe with Mexico’s Michel Rosales (27-3, 23 KOs). Rosales was awarded the first fight by split decision. Melligan vs. Rosales is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Presented by Top Rank and Let’s Get It On Promotions, the card is part of the Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries centenary celebration in Reno. Tickets are $75, $55 and $35. Call 1.800.648.3568.

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