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Salgado-Mendez poised to do it again

Things are heating up for the much anticipated IBF junior lightweight championship rematch between Mexico’s World Champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-1-1, 16 KOs) taking on the #1 world contender and mandatory challenger Argenis Mendez (20-2, 10 KOs) of the Dominican Republic on Saturday night at The Hangar at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California. The two originally battled for the vacant IBF super featherweight title in a September 2011 bout in which Salgado persisted and survived through a rough twelfth round in which Mendez had him down, but not out, to claim his first IBF World Championship by unanimous decision.

The co-semi-main bouts, will feature twin brothers, Javier and Oscar Molina.

Javier “El Intocable” Molina (12-1, 5 KOs), the 2008 U.S. Olympian challenges the heavy-hitting Josesph Elegele (13-1, 10 KOs) in an eight round welterweight war and Oscar Molina (1-0), the 2012 Mexican Olympian makes his U.S. debut in a 4-round welterweight bout.

Other featured fights include #6 world rated light heavyweight, Cornelius “Da Beast” White (20-1, 16 KOs) versus Otis Griffin (24-11-2, 10 KOs) in a 10-round match up and the highly anticipated debut of Van Nuys, CA local featherweight, Juan Funez in a 4-round bout against Jose Garcia (1-5-1, 1 KO) of King City, CA.

Due to the postponement of the WBC heavyweight elimination bout between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne, tickets for this event have been revamped and are priced at $100, $75 and $50 are on sale now and may be purchased online at and or by calling 818-817-8001.

For all fans who have purchased and received their tickets to the originally scheduled March 9th HBO show at The Hangar, and still want to see a great night of fights will be entitled to receive the same seats at a reduced price.

With the new reduced pricing, customers that purchased their seats will have the option to: 1) apply their prior purchase toward additional lower priced tickets in the same section (if a customer purchased 4 tickets at $75 [$300 total] they can receive the same four tickets now priced at $50 [total $200] and apply the extra $100 toward two additional tickets at $50; or 2) apply their prior purchase toward the same amount of tickets and receive the applicable rebate (for each ticket, a $250 ticket will receive a $150 rebate, $150 ticket will receive a $75 rebate, and a $75 ticket will receive a $25 rebate); or 3) the customer can request a full refund.

Doors open at The Hangar at 4:00 p.m. The first non-televised bout starts at 4:30 p.m.

The event is being promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC in association with Promociones del Pueblo.

HBO Latino®, Home Box Office’s dedicated Spanish-language premium channel, will telecast the Salgado-Mendez bout, reaching today’s many multigenerational and bilingual Hispanic households in the U.S., appealing to the wildly popular boxing and sports fan base.

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