As previously reported, the WBC heavyweight eliminator scheduled for March 9 at “The Hangar” in Costa Mesa, California, between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne has been postponed to a later date due to a bronchial infection sustained by Arreola. Goossen Tutor officially announced Friday that the rest of the card remains intact with the IBF junior lightweight championship rematch between Mexican world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-1-1, 16 KOs) against #1 contender and mandatory challenger Argenis Mendez (20-2, 10 KOs) of the Dominican Republic moving to the main event. The co-semi-main bouts, will feature twin brothers, Javier and Oscar Molina. HBO Latino will telecast the Salgado-Mendez bout.
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.
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.
Tickets for this event have been revamped and are priced at $100, $75, and $50. 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.