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Martirosyan-Davis on Garcia-Lopez undercard

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Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan, of Glendale, Calif., will face Ryan Davis, a journeyman from East Saint Louis, Ill., on the undercard of a main event featuring RING and WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia first title defense against two-division titlewinner Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Tex.

Martirosyan (32-0-1, 20 knockouts), who is 27, was last in the ring for November’s ninth-round technical decision draw with Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KOs) after an accidental clash of heads caused a cut over Martirosyan’s left eye and forced the verdict to go to the scorecards.

Davis (24-10-3, 9 KOs) is coming off a fourth-round stoppage loss to Jorge Melendez in March.

In the HBO-televsied main event, Garcia (31-0, 26 KOs) is coming off January’s eight-round technical unanimous decision over Orlando Salido, who scored knockout wins over Lopez in April of 2011 and March of 2012.

Lopez (33-2, 30 KOs), who turns 30 in June, sandwiched a second-round knockout of Mike Oliver in October of 2011 between the losses to Salido, and has won his past two fights by ninth- and second-round knockouts.

Below is the updated schedule for Top Rank, which is promoting the Garcia-Lopez card.


Saturday, June 8, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Solo Boxeo Tecate – UniMas
12 Rds., IBF World Super Flyweight Championship
Champion JUAN CARLOS SANCHEZ, 15-1-1, 8 KOs, Los Mochis, Mexico
vs ROBERTO DOMINGO SOSA, 24-0, 14 KOs, Buenos Aires
8 Rds., Super Bantamweights
JESSIE MAGDALENO, 14-0, 10 KOs, Las Vegas
vs HENRY MALDONADO, 16-1, 11 KOs, Managua, Nicaragua
10 Rds., Super Featherweights
JOSE FELIX, 23-0-1, 18 KOs, Los Mochis, Mexico
vs FERNANDO GARCIA, 27-3-2, 18 KOs, Tijuana
8 Rds., Heavyweights
ANDY RUIZ, 18-0, 12 KOs, Mexicali
vs CARL DAVIS, 16-5, 12 KOs, Chicago
6 Rds., Super Bantamweights
GABINO SAENZ, 9-0-1, 7 KOs, Indio, Calif.
vs To Be Announced
6 Rds., Super Welterweights
MICHAEL FINNEY, 11-0, 9 KOs, Las Vegas
vs RAUL TOVAR, 10-6-1, 4 KOs, Mission, Texas
6 Rds., Lightweights
JESUS GUTIERREZ, 7-0-0, 2 KOs, Las Vegas
vs DANIEL CALZADA, 7-7-2, 1 KO, Denver
Saturday, June 15, American Airlines Center – HBO

12 Rds., WBO Featherweight Championship
Champion MIKEY GARCIA, 31-0, 26 KOs, Oxnard, Calif.
vs JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ, 33-2, 30 KOs, Caguas, Puerto Rico
10 Rounds, Lightweights
TERENCE CRAWFORD, 20-0, 15 KOs, Omaha, Nebraska
vs ALEJANDRO SANABRIA, 34-1-1, 25 KOs, Mexico City
10 Rds., Super Welterweights
VANES MARTIROSYAN, 32-0-1, 20 KOs, Glendale, Ca.
vs RYAN DAVIS, 24-10-3, 9 KOs, Granite City, Ill.
8 Rds., Middleweights
MATT KOROBOV, 19-0, 11 KOs, Orotukan, Russia
vs OSSIE DURAN, 27-10-2, 10 KOs, Paterson, NJ
8 Rds., Welterweights
MIKAEL ZEWSKI, 19-0, 15 KOs, Quebec, Canada
vs DAMIAN FRIAS, 19-7-1, 10 KOs, Miami
6 Rds., Super Bantamweights
Two-Time Mexican Olympian
OSCAR VALDEZ, 5-0, 4 KOs, Nogales, Mexico
vs GIL GARCIA, 5-4-1, 1 KO, Houston
Saturday, June 29, WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla.

Solo Boxeo Tecate – UniMas
10 Rds., Featherweights
ROBERTO MARROQUIN, 23-2, 16 KOs, Dallas
vs DANIEL DIAZ, 19-5-1, 15 KOs, Managua, Nicaragua
6 Rds., Lightweights
IVAN NAJERA, 10-0, 8 KOs, San Antonio
vs ALEXANDER LOPEZ, 6-4, 1 KO, Fort Worth, Texas
4 Rounds, Jr Welterweights
USA Olympian
JOSE RAMIREZ, 3-0, 2 KOs, Avenal, California
vs To Be Announced
Friday, July 12, Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas

ESPN Friday Night Fights
10 Rds., Super Bantamweights
CHRIS AVALOS, 21-2, 16 KOs, San Diego
vs DRAIN FRANCISCO, 24-1-1, 19 KOs, Agoncillio, Philippines
10 Rds., Super Welterweights
GLEN TAPIA, 18-0, 10 KOs, Passaic, NJ
vs ABIE HAN, 19-0, 12 KOs, El Paso, Texas
Saturday, July 27, The Venetian Macao CotaiArena – HBO

Fists of Gold ll
Main Event, 6 Rds., Flyweights
ZOU SHIMING, 1-0, 1 KO, Guizho, China
vs JESUS ORTEGA, 3-1, 2 KOs, Hermosillo, Mexico
12 Rds., WBO, WBA World Flyweight Championship
Champion JUAN  FRANCISCO  ESTRADA, 22-2, 17 KOs,
Hermosillo, Mexico
vs MILAN MELINDO, 28-0, 11 KOs, Mandaue City, Philippines
12 Rds., IBF Featherweight Championship
Champion EVGENY GRADOVICH, 16-0, 8 KOs, Oxnard, Ca.
vs MAURICIO MUNOZ, 26-3, 12 KOs, San Juan, Argentina
8 Rds., Super Featherweights
PAUL FLEMING, 17-0, 12 KOs, Sydney, Australia
vs MIKE TAWATCHAI, 26-1-1, 17 KOs, Bangkok, Thailand
8 Rds., Super Bantamweights
GENESIS SERVANIA, 19-0, 6 KOs, Cebu City, Philippines
vs KONOSUKE TOMIYAMA, 23-5-1, 17 KOs, Tokyo, Japan



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