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Romero Duno vs. Juan Rodriguez on May 16 – Weigh In Results

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Romero Duno 134.6 vs Juan Rodriguez 134.2
Manny Robles III 125.6 vs Rigoberto Hermosillo 125.2
Genaro Gamez 138.2 vs Daniel Evangelista 140
Carlos Morales 135 vs Pedro Navarrete 134.2.


Ruben “El Puas” Olivares, considered by many the greatest bantamweight champion of all time, will be the special VIP guest for the May 16 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 10-round battle between “Ruthless” Romero Duno (19-1, 15 KOs) and Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KOs) for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title. The fights will be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation.

In a career that spanned more than 100 professional fights, Olivares had 89 victories including 79 by knockout. The Mexico City native holds the record for the most wins in unified title bouts in bantamweight history at six and compiled separate streaks of 22 and 21 consecutive knockouts. In 2003, The Ring placed him at No. 12 on their list of the greatest punchers of all time.

A member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, Olivares remains a beloved figure in his home country. After his retirement, he became a mainstream entertainment star with appearances in numerous Mexican movies. Olivares will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.

In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (17-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will defend his NABF Featherweight Title against Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-0-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round fight between two undefeated fighters.

Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (14-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas will fight in an eight-round super welterweight battle.

Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-4-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. return in an eight-round lightweight fight.


Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (8-0, 5 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. will battle Daniel Evangelista (20-9-2 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in an eight-round super lightweight bout.

Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-1, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in a six-round super featherweight fight.

Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (3-0, 1 KO) of Victorville, Calif. will return in a six-round super featherweight fight.

Kevin Anton of Palmdale, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round welterweight fight.

Filipino contender “Ruthless” Romero Duno (19-1, 15 KOs) will battle Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KOs) for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title in the 10-round main event of the May 16 edition of the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.

With most of his fights ending in a knockout victory, Duno is considered as one of the top contenders from the Philippines. Duno exploded onto the Southern Calif. fight scene when he pulled the upset that turned heads – a knockout victory of local hometown hero Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez. Since then, the 23-year-old has defeated noteworthy ring veterans including Juan Pablo “Lagarto” Sanchez, Yardley Armenta Cruz and Gilberto “El Falco Gonzalez. Duno will look to avenge the loss his compatriot Mercito “No Mercy”Gesta suffered against Rodríguez.

“I feel good, and I’m happy to be returning to the ring,” said Romero Duno. “Mercito Gestais my friend. This victory will be for all of his fans and for the Filipino fans. I will make sure to train very hard to give a great fight on May 16.”

Rodriguez is a 31-year-old southpaw who has fought against former world champions Billy “The Kid” Dib and Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna. The native of Puebla, Mexico has also challenged Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales for theWBA Interim Super Featherweight World Title. Rodriguez is coming off an upset victory against the aforementioned Gesta, and he’ll be very close to a world title if he can defeat Gesta’s compatriot in Duno.

“I’m very excited about my next fight on May 16 against a very tough opponent in Romero Duno,” said Juan Antonio Rodriguez. “I want to make it clear that it my victory against Mercito Gesta was no fluke. And let’s not forget that he was ranked No. 2 in the world in his time. I always conscientiously and never take any fight lightly. I try to give everything in the gym, and I’ll come in great shape to give a great fight. I know that Duno is a great fighter. He is very strong and can hit very hard, so I invite everyone to be there and to not blink bevause this fight can end in any round. Someone is going to get knocked out!”

In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (17-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will defend his NABF Featherweight Title against Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-0-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round fight between two undefeated fighters.

Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (14-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas will fight in an eight-round super welterweight battle.

Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-4-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. return in an eight-round lightweight fight.

Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (8-0, 5 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. will battle Daniel Evangelista (20-9-2 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in an eight-round super lightweight bout.

Tenochititlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-1, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in a six-round super featherweight fight.

Rommel Caballero (5-0, 4 KOs) of Coachella, Calif. will return in a six-round super featherweight battle.

Kevin Anton of Palmdale, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round welterweight fight.

Opponents for the undercard will be announced shortly.

Duno vs Rodriguez is a 10-round lightweight fight for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Sanman Boxing and Paco Presents. The event is sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” The fights will take place Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Tickets for the event are on sale nowand start at $25. Tickets will be available at the FantasySprings Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing onlineat www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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