LOS ANGELES (January 16) - The vacant WBC Continental of Americas Super Bantamweight Title will be on the line this Saturday, January 18, at the Complejo Panamericano de Voleibol in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, when exciting rising star and hometown hero Horacio "Violento" Garcia takes on Filipino veteran Fernando "Trigger" Lumacad in the main event of a card televised live on Televisa and FOX Deportes.
Plus, Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas, from Torreón Coahuila, México, fights for the women's vacant WBC Silver Super Bantamweight Championship in a 10-round co-main event matchup against Colombia's Calixta "Cali" Silgado.
"El Reto" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 5 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6 p.m. CT. The FOX Deportes broadcast begins at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
A compelling young prospect with world championship potential, 23-year-old Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, native Horacio "Violento" Garcia (24-0, 16 KO's) has passed all his tests since turning pro in 2008 with flying colors, and he's ready to take the next step in his career, beginning with his bout against Lumacad. Already having won the WBC Youth championship in 2011, Garcia is on the fast track to the top, but to keep going strong, he must emerge victorious this weekend.
Fighting out of General Santos City in the Philippines, 27-year-old Fernando Lumacad (29-6-3, 12 KO's) is a tough competitor who has faced world champions Wandee Singwancha, Jorge Arce, Hernan Marquez, and Suriyan Sor Rungvisai over the course of his career, clearly marking him as a seasoned veteran who will give Garcia looks he hasn't seen yet in his young pro stint. Winner of two straight, Lumacad will venture into Garcia's backyard this weekend in search of the upset win.
A former super flyweight and bantamweight world champion, 25-year-old Yazmin "La Rusita" Rivas (28-8, 9 KO's) is a female fighting pioneer in Mexico, having competed in the sport professionally since 2001. Winner of seven of her last eight bouts, with six of those wins coming in defense of her IBF world title, Rivas is now looking to bounce back from a split decision loss to Jessica Gonzalez last November with a win over Silgado.
Unbeaten in three straight, Tolu, Colombia's Calixta "Cali" Silgado (11-2-2, 8 KO's) is now gearing up for the biggest fight of her pro career against Mexican star Rivas. But despite the high stakes and the pressure involved, this 25-year-old has proven that when the rewards are at their highest, she fights her best, setting the stage for an exciting bout this weekend.
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