World ranked super bantamweight Chris Avalos of Lancaster, California will replace injured Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas in the main event Saturday night @ Dr. Pepper Arena. Avalos will face Rey Perez of the Philippines on Top Rank's Solo Boxeo Tecate - UniMas.
Magdaleno was injured in sparring in Las Vegas last Thursday. "I caught a sparring partner with a nice right hook on the top of his head. That punch caused a lot of pain in my right hand. When I took my glove off I had swollen knuckles on the hand. I hate not fighting but I will be back as soon as I can."
Avalos, 25-3, 19 KOs, is ranked IBF #9. He last fought in a world title fight on February 28 in Belfast, Ireland where he was stopped by world champion Carl Frampton in the fifth round.
Avalos vs Perez is scheduled for 8 rounds. In the opening televised bout the very popular super featherweight Casey Ramos, 19-0, 5 KOs, of Austin, Texas will take on Daniel Evangelista Jr., 17-5-1, 13 KOs in an eight round bout. Casey has been training primarily in Austin with sparring in San Antonio.