Guillermo Moreno

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 500 North Loop West

Jan 21, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 500 North Loop West (North Interstate Highway  610 West) about 1:10 a.m. today (January 21).  

The suspect, Diawannah Corteasher Thomas (b/f, 54), is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer and murder in the 208th State District Court.  She is also charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #7  A booking photo of Thomas is attached to this news release.  

The identity of the deceased male suspect, 40, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer O. Bledsoe reported:  

HPD North Patrol Division officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call and saw the suspect vehicle, a white Ford E-450 truck driven by Thomas, and initiated a vehicle pursuit.  One of the suspects, a male, exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.  A second male suspect attempted to exit the vehicle, however, the vehicle was moving at a high rate of speed and he only managed to hold on to the vehicle.  

The suspect vehicle continued to evade police westbound on the North Loop West service road.  As the vehicle approached the intersection of North Main, the male suspect lost his grip, fell from the truck and was struck by the vehicle.  Thomas continued to evade police and intentionally struck an HPD two-man patrol vehicle in the 4800 block of Oak Forest.  Neither officer was injured in that crash.  The pursuit ended at the intersection of North Shepherd and Parker Road.  Thomas was taken into custody without further incident.  She was determined to be under the influence of an unknown substance and was subsequently charged for her role in the crash.  
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LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Javier “Chicharito” Hernández

Jan 21, 2020

LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Javier “Chicharito” Hernández

El máximo goleador de la Selección Nacional de México llega a Los Ángeles después de una exitosa carrera representando a Chivas Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid y Bayer Leverkusen, entre otros

LOS ANGELES (Martes, 21 de enero, 2020) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha fichado a Javier “Chicharito” Hernández a un contrato de Jugador Franquicia. Hernández, de 31 años de edad, es el máximo goleador de la Selección Nacional de México en todos los tiempos y se une al LA Galaxy después de un exitoso paso por Chivas de Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham y más recientemente, Sevilla. En total, el delantero suma más de 200 goles durante su carrera con sus clubes y selección nacional.

Los aficionados pueden comprar su playera del Chicharito oprimiendo aquí.

Fotografia cortesia LA Galaxy

“Javier ha marcado goles en las mejores ligas del mundo y ha sido el jugador más exitoso de su país en la última década”, dijo el gerente general del LA Galaxy, Dennis te Kloese. “Es un competidor que ha demostrado ser exitoso en el nivel más alto y que ha marcado la mayor cantidad de goles jugando para una de las mejores selecciones de Concacaf. Creemos que puede ser uno de los mejores atacantes de Major League Soccer y ayudará a nuestro equipo en diferentes maneras. Estamos emocionados de traer a Javier a Los Ángeles y esperamos ver como él representará a esta ciudad y a nuestros aficionados como miembro del LA Galaxy”.

A lo largo de su carrera, Hernández ha jugado en más de 400 partidos en las mejores ligas del mundo incluyendo México, Inglaterra, España, y Alemania, además de disputar más de 100 partidos representando a la Selección Nacional de México. Durante ese tiempo, ha registrado 156 goles para sus clubes y 52 goles para su selección nacional, la cima más alta que ningún otro seleccionado mexicano. Desde 2006, ha representado a equipos que han ganado títulos de la Liga Premier Inglesa (2011, 2013), Primera División Mexicana: Apertura (2006), la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA (2014), la Copa Oro de Concacaf (2011) y Copa Concacaf (2015). A nivel individual, fue reconocido como el Jugador del Año de Concacaf (2015), nombrado al Mejor Equipo de Concacaf (2015), otorgado con el Botín de Oro de la Copa Oro de Concacaf y reconocido como el Jugador Más Valioso (2011), y además fue nombrado al Equipo de la Bundesliga de la Temporada (2015-16).

“LA Galaxy continúa persiguiendo a los mejores talentos del mundo que mejorarán nuestro equipo”, dijo el presidente del LA Galaxy, Chris Klein. “Javier es uno de los jugadores más exitosos en nuestra región y una figura icónica en esta comunidad. LA Galaxy ha representado a Los Ángeles y ha sido el punto de referencia en Major League Soccer desde 1996, y nuestra búsqueda de los mejores jugadores del mundo para nuestro club continuará siendo parte de nuestro éxito. Estamos entusiasmados de incorporar a Javier a nuestro plantel y esperamos que él represente al LA Galaxy en nuestro estadio y en la comunidad de Los Ángeles”.

Hernández comenzó su carrera profesional con Chivas Guadalajara en 2006 después de pasar casi una década en la cantera del club. Después de anotar 26 goles para el equipo de la Liga MX, aseguró su traspaso al equipo de la Liga Premier inglesa, Manchester United, en el 2010.

“AEG sigue comprometido a proporcionarle al LA Galaxy con todos los recursos necesarios para competir por Copas MLS y hacer del Dignity Health Sports Park un estadio de clase mundial y ofrecer una experiencia de primer mundo para nuestros aficionados”, dijo el presidente y CEO de AEG, Dan Beckerman. “Javier es un fichaje histórico para nuestro club y esta liga, destacando nuestra ambición de seguir siendo los mejores en Major League Soccer. Estamos encantados de darle la bienvenida a nuestra familia y estamos emocionados de verlo en el campo esta temporada y más allá”.

Después de anotar 59 goles con Manchester United en todas las competencias, el delantero se unió al gigante de La Liga española, Real Madrid, en condición de préstamo en el 2014. Una temporada después, Hernández hizo su traspaso definitivo al Bayer Leverkusen de la Bundesliga alemana, donde disfrutó de unos de los años más productivos de su carrera con 39 goles marcados en 76 partidos jugados. Redondeó su tiempo en Europa con pasos por el West Ham de Inglaterra (2017-19) y Sevilla de España (2019) antes de llegar a LA Galaxy.

A nivel internacional, el oriundo de Guadalajara ha hecho la carrera más exitosa en la historia de la Selección Mexicana, registrando 52 goles marcados en 109 partidos jugados durante torneos incluyendo la Copa Mundial de la FIFA (2010, 2014, 2018), Eliminatorias Mundialistas de la FIFA, Copa Oro de Concacaf, Copa Confederaciones de la FIFA, Copa América Centenario y partidos amistosos. Chicharito hizo su debut con México en el 2009 durante un partido ante Colombia y fue el encargado de anotar sus dos primeros goles para su selección en un partido ante Bolivia el 24 de febrero del 2010. A lo largo de tres Copas Mundiales de la FIFA, Hernández registra cuatro goles y suma ocho anotaciones durante partidos de Eliminatoria Mundialista. Sus 52 goles internacionales sobrepasan a los goles marcados por Jared Borgetti (46), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (39) y exjugadores del LA Galaxy Luis Hernández (35) y Carlos Hermosillo (35).

El partido de apertura en casa del Chicharito y del cinco veces campeón de la Copa MLS, LA Galaxy, se llevará a cabo el sábado, 7 de marzo en el Dignity Health Sports Park ante Vancouver Whitecaps FC a las 7 p.m. PT. Los aficionados pueden comprar sus boletos para el partido de apertura en casa 2020 del club oprimiendo aquí.  Boletos individuales para los partidos en casa del Galaxy están disponibles por medio de www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.

Transacción: LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Javier Hernández a un contrato de Jugador Franquicia.

Nombre: Javier Hernandez

Posición: Delantero

Estatura: 5’9”

Peso: 160

Fecha Nacimiento: June 1, 1988

Edad: 31

Ultimo Club: Sevilla (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento: Guadalajara, México

Ciudad Natal: Guadalajara, México

Nacionalidad: México

JAVIER “CHICHARITO” HERNANDEZCARRERA PROFESIONAL
AñosEquipoPartidos JugadosGolesAsistencias
CLUB
2006-2010Chivas de Guadalajara782911
2010-2015Manchester United1575911
2014-2015Real Madrid3399
2015-2017Bayer Leverkusen76399
2017-2019West Ham63174
2019Sevilla153
TOTAL42215653
INTERNACIONAL
2009-México1095213
CLUB/TOTAL DEL PAÍS53120869

*Según Transfermarkt

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RYAN GARCIA LOS ANGELES MEDIA TOUR

Jan 21, 2020

RYAN GARCIA LOS ANGELES MEDIA TOUR QUOTES AND PHOTOSGARCIA TAKES ON FRANCISCO FONSECA ON FRIDAY, FEB. 14 AT THE HONDA CENTER IN ANAHEIM, CALIF. AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

(ABOVE: Ryan Garcia poses for the media ahead of his fight against Francisco Fonseca on Feb. 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. and streamed live on DAZN) 

PhotosPhoto Credit: Cris Esqueda-Hoganphotos/Golden BoyTickets Still on Sale! 

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 20, 2020): Rising lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) held a Los Angeles media tour today that included visits to KTLA, the Westside Boxing Club and the ESPN studios to promote the 12-round defense of his WBC Silver Lightweight Title against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs). The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 14 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. Below are what Garcia and Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, had to say during today’s activities: RYAN GARCIA, Lightweight Contender:“I’m happy that we got this fight done at the Honda Center in Anaheim, so everyone is going to come out and enjoy this great night. The fact that Francisco Fonseca has fought similar opponents as Tevin Farmer and Gervonta Davis–I feel that it will show people where I am. They’ll be able to compare the fights. I think that’s why this fight is very important. The fans will be using it like a measuring stick. The media can use the fights to compare my skillset with Farmer and Davis against a similar opponent.” “This year I plan to shock the world. In 2020, I want to set a standard where I’m only fighting the best guys. I definitely want Gervonta Davis for this year. I’ve been pushing for that fight to get done. That’s all I want. To shock the world. The only way to do it is to do something hard. To beat Gervonta? That would be good.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy:“Hopefully we don’t see a lot of broken hearts, but hopefully we’ll see a broken nose. This will be a great night for Ryan Garcia. He’s in with a tough opponent. This year will be his coming out party. I think he’ll be a world champion by the end of the year. He’s getting stronger, faster, and wiser. For Ryan, we want the best for him. Ryan in a world title fight against a top fighter for 2020.” Garcia vs. Fonseca is a 12-round fight for the WBC Silver Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 14 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. Tickets for the event are on sale and are priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at goldenboytickets.comticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-943-4327 and at the Honda Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 5 p.m. PT and Sat 10 a.m. PT to 4 p.m. PT).

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Mayor Turner sends Tex-Mex to Kansas City, wishes all the best to its football team

Jan 17, 2020
HOUSTON – Kansas City is experiencing an ice storm today, but its city hall will be warm once it receives delivery of some of the best Tex-Mex cuisine Houston has to offer.

This morning, Irma’s Original Restaurant prepared a variety of fresh foods to deliver on behalf of Mayor Sylvester Turner to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.

Prior to the Jan. 12 AFC Divisional Round playoff game, the mayors placed a friendly wager, with Mayor Turner promising Tex-Mex food if Kansas City won and Mayor Lucas waging BBQ and beer if Houston won.

 
 “Houston always delivers on its promise,” Mayor Turner said. “We are proud of our team, but the game did not end in our favor. In a handwritten note, I told  Mayor Lucas that I hope he and his staff enjoy the food. I wish all the best to the Kansas City Chiefs. We’ll see them next season.”


“We got up early this morning to cook chicken mole, pork roast tamales, refried beans with chorizo, Mexican rice, black Angus fajitas, pork taquitos, and fresh tortillas. I hope they enjoy it. We put a lot of love in it today, ” said Irma Galvan, who owns and operates Irma’s Original located at 22 N Chenevert St.

In addition to Irma’s Original Restaurant, the city of Houston thanks Southwest Airlines for flying the food to Kansas City and Sysco for helping Irma’s restaurant properly package the fresh, fragile cargo.



Unfortunately, Kansas City is experiencing winter weather that is delaying air travel. Delivery of the food has been pushed back several hours. 
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Two Suspects Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7500 Cook Road

Jan 17, 2020
Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 7500 Cook Road about 4:40 p.m. on January 8.

The first suspect, Nicholas Taylor Parker (b/m, 20), is charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and retaliation in the 263rd State District Court.  The second suspect, Jaylinn Charles Burch (b/m, 18), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering/fabricating physical evidence in the 263rd State District Court.  Booking photos of Parker and Burch are attached to this news release.

The victim, David Mosqueda, 20, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Stroble and K. Collier reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and learned Mr. Mosqueda had been transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Detectives determined two unknown male suspects in a vehicle encountered Mosqueda and a witness walking on the sidewalk near the above address.  For unknown reasons, one male suspect fired shots at the victim from inside the vehicle and struck him in the chest.  The suspect vehicle then fled the scene as the witness returned fire.  

Further investigation led to the identification of Parker and Burch as suspects in this case and they were subsequently arrested and charged for their roles in this incident.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2019 Fatal Shooting at 803 Royal George Lane

Jan 17, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal shooting that occurred at 803 Royal George Lane about 3:30 p.m. on August 14, 2019.

The suspect, Leo McKinley Furlow (b/m, 22), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court.  A photo of Furlow is attached to this news release.

The victim, Phillip Prudhomme III, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives R. Montalvo and D. Nabors reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 800 block of Royal George Lane and learned the incident occurred at the intersection of Ridgewood Knoll Lane and Regal Oaks Bend Lane.  Officers found Mr. Prudhomme deceased inside a white GMC Yukon.  

Further investigation led to the identification of Furlow as a suspect in this case and, on Wednesday (January 15), he was charged with Prudhomme’s death.
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Evan Holyfield Gets Visit from Christy Martin

Jan 17, 2020

CHRISTY MARTIN VISITS EVAN “Yung Holy” HOLYFIELD
at HOUSTON TRAINING CAMP WHILE HE PREPARES FOR
FEBRUARY 8 FIGHT at HARD ROCK HOTEL DAYTONA BEACH

Holyfield’s bout will be Promoted By Main Events & Christy Martin Promotions

Evan Holyfield & Christy Martin, Photos Courtesy Team Holyfield
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Termite Watkins (head trainer), Evan, Christy Martin & Tim Hallmark (strength/cond. coach).

Houston, TX, January 16, 2020 — Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield’s (2-0, 2 KOs) next fight will take place on a Christy Martin Promotions card at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona on Saturday, February 8.

Boxing legend Christy Martin stopped by Holyfield’s Houston Training Camp to look in on Four-Time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield’s son and came away impressed.

“Most importantly he is a great young man,”said Christy. “He has great speed and power. His work ethic looks unbeatable.”

“It was really great that Christy came by and she gave me some psychological tips to use during my training,” Evan said. “Right now we are in the middle of camp – sparring just started and things are getting more intense, which I like. I enjoy when things are hard.”

This Daytona Beach is about a six hour drive from Atlanta, where Evan grew up. “I am excited to fight in Daytona – it’s a little closer than my two previous fights. Mom says she is coming with some of the fam. My amateur coach plans to make the drive down, and so are a few friends. I also have a couple of friends in the military that are based in Daytona that will also be there.”

Holyfield announced himself to the professional boxing world on the Canelo-Kovalev November 2 fight card at MGM Grand with a spectacular seventeen second stoppage (TKO 1), which you can watch HERE His second fight took place in Houston on November 23, stopping his opponent with a vicious body shot (KO 4). Watch the viral body shot KO HERE

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HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT BRINGING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION SAVINGS TO HOUSTON HOMES

Jan 17, 2020
HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department is marking the tenth year of its Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card by bringing it to hundreds of thousands of Houston homes. The free card, which offers significant discounts on prescription medications, will arrive with city utility bills starting in mid-January.
 
Since its launch in October 2009, the Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card has saved Houston-area residents more than $47 million in prescription medication costs. The free card does not require an application, registration or any personal information, and can be used at thousands of participating pharmacies. It is available for free to anyone, regardless of age, income, citizenship status or insurance coverage.
 
 “Over the past decade, the Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card has been a powerful tool for Houstonians to save significantly on prescription medication costs,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The City of Houston is pleased to continue its valuable partnership with Coast2CoastRx into the new decade.”
 
The Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card is available for pickup at Houston Health Department multi-service centers, WIC clinics and health centers. The card is also available at coast2coastrx.com/houston-tx, where it can be texted, emailed or printed for immediate use. The website also offers a pricing tool that shows how much people will save by using the card. In 2019, the card program saved people nationally an average of 65% on the cost of generic and brand name prescriptions.
 
Savings for Houstonians through the Coast2CoastRx program comes at no cost to the City of Houston. In addition to the discounts on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental and vision care, hearing aids, diabetic supplies, lab tests, pet prescriptions and veterinarian services.
 
“We find the Coast2CoastRx program to be especially beneficial in enhancing the lives of older adults through our Harris County Area Agency on Aging,” said Deborah Moore, assistant director for human services at the Houston Health Department. “The card is an important tool in helping older adults who may be living on a fixed income stretch their healthcare dollars.”
 
Since 2010, Coast2CoastRx has provided approximately $70,000 annually to the Houston Health Foundation to support vital public health programs such as See to Succeed, which has provided more than 65,000 pairs of corrective eyeglasses to school-aged children, Project Saving Smiles, which has served 50,000 second graders with dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride varnishes and the home-delivered meals program, which facilitates more than a million meals for senior citizens annually.
 
“The Coast2CoastRx program will continue to work to bring savings for Houstonians’ healthcare needs. As an organization we are dedicated to making the process of obtaining and utilizing free prescription discounts easy and accessible to all,” says Edward Rahn, President of Coast2CoastRx. “The Coast2CoastRx program is proud to provide Houstonians this valuable free service.”
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FIFA develops new and enhanced integrity resources for member associations and confederations

Jan 17, 2020
• FIFA Integrity Officer Kit updated to help strengthen integrity initiatives and best practice in football
• New resources to be integrated into existing FIFA Integrity education and prevention programmes
• New handbook, e-Learning platform and promotional materials available on 
legal.fifa.comFIFA has today launched a new and enhanced integrity toolkit that aims to protect the integrity of football and help member associations and confederations to strengthen and further enhance existing measures in place to protect national and regional-level football matches and competitions from match manipulation.Building on the successful integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and last year during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ as well as other existing education and prevention programmes and measures in football, FIFA and its dedicated Integrity Department have developed several updated and new integrity resources to be used and implemented by key stakeholders across football.FIFA has developed a practical handbook for its member associations as well as the confederations, which will serve as a practical guide on how to build and/or strengthen their own integrity initiatives to protect football competitions from match manipulation. It outlines the standard steps and best-practice measures to implement successful integrity initiatives on a day-to-day basis. FIFA is also offering a series of topic-specific posters to support these initiatives.FIFA’s new Integrity e-Learning Tutorial is aimed at educating individuals involved in football about the threat of match manipulation. It describes the applicable regulations that have been put in place by FIFA, explains various forms of integrity-related misconduct and outlines how to correctly report match-manipulation approaches or incidents.The updated integrity materials developed by FIFA as outlined above show the standard steps and best practices that member associations and confederations should use and implement as a day to-day reference tool to promote integrity and protect national and regional football competitions from match manipulation.Speaking about the new resources, Oliver Jaberg, FIFA’s Deputy Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Director of Integrity and Institutional Legal, said:“In line with FIFA’s continued commitment to safeguard the integrity of football around the world, it is crucial that we continue to develop new and innovative resources that our stakeholders can use to further strengthen football across all areas – both on and off the pitch.“As an important step in helping to protect the integrity of football competitions at national and regional level as well as to prevent match manipulation, FIFA is excited to have developed several new integrity resources and materials that provide member associations and confederations with specific assistance on best practice in football. The ultimate aim is to support and develop stronger integrity structures – as well as long-term, sustainable education and prevention programmes and promotional initiatives – that safeguard the integrity of football.”To access the FIFA Integrity Officer Kit, including the FIFA Integrity e-Learning Tutorial and Practical Handbook for FIFA Member Associations, please visit legal.fifa.com or visit the following link (HERE).
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RICARDO ‘EL NIÑO’ SANDOVAL TO FIGHT RAYMOND ‘TORNADO’ TABUGON IN THE MAIN EVENT

Jan 17, 2020

RICARDO ‘EL NIÑO’ SANDOVAL TO FIGHT RAYMOND ‘TORNADO’ TABUGON IN THE MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY AND DAZN’S THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

OSCAR ‘EL JAGUAR’ NEGRETE TO FACE ALBERTO ‘IMPACTO’ MELIAN FOR THE VACANT WBA INTERNATIONAL BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE

THURSDAY FEB. 6 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINOTickets on Sale Now! INDIO, CALIF. (Jan. 15, 2020): Hard-hitting 115-pound prospect Ricard “El Niño” Sandoval (17-1, 12 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will take on Filipino contender Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (22-11-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round main event of Thursday Night Fights on Feb. 6 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. . The event will be streamed live on DAZNRingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Sandoval is a 20-year-old prospect who possess a very exciting style. In July 2019, Sandoval fought on a Golden Boy card for the first time by scoring a dominant stoppage win against Marco Sustaita to defend his WBC Youth Intercontinental Flyweight Title. Then, he returned in October to stop Gilberto Gonzalez in the fifth round. Now, Sandoval will look develop into a full-fledge contender against his toughest opponent to date. “2020 will be my year, and I will demonstrate why on February 6,” said Ricardo Sandoval. “I know that Raymond Tabugon is very strong, but I’m coming with a strong desire to win and get closer to a world title opportunity. I’m going to deliver a great show for all the fans, and I’ll work very hard to walk away with my hand in victory.” Tabugon is a 28-year-old veteran who has faced former world champions Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, Luis “Pantera” Nery and Angel “Tito” Acosta. Now, he’ll look to use his experience to hand Sandoval the second loss of his career and position himself for more opportunities. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring on February 6,” said Raymond Tabugon. “I had a small setback in my last fight, but I’m working hard to return better than ever. I want to thank Golden Boy and Sanman Promotions for the opportunity, and I promise to bring lots of action!” Also, former heavyweight champion Michael “Double M” Moorer will be the special VIP guest for this event. Moorer 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, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) of Tierralta, Colombia and Alberto “Impacto” Melian (6-1, 4 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina will meet in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBA International Bantamweight Title. This matchup is sure to produce fireworks as it will feature two contenders who have unfinished business that started when Negrete defeated Melian at the 2010 South American Games. Standout flyweight prospect Sulem Urbina (11-0, 2 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona will fight in a six-round clash. Leonardo “Leon” Baez (17-2, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico will return in a 10-round super bantamweight battle. Anthony Reyes (7-0, 5 KOs) of Coachella, Calif. will participate in a six-round super bantamweight fight in front of a hometown crowd. Oscar Acevedo (6-0) of Garden City, Kansas will return in a six-round lightweight clash. Sandoval vs. Tabugon is a 10-round super flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The fight will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be streamed live on DAZNRingTV.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 Pluto TV’s FIGHT Channel and regional sports networks around the nation. To see when and where the series is available in your area click here. Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $25. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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