Golden Boy Promotions presents its first “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” event of 2012 with co-headlining fights featuring Ronny Rios (16-0, 7KOs) vs. Jeremy McLaurin (9-2, 5KOs) in the super featherweight division and Alejandro Perez (15-3-1, 10KOs) vs. Derrick Wilson (9-2-2, 3KOs) in the featherweight division. Both eight-round bouts will be aired on the TeleFutura broadcast at 11pm ET/PT.
The first of two main events will feature a 25-year-old fighter from Salinas, California who’s sure to have a hometown crowd cheering him on. Alejandro Perez began his professional career in 2004, and he’s fought nineteen bouts since. He’s gone 3-3 in his last six fights and is coming off a UD loss to Diego Magdaleno for a minor title. He also has a KO win over Antonio Escalante and a UD loss to Rico Ramos.
Across the ring from Perez will be Derrick Wilson, a 23-year-old fighter from Florida. In his last nine bouts he’s gone 5-2-2, and he’s coming off a TKO win over Mario Lacey where the fight was called in the first round due to the three knockdown rule. The fight before that, he recorded a loss to Javier Fortuna in which he suffered a knockout in the eighth and final round.
The second half of this doubleheader features two fighters native to California. Ronny Rios resides in Santa Ana, California and comes into this bout undefeated. Since 2009, Rios has fought as a super featherweight, but as an amateur he was the 2007 and 2008 United States Amateur Bantamweight Champion and the 2007 National Golden Gloves Bantamweight Champion. Rios is coming off a UD win over Roger Gonzalez who is now 27-5.
At thirty years old, Jeremy McLaurin is eight years his opponent’s senior but has five less fights on his record. Although he resides in Minnesota, McLaurin is an Anaheim native. This will be McLaurin’s first fight in his hometown. He has won two of his last four bouts, with one of those losses coming by TKO to Juan Gonzalez who is now 11-0. His last bout was a UD win over Gary Eyer who is now 8-2.
The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California will be hosting the Golden Boy Promotions event. Doors open at 6pm and the first bell rings at 7pm.