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July 15: Arnold Barboza Jr.-Danielito Zorrilla and Olympic Silver Medal Stars Keyshawn Davis & Richard Torrez Jr. Confirmed for ESPN-Televised Tripleheader at Pechanga Resort Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. (May 26, 2022) — Southern California 140-pound standout Arnold Barboza Jr. wanted the most event spotlight. He’ll get his opportunity to shine when he takes on Puerto Rican contender Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla during a 10-round pugilist showdown Friday, July 15, at the Pechanga Summit at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.
Tokyo 2020 U.S. Olympic silver medalists Keyshawn Davis and Richard Torrez Jr. will return on the cardboard, with Davis battling Jair “Kaiser” Valtierra within the eight-round lightweight co-feature. Torrez will open the televised broadcast in an exceedingly six-round heavyweight special attraction versus Roberto Zavala Jr.
Barboza-Zorrilla, Davis-Valtierra and Torrez-Zavala are broadcast carry on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Ringside Ticket Inc., tickets starting at $29 are on sale now and might be purchased at Pechanga.com.

Barboza (26-0, 10 KOs), from South El Monte, California, may be a nine-year pro who is closing in on a world title shot following a series of headline-grabbing victories. In April 2019, he knocked out former world champion Mike Alvarado in three rounds, a convincing l. a. homecoming that solidified him as a top contender. Barboza has won five bouts since, securing one-sided verdicts over Ricky Sismundo, William Silva, Tony Luis, Alex Saucedo, and Antonio Moran. He comes back following an 11-month layoff, the second-longest of his career. Ranked No. 8 by the WBO and No. 11 by the WBC, Barboza hopes a dominating convert his unbeaten foe will earn him that long-awaited title opportunity.

“I’ve been anticipating this for an extended time. This fight will put the opposite fighters at 140 pounds on notice. We’re visiting take full advantage of it,” Barboza said. “Zorrilla is undefeated, ranked, and coming off a good win. We’re visiting make an announcement on July 15. i need a world title shot soon, and I’m visiting keep pushing forward and fighting whoever they put before of me.”

Zorrilla (16-0, 12 KOs) could be a native of a Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, who had quite 100 victories before turning pro with a second-round knockout in November 2016. The 28-year-old, ranked No. 10 by the WBO at 140 pounds, has diced through his opposition within the paid ranks with 11 knockouts in three rounds or less. He went 2-0 in 2021, edging past Ruslan Madiyev in March and knocking out former interim world champion Pablo Cesar Cano in two rounds in September. A renaissance man who has an degree in banking and cuts hair out of his home-based barbershop, Zorrilla can cut past the road of contenders with a victory over Barboza.

“I am extremely grateful for this chance, and i want to thank Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank,” Zorrilla said. “We are looking ahead to a chance of this magnitude. Arnold Barboza Jr. may be a quality opponent, and I’ve always wanted an at-bat against a top contender. i’m working very hard, and that i are going to be at one hundred pc on July 15 to continue my journey to a pugilist world championship.”

ESPN telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

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TEMECULA, Calif. (May 26, 2022) — Southern California 140-pound standout Arnold Barboza Jr. wanted the foremost event spotlight. He’ll get his opportunity to shine when he takes on American contender Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla during a 10-round pugilist showdown Friday, July 15, at the Pechanga Summit at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.

Tokyo 2020 U.S. Olympic silver medalists Keyshawn Davis and Richard Torrez Jr. will return on the cardboard, with Davis battling Jair “Kaiser” Valtierra within the eight-round lightweight co-feature. Torrez will open the televised broadcast in an exceedingly six-round heavyweight special attraction versus Roberto Zavala Jr.

Barboza-Zorrilla, Davis-Valtierra and Torrez-Zavala are broadcast continue ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Ringside Ticket Inc., tickets starting at $29 are on sale now and may well be purchased at Pechanga.com.

Barboza (26-0, 10 KOs), from South El Monte, California, could also be a nine-year pro who is closing in on a world title shot following a series of headline-grabbing victories. In April 2019, he knocked out former world champion Mike Alvarado in three rounds, a convincing l. a. homecoming that solidified him as a top contender. Barboza has won five bouts since, securing one-sided verdicts over Ricky Sismundo, William Silva, Tony Luis, Alex Saucedo, and Antonio Moran. He comes back following an 11-month layoff, the second-longest of his career. Ranked No. 8 by the WBO and No. 11 by the WBC, Barboza hopes a dominating convert his unbeaten foe will earn him that long-awaited title opportunity.

“I’ve been anticipating this for an extended time. This fight will put the alternative fighters at 140 pounds on notice. We’re visiting take full advantage of it,” Barboza said. “Zorrilla is undefeated, ranked, and coming off an honest win. We’re visiting make an announcement on July 15. i want a world title shot soon, and I’m visiting keep pushing forward and fighting whoever they put before of me.”

Zorrilla (16-0, 12 KOs) can be a native of a Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, who had quite 100 victories before turning pro with a second-round knockout in November 2016. The 28-year-old, ranked No. 10 by the WBO at 140 pounds, has diced through his opposition within the paid ranks with 11 knockouts in three rounds or less. He went 2-0 in 2021, edging past Ruslan Madiyev in March and knocking out former interim world champion Pablo Cesar Cano in two rounds in September. A renaissance man who has an degree in banking and cuts hair out of his home-based barbershop, Zorrilla can cut past the road of contenders with a victory over Barboza.

“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, which i would like to thank Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank,” Zorrilla said. “We are looking ahead to an opportunity of this magnitude. Arnold Barboza Jr. is also a high quality opponent, and I’ve always wanted an at-bat against a top contender. i’m working very hard, which i are visiting be at 100 pc on July 15 to continue my journey to a pugilist world championship.”

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