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El Paso, TX — Professional and amateur boxing talent will participate in a special Memorial Day edition of Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes this Monday, May 26 in salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces at Fort Bliss' Stout Fitness Center in El Paso, Texas.
The evening is headlined by Nicaragua's Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado's WBC Silver Featherweight Title defense against perennial contender and Texas-native Rocky Juarez, and the co-main event will be top welterweight prospect KeAndre Gibson (9-0-1, 4 KOs), who faces Puerto Rico's John Nater (13-5, 10 KOs) in an eight-round fight plus in a battle for Texas Ryan "Cowboy" Karl will make his professional debut against Dallas' Wilbert Mitchell in a four-round welterweight swing bout.
Three members of the Army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) will be represented, with Two-Time National Champion Alexandra Love (51-8) of Monroe, WA facing the Bronx' Juliette Ladisa (13-5) in a four-round flyweight bout that opens the televised portion of the event. Also representing the WCAP will be National Golden Gloves winner Marquis Moore (60-15) of Temple Hills, MD, who takes on San Antonio's Lachi Allen (28-5) in a middleweight bout and number one-ranked light heavyweight Steven Nelson (38-4) of Omaha will meet Mesquite's Adrian Taylor (70-10). Both Moore-Allen and Nelson-Taylor are scheduled for three rounds.
Kicking off the event will be a four-round welterweight bout between unbeaten professionals Bryant Perrella (4-0, 3 KOs) of Fort Myers, FL and Benito Tovar (3-0-1, 3 KOs) of Milwaukee, WI. This night of appreciation for the troops will be free to members of the military, with no tickets being sold for the event.
Alvarado vs. Juarez is a 12-round bout for Alvarado's WBC Silver Featherweight Title that is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. MT and the first fight begins at 5:30 p.m. MT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. MT/6:00 p.m. PT.
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About U.S. Army Installation Fort Bliss:
One of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's (IMCOM) flag ship installations, Fort Bliss is comprised ofstate-of-the-art training areas, ranges, and facilities; led by adaptive,innovative, and warrior focused professionals concentrated on individual andunit readiness, leaders development, deployment, security, and thewell-being of Team Bliss. Team Bliss trains, sustains, mobilizes, anddeploys members of the joint team to conduct global, full spectrumoperations in support of the national military strategy, while providing forthe well-being of the regional military community.
About 1st Armored Division:
The 1st Armored Division- nicknamed "Old Ironsides"-is the only standing armored division of the U.S. Army, with its base of operations in Fort Bliss, Texas. It was the first armored division of the U.S. Army to see battle in World War II. The Division again answered the Nation's call to duty March 4, 2003 when it received orders to deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of the global war on terrorism. "Old Ironsides" began moving out April 15 in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The division and task force marked some major "firsts" during the 15-month long mission. For Soldiers of the 1st Armored Division, this was longest deployment of any division in Iraq. Task Force 1st Armored Division was the largest division-based task force in U.S. Army history.The task force secured some of Baghdad's roughest neighborhoods and brought stability to the city and its surrounding countryside. The Task Force's accomplishments included planning and executing Operations Iron Hammer, Iron Justice, Iron Grip, Longstreet, Iron Bullet, Iron Promise and Iron Sabre.
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