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Santa Cruz, Khan part of Golden Boy's Dec. 15 Fanfest
Former titleholder Amir Khan's bout against Carlos Molina will be part of Golden Boy's Fanfest on Dec. 15 at the Los Angeles Arena.
NEW YORK -- A Dec. 15 event to include IBF bantamweight title defense by Leo Santa Cruz against Alberto Guevara in the main event of a CBS-televised show, former IBF and WBA junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan facing unbeaten Carlos Molina, as well as an extravagant gift-basket filled with boxing presents for area fight fans will be take place at the Los Angeles Sport Arena, Golden Boy announced on Friday.
The Fanfest will begin with free tickets to Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 knockouts) against Guevara (16-0, 6 KOs), a CBS broadcast which will also debut 2012 U.S. Olympic team member and junior featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. against an opponent to be determined.
On Showtime, heavyweight Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (25-0, 25 KOs) will face Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KOs), and former Khan (26-3, 18 KOs) will be matched against Molina (17-0-1, 7 KOs) -- not to be confused with another Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs), THE RING's No. 6-rated junior middleweight.
Also on the Showtime card will be junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo (21-2, 18 KOs) against Mexico's Jorge Silva (19-2-2, 15 KOs).
Angulo's 56-second knockout of Raul Casarez earlier this month was his comeback fight after being stopped for the first time in his career in an exciting, sixth-round knockout loss to James Kirkland in November.
The fanfest will run from about 3-to-5 p.m., and will include music, a Corona beer garden, autograph sessions with some of boxing's biggest stars, games, boxing memorabilia, food, and a visit from Santa Claus and more.
The event will take place at the L.A. Arena, allowing fans to attend the free afternoon session of boxing and then easily return later that evening to watch the evening's fights.
De La Hoya will distribute the donated toys, as well as 2,500 toys purchased by the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, to pre-selected underprivileged families from three Green Dot Public Schools.
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
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