Iron Boy Promotions announced yesterday that they will be streaming it’s boxing show live, and for free at www.ironboyboxing.com on Saturday, Feb. 28. The event will take place at the historic Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.
The main event will feature a ten round heavyweight bout between NABO Heavyweight Champion “Prince” Charles Martin (19-0, 17 KOs) and Raphael Zumbano Love (35-9-1, 28 KOs). Martin, who is ranked fifth in the world by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) will be staging his second title defense when he faces the Brazilian native.
The co-main event brings Valley favorite Victor “El Nino” Castro (13-0, 6 KOs) facing Mexico’s Ivan Zavala (6-8-2, 2 KOs). Under the direction of former world champion Israel “Magnifico” Vasquez, Victor Castro has greatly improved his skills and has become a complete boxer in the ring. He recently completed training camp in Los Angeles at Israel Vazquez’s Magnifico Boxing Gym. Castro is simply a beast in the ring, yet remains humble outside the ring.
Israel Vasquez also began training Iron Boy Promotions fighters Joey “Boxer” Ruelas (8-1-1, 3 KOs) and Daniel Garcia (1-0), who are both featured in separate bouts on Saturday’s card.
The card also includes another Valley favorite returning to the ring today, Francisco C. De Vaca (9-0, 4 KOs) will hope to add another win to his record. He faces Tijuana’s Saul Hernandez (6-5, 4 KOs), who went 3-0 in 2014. De Vaca has has been a crowd pleaser since his first fight. De Vaca also completed his training camp in Los Angeles, and will be joined in his corner by his long-time trainer Roberto Alcazar, who was the head trainer of Oscar De La Hoya.
Mega-manager Cameron Dunkin will showcase one of his elite fighters on the Iron Boy card. Albuqerque’s Brian Mendoza (3-0, 2 KOs) will make his third appearance on an Iron Boy Promotions card and is trained by Fidel Maldonado, Sr. Cameron Dunkin manages some big names in boxing, and is regarded as having a keen eye at spotting talent.
Also on the card, Arizona’s Jose Herrera will make his debut versus New Mexico’s Fernando Alvarez, who is also stepping into the ring as the first time as a professional.
Tickets for Iron Boy 19 are priced at $30, 50, 65 and 100 and are available at www.ironboyboxing.com, at any Clinica La Familia location, and at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office. Doors are at 4 p.m., and first bell is at 5 p.m. The IronBoy19 live stream will begin at 8 p.m. MST at www.ironboyboxing.com, and is offered at no cost to viewers.