Richmond Memorial Auditorium set for boxing night Saturday, April 8


Eleven confirmed bouts, with the headliner featuring local favorite Luis Garcia, are set for this weekend’s highly anticipated boxing night at Richmond Memorial Auditorium.

Doors for the Square Warriors Entertainment professional boxing event will open at 3 p.m., with the first bell ringing at 4 p.m.

A four-man Square Warriors junior welterweight tournament is the event’s main feature and will crown the promotion’s second champion.

Local favorite up-and-comer Garcia (6-1-1 5KOs), returning after his first career loss, will have a chance at redemption Saturday and at becoming the tournament champion. Since his first loss in his most recent bout, he has changed trainers and relocated his camp closer to Richmond, according to Square Vision Entertainment. He faces Julian “JuJu” Bautista (2-2-2 1KO) in the welterweight tournament’s first round.

The winner of the bout will face the winner of the battle between Jhonathan Zamduio (1-4-3) and Eddie Diaz (3-6-2 1KO), who is the boxer who handed Garcia his first defeat.

Also featured on the card is Lenard “The Cheetah” Davis IV (1-0-1) of Oakland taking on Mike Melikyan (1-2) in a junior welterweight bout.

Cesar Lomeli (1-0) will take on San Jose’s Chris Washington (pro debut) in a junior middleweight contest.

Richmond heavyweight Fernando Caro (1-0) will take on Stockton’s Kaz Barney (pro debut); Jasper “Smooth Jazz” McCargo (2-0 2KOs) of Oakland will face Stephen Austin (pro debut) in a light heavyweight bout; Jose Gomez (1-1 1KO) will make his pro debut against David Douglas.

The remainder of the card is as follows:

Richmond super flyweight Iris Contreras (pro debut) will face Shurretta Metcalf (1-1).

Super bantamweight Dalia Gomez (0-1) of Oakland will face Leesa Daniel (pro debut).

Jesus Sanchez (1-1 1KO) will face longtime Sacramento veteran Moris Rodriguez (5-8-1 3KOs).

Willie Shaw will return as well.

Tickets are available