World-class boxing returns to California's iconic StubHub Center on May 4, as undefeated knockout artist Ryan "The Flash" Garcia (14-0, 13 KOs) collides with veteran striker Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez (26-4-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-round barn-burner of a main event. Tickets can be purchased right here on AXS.
The 19-year-old Garcia is one of the top young prospects in the game today. A California native with a rich Mexican heritage, the highly-regarded youngster is out to prove the hype around him is justified. Let's be honest: He certainly looks like the real deal.
In his 14 pro starts, he has gone the distance just once. With 13 stoppages since 2016, Garcia's resume proves he has serious one-punch knockout power. As for Velez, the 30-year-old native of Puerto Rico is looking to extend his win-streak to four. He'll attempt to do so against one of the top-rated prospects in the sport.
On the undercard, Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (27-2, 19 KOs) returns to action against an opponent to be determined shortly. Once a top candidate to step in on short notice against Gennady Golovkin, O'Sullivan instead steps into the ring for a spotlight fight that could earn him a title shot at middleweight.
Welterweight star Alexis "Lex" Rocha (11-0, 8 KOs) and California super welterweight Ferdinand Kerobyan (8-0, 4 KOs) also are expected to appear on the card, against opponents to be named at a later date. The fights will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, beginning at 7:30 p.m. PST on May 4. ESPN3 will be streaming the card live, starting at 6 p.m. PST.