Sugar Ray Leonard & Thomas Hearns to Host Seven-fight Night of Boxing at Pechanga Resort Casino – Friday, June 2

Jonathan Lopez, Adelaida Ruiz, Fernando Vargas Jr. And Mario Ramos to Appear in Separate Bouts Presented by Marv Nation in Association With Ringside Ticket, Inc.

TEMECULA, Calif. (May 16, 2023) — Boxing fans should mark their calendars for Friday, June 2 and get ready for a night of seven electrifying fights inside the ring at Pechanga Resort Casino. MarvNation Promotions in association with Ringside Ticket Inc.  present a very special night of professional boxing, “An Evening of Fights with Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns.” The hall of fame boxers act as the honorary fight card hosts and will be meeting with guests attending the event.

The glove to glove action gets underway at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. inside the Pechanga Summit Events Center. Tickets are on sale and start at $29. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (877) 711-2946.

The seven-fight card features San Diego’s own Mario “Matador” Ramos (10-0, 8 KOs) in six super welterweight rounds against Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s also undefeated Alexander Centeno (8-0, 6 KOs).

A trio of undefeated, California-based fighters also take to the ring. Women’s WBC Interim World Super Flyweight Champion Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz (13-0-1, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles will face Mexico City’s Lucia Hernandez Nunez (6-7) in a 10-round super flyweight non-title matchup; while the son of another legend, Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas Jr. (8-0, 8 KOs) of Oxnard, California, challenges Jesus Cruz Silva (6-2, 1 KO) of Monterey, Mexico.

Orlando, Florida’s undefeated Jonathan Lopez (10-0, 7 KOs) takes on Mexicali, Mexico’s Eduardo Baez (21-4-2, 7 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight battle.

Three more undercard bouts are also scheduled.

The all-time-greats Leonard and Hearns first met in “The Showdown” September 16, 1981. This became a super fight for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring welterweight titles. Leonard won by TKO 14. The classic fight would go on to win Ring Magazine’s 1981 Fight of the Year. The pair met in the ring again in 1989, this time ending in a controversial draw.

“This really is a very special night of boxing where fans can see great fights and two living legends of the sweet science,” said Ringside Ticket Inc. President Patrick Ortiz. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Sugar Ray Leonard for 25 years and Thomas Hearns for about 15. There is nothing more exciting than meeting two of the greatest fighters, pound-for-pound, in the history of boxing. I’m still in awe every time I meet them. Fans should not miss out on this rare occasion to see great fights and these Hall of Fame fighters together one more time.”

About Pechanga Resort Casino

Pechanga Resort Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Voted the best casino resort in the west by the readers of USA Today and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering 5,500 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 1,100 hotel rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Indians. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or visit Follow Pechanga Resort Casino on FacebookInstagram and on Twitter @PechangaCasino.