The rebranded (fka Conquistador) tournament brings in 78-players competing for a $1.7 million purse with $255,000 and 255 Charles Schwab Cup points for the winner. The no-cut format includes three days of competition (Friday-Sunday) with players participating in pro-am events on Wednesday and Thursday. Tournament proceeds benefit youth athletic programs in Southern Arizona.
Omni Tucson Resort | 2727 W Club Dr | 10am
Main Event will be Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz vs Mexico’s Cesar Vazquez for 10 rounds. Diaz (41-4, 20 KO’s), from Houston, Texas, who has been crowned in multiple occasions as lightweight king, hopes to continue his steady pace towards the opportunity to fight for a world title once again when he battles against Mexico’s’Cesar Vazquez (27-3, 16 KO’s) – a former world title challenger – in a ten-round bout on the main event of the card that will be televised from coast to coast in the United States by UniMás.
“I have been itching to get back into the ring. I am very happy and excited to be part of another Top Rank event. After my last fight in Houston, I felt great and I am looking forward to the next bout scheduled in Tucson at the Casino Del Sol and to be with Arizona boxing fans. With a win in Tucson I am one step closer to the ultimate goal which is obtaining a fifth world title,” said Diaz.
In the fight that will start the UniMás broadcast, unbeaten Phoenix contender, Trevor McCumby (22-0, 17 KO’s) will risk his undefeated record against Puerto Rico’sManny Siaca (25-8, 20 KO’s) in an eight-round bout on the Light Heavyweight division.
Diaz vs. Vazquez / McCumby vs. Siaca will be televised on August 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on ‘Solo Boxeo UniMás’.
Also, 2012 Olympic gold medalist and undefeated Russian prospect, Egor Mekhontsev (11-0, 7 KO’s), will also see action on the August 6 card. Mekhontsev will face Alexander Johnson (16-4, 7 KO’s) in an 8-round light heavyweight rumble. -via Top Rank
Watch some of the most talented skaters in the world compete for women’s flat track roller derby’s highest honor in the 2015 International WFTDA D1 Playoffs in Tucson, Arizona. Visit http://wftda.com/tucson for all the Playoffs information you need, whether you plan to attend in person or watch live on WFTDA.tv. TCC | 260 S Church | Schedule
El Paso Roller Derby is crossing state lines to play TRD’s own Furious Truckstop Waitresses (better known as FTW) and Bandoleras. First round: FTW takes the track against El Paso Roller Derby’s Texas Pistols. but don’t leave those seats…the Bandoleras, featuring TRD’s newest skaters, battle El Paso’s Whip-Hers. TRD’s Featured charity for August is Youth On Their Own. Tucson Indoor Sports Center | 1065 W. Grant Rd | 6pm
Friday March 20th
THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA
John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and crew, battle it out here in the old pueblo before next weeks Wrestlemania 31 event. Tucson Convention Center | 260 S Church | 7:30 pm
FC Tucson will host the 2015 Desert Friendlies at Kino Sports Complex. Sporting Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo will compete in matches that span January 31st to February 12th which will lead up to the 2015 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015 (Double Header)
Match 1: San Jose Earthquakes v. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 5:00 p.m., Kino North Stadium
Match 2: Portland Timbers v. Houston Dynamo, 7:00 p.m., Kino North Stadium
UofA Ice Hockey returns for another 7 home games at the TCC this month. Join the Wildcats as they take on University of Oklahoma Sooners, the University of Utah Swoops, and the Stony Brook University Sea Wolves.