We may not be able to be there in person but we can be there in spirit. Streaming is the new normal, and with that Roadrunner Hockey and U of A Basketball dates are up on the calendar for this month. Little by little we’ll make our way back to the in person en masse roar of rooting for the home team. Also check the Roadrunner merch store for their sweet selection of jerseys.
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.
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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