Superwelterweight John "The Phenom" Vera ( 17-0, 10 KO's ) from Fort Worth, Texas is ready to step into the ring at the famous Gilley's in Dallas, Texas on the main event against Sunday Ajuwah (13-2, 10 KO's) from Nigeria in a scheduled eight round fight.
The southpaw Vera puts his undefeated record on the line against the tough Ajuwah, to continue his march to an eventual title shot down the road.
Vera has been consistent with his fights and since 2014, and he has stepped into the circled square on a pace of four fights a year, and this being his third fight in 2017.
In addition to his southpaw stance, Vera brings a consistent jab and power in his right hand, culminating in ten knockouts in his career so far.
He has defended his WBA-NABA Super Welterweight title three times and continues to win time after time. The same is expected from this welterweight on Friday night by world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions at the famous Gilley's in the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas.
This fight is also brought to Dallas, Texas, by businessman Keith Veltre, and the bouts will be telecast on the television network beIN Sports, which will also carry future Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions bouts through 2018.
Also on the card as the Co-Main Event is Adrian Taylor (4-0, 3 KO's) from Mesquite, Texas against Ronald Mixon (8-1, 7 KO's) of Los Angeles, in a scheduled eight round battle.
The undercard includes a great lineup of local fighters which should get the crowd ready for the main event featuring undefeated John Vera.
Jose Rivera (5-0, 3 KO's), Dallas, Texas v. Alberto Navarro (3-15) from Laredo, Texas.
Ivan Dychko (2-0, 2 KO's) from the Kazakhstan v. Aubur Wright (2-1, 1 KO) from West Palm Beach, Florida.
Edward Vasquez (2-1, 1 KO) from Fort Worth, Texas v. Thomas Smith (3-5, 2 KO's) from Dallas, Texas.
Gabriel Flores Jr. (3-0, 2 KO's) from Stockton, California v. Donnie Reeves (1-0, 1 KO) of Hanibal, Missouri.
Where: Gilley's, 1135 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215, (214) 421-2021.
Doors Open: 6 p.m., with opening fight scheduled at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $100.00 VIP ringside, $75 ringside, $45.00 and $30 general admission, are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.
All fights will be televised live on beIN SPORTS and will start at 8 p.m CT p.m. CT / 10 p.m ET)
OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN EVENT - SUPER WELTERWEIGHT John "THE PHENOM" Vera (17-0-0, 10KO - 155.8 lbs. vs. Sunday "Golden Child" Ajuwa (15-2-0, 12KO) - 156.4 lbs. CO-FEATURE - LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Adrian "Montu-RA" Taylor (4-0-0, 3KO), Dallas, TX - 176.8 lbs. vs. Ronald "Showtime" Mixon (8-1-0, 7KO) Los Angeles, CA - 177.6 lbs. OPENING T.V. BOUT - HEAVYWEIGHT Ivan Dychko (2-0-0, 2KO) Kazakhstan - 246.2 lbs. vs. Aubur Wright (2-1-0, 1KO) West Palm Beach, FL - 272.8 lbs. SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT Jose Rivera (5-0-0, 3KO) Houston, TX, WEIGHT - TBD vs. Alberto Navarro (3-15-0) Laredo, TX - 136.2 lbs. SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT Edward Vasquez (2-0-0, 1KO), Fort Worth, TX - 128.2 lbs. vs. Thomas Smith (3-5-0, 2KO), Dallas, TX - 129.6 lbs. LIGHTWEIGHT Gabriel Flores Jr. (3-0-0, 2KO), Stockton, CA - 130.6 lbs. vs. Donnie Reeves (1-0-0, 1KO), Hanibal, MO - 128.4 lbs.