Same opponent, different scenery. Super welterweight prospect Danny ‘El Chapulín’ Valdivia is on a mission to avenge the one and only loss of his career when he battles Vladimir Hernandez in a grudge rematch that will take place on Thursday, January 11, at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino. Valdivia (14-1, 10 KO’s), from Tulare, California, was stunned and suffered the first loss of his career when he faced Hernandez (9-2, 6 KO’s), from Denver, Colorado, back in June in the main event on a card at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.
“This fight against Vladimir Hernandez at Tachi Palace will show everyone who I really am,” said Valdivia. “In our first fight during the summer in Phoenix he took my shots well. I thought I won, but he got the decision.”
“I have worked so hard for this fight taking on left-handers in gyms throughout Southern California, including Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. This is an important fight. This is a fight that I must win,” added ‘El Chapulín’.
Valdivia and Hernandez will rumble once again in an eight round super welterweight fight.
Fighters from the Central Valley including: Quilisto Madera, Joe Louie Lopez, Isidro Ochoa and Bryan Lua will also be in action in this event. Other bouts will feature Angel Cordon from San Jose, Edgar Martinez from Palm Springs and Victor Morales from Stockton.
Five-time world champion Timothy Bradley will host a meet & greet with fight fans at 4 p.m. at Tachi Palace. ’The Desert Storm’ will give away signed copies of his new book ‘Hard to Heart’ to the first 30 fans that attend the meet & greet.
Presented by Top Rank, tickets to this event are available online at www.TachiPalace.com and at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and first fight will begin at 7 p.m.