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Rio Rancho, NM (January 26, 2023) Triller Fight Club and Tapia Promotions in association with Athlon Entertainment present “Tapia Fight Night,” an outstanding evening of professional boxing on Friday, February 24 at the Rio Rancho Event Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and broadcast live globally on FITE+.

Featured on the card in separate fights will be some of the top championship prospects in boxing; former featherweight world title challenger Jason Sanchez (14-3, 8 KO’s), undefeated flyweight contender and Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez (9-0, 18 KOs), junior lightweight contender Jose Luis Castillo Jr, (24-3, 18 KOs), welterweight prospect Josh “Pitbull” Torres (24-7-2, 14 KOs), Abel Mendoza, (33-0 25 KO’s) and Jose “Guero” Sanchez (11-3-1, 4 KO’s) versus Sharif Rahman (7-0, 4 KO’s).

Tickets for “Tapia Fight Night” start at $30 and are now on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rio Rancho Events Center Box Office presented by Chalmers Ford. The Rio Rancho Event Center is located at 3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Doors will open on the night of the event at 5:00 p.m. with the undercard to begin at 6:00 p.m. (MST) and the main card broadcast at 8:00 p.m (MST). The main event will feature Albuquerque, New Mexico native and former featherweight world title challenger Jason Sanchez as he returns to the ring in his hometown to start his quest for another world title opportunity.
The co-main event will feature 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and undefeated flyweight contender Nico Hernandez. Nico is noted for unusually fast and aggressive boxing. Widely regarded as the best American boxer in the flyweight division since Michael Carbajal and Johnny Tapia.

Son of Mexican boxing icon Jose Luis Castillo, the hard-punching Luis Castillo Jr. has displayed his father’s heavy hands and warrior spirit since turning professional in 2013. The former professional soccer player with Buhos Unision F.C. in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico has knocked out his last nine opponents.

Josh “Pitbull” Torres will be returning to his hometown to continue his winning ways. This exciting welterweight and protegee of the late Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia continues his quest to become one of the top contenders in the division.

Abel Mendoza continues his quest for a world championship, sporting a perfect 33-0 record. Mendoza has been campaigning at both featherweight and super featherweight for much of his professional career and is ready to earn a shot at a world title in 2023.

Sharif Rahman the son of former world heavyweight champion, Hasim Rahman will also be in action against Jose “Guero” Sanchez, the brother of Jason Sanchez. These two junior middleweight prospects will put it all on the line in a quest to become a contender.

Also in special amateur attractions will be the “Sons of Legends” and next generation of boxing royalty as Nico Tapia (son of Johnny Tapia), Hasan Rahman (son of Hasim Rahman), and Geno Spadafora (son of Paul Spadafora) compete and hone their craft on the way to transitioning into the pro ranks.

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