The Golden Boy Live! series will bring an action-packed televised co-featured fight on Thursday, June 5 from The House of Blues in Boston, Mass. as rising heavyweight star Alexis Santos of Lawrence, Mass. gets his first title shot against powerhouse Daniel Martz of Clarksburg, WV. in an eight round battle for the vacant NABF Junior Heavyweight Title which will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
“I know how important this fight is for my career,” explains Santos from his Lawrence home after a grueling workout with coach Sean Farley. “This is a co-feature on national TV against the best opponent I have ever faced. Plus, every real champ since the sixties has had the green WBC Belt; Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, the Klitschko’s, they’ve all been WBC champs. This is the title I want to bring back to Massachusetts!”
In the previously announced televised main event, fans will see what is sure to be a barn-burner with undefeated Emmanuel Gonzalez (14-0, 7 KOs) from The Bronx stepping up against Philly’s tough Tevin Farmer (15-4-1, 3 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight bout. Opening the televised portion of the card will be Ireland’s Jamie Kavanagh returning to make his second appearance in Boston against veteran lightweight Michael Clark in an 8-round lightweight showdown.
In addition to an exciting co-feature event, the stacked eight-bout card features several local fighters as well as up-and-coming stars. This is the second Fox Sports 1 show Golden Boy Promotions has co-promoted in Boston, working with Dropkick Murphys front man Ken Casey, who’s been in the boxing scene for four years now since signing welterweight contender Danny O’Connor.