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Southern California connections in Saturday's boxing card at Staples

September 25, 2009 |  1:00 pm


Chris Arreola of Riverside won't be the only Southern Californian fighting on the boxing card Saturday night at Staples Center. Of course, Arreola (27-0 with 24 knockouts) is fighting in the main event, the heavyweight title match against champion Vitali Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs).

That fight will probably kick off at about 8 p.m.

But before the main event, three other Southland boxers will enter the ring on the seven-bout card.

Heavyweight Javier Mora of Anaheim will fight Johnathon Banks; lightweight John Molina of Covina will fight Efren Hinojosa and featherweight Rico Ramos of Los Angeles will fight Kermin Guardia.

The fights start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $500 and available at and the Staples Center box office.

-- Mike James

Photo: Chris Arreola poses at a news conference in Las Vegas on April 9. Photo credit: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press.