Top Rank's new TV fight series starts with locals
Glendale's Vanes Martirosyan will headline the debut card in the new boxing series "Top Rank Live" on Fox Sports Net on Saturday.
The unbeaten U.S. Olympian (26-0, 17 KOs) will face his stiffest challenge yet in the card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, battling former world junior-middleweight champ Kassim Ouma (26-6, 18 KOs).
The fights will start at 8 p.m., though "Top Rank Live" will typically air monthly on FSN at 7 p.m. "Top Rank Live" can be seen three times per month on Fox Sports en Espanol, with at least one card originating from Mexico, according to the promoter.
Saturday's card will have a co-main event featuring unbeaten featherweight Mikey Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs), who'll fight Joksan Hernandez (17-1, 10 KOs). Garcia, a recent Ventura County police academy graduate, is trained by his brother and former world junior-lightweight champ Robert Garcia of Oxnard.
-- Lance Pugmire