(PRESS RELEASE) -- Local boxing fans were looking forward to the
return of Shawn Estrada and mixed martial arts fans were looking
forward to the Palace Fighting Championship debut of Bobby
For now people will have to wait, as both will miss their Tachi
Palace Hotel and Casino debuts due to injury.
Junction City, Kan.’s Lashley (1-0) was scheduled to headline the
show in a heavyweight bout against Tacoma, Wash.’s Scott Hayes
(4-0) on Friday at the Palace. Hayes will stay on and fight Santa
Rosa, Calif.’s Rick Cheek
Meanwhile, Estrada, who is a 2008 U.S. Olympic Team member from the
neighboring city of Hanford, Calif., is scheduled to make his
Palace debut later this year. The young middleweight is 2-0.
Goossen Tutor promotions and the Palace will host a night of
championship boxing, which features Olympic Gold Medalist and
current NABO Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward (17-0) of
Oakland, Calif. in a 12-round title bout against Capitol Heights,
The main card of the boxing show will be part of ShoBox and can be
seen live on Showtime and also feature a bout between Covina,
Calif. lightweight John Molina (14-0) vs. Washington, D.C.’s Joshua
Also in action on the boxing portion of the 17-bout show is an
8-round heavyweight bout featuring Wasco, Calif.’s Manuel
Quezada (25-4) and Puyallup, Wash.’s Eric Boose (14-3-1).
Arguably the best women’s boxer in the world, Watsonville, Calif.’s
Carina Moreno (20-1) will take on Las Vegas, Nev.’s Sharon Gaines
(11-11-1) in an 8-round flyweight bout.
Highlighting the MMA action is a women’s lightweight bout between
American Gladiator’s “Steel”, as Chicago, Ill.’s Erin
Toughill (8-2-1) takes on Milwaukee, Wis.’s Karen