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 (4-3).
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, Md.’s Henry Buchanan (17-1).
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 Allotey (16-6).
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 Williams (3-1).
Las Vegas, Nev. flyweight Ulysses Gomez (2-1) will take on Sacramento, Calif. David Suarez (2-1).
Hanford, Calif. featherweight Chad Mendes (1-0) will tangle with Reno, Nev.’s Leland Gridley (3-4) and flyweights Williamston, Mich.’s Alexis Vila (3-0) takes on Sioux Falls, S.D.’s Ben Nguyen (10-2).
Tickets can be purchased at tickets.com or charge by phone 1-800-225-2277 and at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino gift shop.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and fights start at 5.