In the lead up to his NABO welterweight title defense, Alexis “Lex” Rocha (22-1, 14 KOs) and his opponent Anthony “Juice” Young (24-2, 8 KOs) hosted a press conference at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino ahead of their scheduled 12-round fight on Saturday, May 27.
Fighters from the DAZN undercard and the Golden Boy Fight Night: Rocha vs. Young Prelims, which are streamed live on YouTube, also participated.
In addition, the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation made a $30K donation to the Lee Espinoza Coachella Valley Boxing Club. The donation was accepted by club owner and legendary trainer Librado “Lee” Espinoza who has been recognized not only by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. for his work with boxers in the valley but has been inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame and the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
Doors to the Special Events Center will open at 4:00 p.m., the Golden Boy YouTube Channel stream begins at 4:00 p.m. PT/ 7:00 p.m. ET, and the DAZN broadcast begins at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.
ALEXIS “LEX” ROCHA: "I am not much of a trash talker either. My respects to him. Whatever his thoughts are, that's good for him. I am confident in my ability. I am confident in myself. You'll find out about who I am on Saturday night. I hope he brings this same kind of energy into the ring on Saturday."
ANTHONY “JUICE” YOUNG: "I looked at the odds again, and they're kind of disrespectful - they got me 8-1 underdog. The last time they did that, we shocked the world. I plan to do that again. I didn't come here to lose; I am not with the script. They built him up good: 22 wins, a couple of tough fights, one step-up fight didn't go too well. I am going to win on Saturday."