Maximiliano Becerra Headlines May 20 in Palm Springs

Also seeing action will be undefeated lightweight prospect Eric Altamirano and Daniel Andujo.

Maximiliano Becerra will headline a big night of boxing when he takes on Ricardo Maldonado in the 8-round main event on Saturday, May 20th at the Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs, California.

The Palm Springs Boxing Gala, 2nd Edition is promoted by Liveco Boxing.

Becerra of Santa Ana, California has a record of 11-2-2 with 7 knockouts.

The 29 year-old is a 9-year professional, who was undefeated in his first eight bouts. Becerra has won three straight, which includes his last outing when he won a 6-round unanimous decision over Hugo Padilla on February 11th in at The Renaissance Hotel.

I’ve proven my resilience,” Becerra said. “Now I plan to take command and end my opponent early.”

Maldonado of Arlington, Washington has a record of 7-6-1 with 1 knockout.

Maldonado is a 4-year professional, who has faced top competition. Maldonado is no stranger to tough competition, as his 14 opponents have a combined record of 65-13-1, which includes 5 undefeated foes.

One of those unblemished opponents, Jamie Ocegueda was stopped in 6 rounds by Maldonado in his last bout, which took place on January 21st in Montebello, California. That fight avenged a controversial split-decision defeat by Maldonado.

In the 6-round co-feature, undefeated lightweight Eric Altamirano will take part in a bout scheduled for 6-rounds.

Altamirano, who hails from the Bay Area, has a record of 9-0 with 6 knockouts. The 23 year-old Altamirano is a 3 year-professional and will be making his 2nd start of 2017.

Altamirano’s opponent will be named shortly.

Crowd pleasing super flyweight Daniel Andujo will be in action in a bout scheduled for four-rounds.

Andujo of San Diego, California has faced two consecutive undefeated opponents. He fought a toe-to-toe battle with Saul Sanchez, only to come up just on the short end of a 6-round decision. In his last bout, Andujo won a 4-round unanimous decision over Elwin Soto (2-0) on February 11th at the Renaissance Hotel. Andujo’s opponent will be announced shortly.

A full card of exciting action will be announced soon.

Denis Benoit, CEO of Liveco Boxing, says he is looking forward to another stellar display of guts and talent. “We were thrilled with the tenacity and the skill our boxers showed us last month,” he says. “This next card at The Renaissance looks to be even more exciting than the first.”

Palm Springs Boxing Gala Adds New Headliner

Undefeated Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera Brings Big Punch to Boxing Gala.

Tijuana native Rafael Rivera (23-0-2, 15 KO’s) is bringing his undefeated record and huge stopping power to the Palm Springs Boxing Gala on February 11th.

The featherweight, known as “Big Bang” for his aggressive ring style and his penchant for superheroes, will be featured in Liveco Boxing’s main event bout on February 11th at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

Due to a Tony Luis illness, the original headlining bout between “Lightning” Luis and Oscar Bravo has been postponed with a possible date for Canada.

Rivera loves comic heroes and wears a Green Lantern costume into the ring before his fights. The superhero fan defeated Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. in a thriller in Florida and has continued decimating opponents since. He will face hard-charging Mexican powerhouse Giovanni “El Ruso” Caro in an 8-round “All Mexican Brawl”.

The February 11th Palm Springs Boxing Gala undercard will feature exciting California and Bay-area boxers including Eric “El Gallo de Oro” Altamirano, Max “The General” Becerra and David “Left Hook” Lopez. Additional fighters, Ireland’s “Lethal” Larry Fryers and New York’s Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux, will be making their west coast debut on the undercard as well.

Tickets for the event highlighting some of California’s finest boxing talent are going fast. The fight is set in an intimate ballroom inside the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel where boxing fans will be able to enjoy meal packages and a night-on-the-town experience.

Prices will range from single seating to table arrangements and can be purchased at The event starts at 8 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on February 11th. A variety of meal and snack packages are included based on ticket level as well as a cash bar. All ticket holders must be 21+ older to attend.

Liveco Boxing Announces Feb 11 Event In Palm Springs

California Promoter Schedules an Eight-Bout Event Delivered in a High-End, Intimate Setting.

Tony “Lightning” Luis is poised to make his mark on the world stage with only Chilean powerhouse Oscar Bravo (23-6, 10 KO’s) standing in his way. In Liveco Boxing’s first event of the year, “Lightning” Luis will get his chance to continue his winning streak at the Palm Springs Boxing Gala on February 11 in Palm Springs, CA.

Luis (22-3, 7 KO’s) will headline an evening of eight professional bouts in the elegant and intimate Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. Luis has been spectacular in victory, dominating opponents since a disputed decision loss against Derry Matthews for the WBA lightweight interim title in the UK. Luis is looking to cement his place as a contender on the world-wide stage against Bravo in what promises to be a slugfest.

In this must-win fight, Luis will be showcasing his speed and boxing ability against “La Maquina”, a seasoned veteran who has only lost to the best and who went toe-to-toe with rising superstar Felix Verdejo in 2014. Luis is itching to prove he can do what Bravo couldn’t do: stop Verdejo. But first, he must show the world that he can get past the rugged Bravo in the cozy confines of the Coachella Valley setting.

“Liveco is excited about bringing such a high-quality boxing event to Palm Springs,” says Liveco Boxing CEO Denis Benoit. “Our boxers get the opportunity to showcase their skills in strategic matches while providing an evening of sports and entertainment to the local market. These fighters are the next generation of champions and the public gets to witness their talent in the ring in an exciting and unique venue.”

In other bouts, fans will be treated to rising stars Eric “El Gallo de Oro” Altamirano, Larry Fryers, Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux, Maximiliano “The General” Becerra, Marco Magdaleno, Jesus Ibarra Sanchez and David “Left Hook” Lopez.

With only three bouts behind him, the young welterweight Lopez has dazzled crowds with his left hook, plowing through all three opponents he’s faced; two by knockout. Lopez, a Pomona, CA welterweight, brings devastating stopping power inside the ropes and sees no reason he won’t continue mowing down the competition.

Altamirano (8-0 6 KO’s) will look to keep his record sparkling as the Fresno native seeks to add a seventh crushing knockout in his brief lightweight career. The rugged and relentless “El Gallo” destroys opponents in the ring, never relenting and never letting them breathe says his manager Gary Sullenger. “I just want to go forward,” Altamirano says. “I just want to take people out of the ring.”

Hayward, CA native Maximiliano “The General” Becerra, who has never wanted anything else other than to be world champ, will bring his passion and toughness inside the ropes for the first time in Palm Springs. Becerra (10-2, 7 KO’s) who was signed by Liveco in January, says “I’ve always been by myself. Now that I’ve got a team behind me, I’m ready to show the world what I can do.”

New York native Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux and Ireland’s Larry Fryers will bring their promising careers into Palm Springs for the first time as well. Young and dangerous, Fryers and Robidoux are guided by boxing legend Bob Miller, and are poised to raise their gloves again at the Palm Springs Boxing Gala. Splitting time training in Mike Tyson’s old gym and under the guidance of Jorge Luis, they add further international flavor to the evening. Both fighters stand hungry for more action after notching impressive debut wins.

Staged in a unique hotel ballroom setting at the Renaissance Hotel, tables will be arranged banquet-style for the event. Seating at 32 dinner-style tables will be offered, along with 300 single seats surrounding the ring. The Palm Springs Boxing Gala offers casual dining packages, creating the ultimate night-on-the-town experience. There will not be a bad seat in the house to catch the action.

Ticket prices will range from single seating to table arrangements and can be purchased online at The event starts at 8 pm and doors will open at 6:30 pm on February 11th. A variety of meal and snack packages are included based on ticket level as well as a cash bar. All ticket holders must be 21+ older to attend.

The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel is located at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains in Coachella Valley.