By Ricardo Ibarra
On Saturday July 8th at the EdenVale Winery in Medford, Oregon, three pro boxing match-ups will be featured on a mixed combat sports show, presented by regional MMA organization Rogue Promotions. The boxing ring and the MMA cage will be set up side-by-side for the event, with a number of pro and amateur boxing, MMA, and submission contests scheduled throughout the day.
Highlighting the boxing portion of the card will be Medford’s own Enrique “Ricky” Gallegos (7-5-1, 2 KOs) squaring off with Shawn “The Hurricane” Hardwood, of Humboldt, California, in a four round middleweight fight. Gallegos, a popular local fighter, will look to add his second win of the year in front of his hometown fans. He last stepped into the ring in May, knocking out Josh Solis in the first round of what up to that point had been an entertaining slugfest. Hardwood, who has a record of 3-2-1 as an MMA fighter, will be making his pro boxing debut.
In the other two pro bouts, Medford’s Troy Wohosky (1-2, 1 KO) will make his comeback to the ring after a four year hiatus from the sport, taking on Brennon Crow, who is making his pro debut, in a four round welterweight bout; and in a light heavyweight contest, Abraham Martin will take on Joshua Lagrange. Both Martin and Lagrange are fighting their first pro fight in a boxing ring.
Fifteen amateur boxing bouts will take place during a day session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with several submission matches also scheduled during this time.
Doors will reopen at 5:30 p.m. for the pro boxing and pro/am MMA portion of the card with the first fight to set to start at 7 p.m. Tickets to ‘Arena Wars: TOTAL KOMBAT’ can be purchased locally at International Fitness, Wild River Pizza, Sky High, and Tribal Vape. 10 seat VIP tables are available and can be purchased through the promoter. For more info visit Rogue Promotions 541 on Facebook.