Fight is on at Harrah’s |

Fight is on at Harrah’s

Former Chicago Cubs minor league pitcher Adrian Sanchez has switched gloves to further his professional athletic career and will fight on the July 6 card at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

Sanchez (10-1 with seven knockouts) has drawn the difficult task of opposing Carlos Bojorquez (15-2-5, 11 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout in the card’s semi-main event. The brawling Bojorquez ended the illustruous fight career of six-time champion Pernell Whitaker when the fight was stopped after four rounds when “Sweet Pea” separated a shoulder on April 27 at Caesars Tahoe. Whitaker retired the next day.

The six-fight card is headlined by a bout between undefeated lightweight Efren Hinojosa (22-0-0, 16 KOs) of Mexico City and veteran Ivan Robinson (30-5-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia.

A couple of lightweights will stir some local interest in a preliminary bout between Simon Ruvalcaba of South Lake Tahoe and Justo Almazan of Mexico. The fight is a rematch of the June 22 bout that Almazan won by majority decision.

Also, two Sacramento area fighters will return to fight in Stateline for the second time in nine weeks. Unbeaten Eric Regan of Roseville, Calif., brings a 13-0 record into his middleweight bout. Regan scored his 11th pro knockout victory last weekend. Joining Regan on the card is 6-0 Michael Sims, who also won by knockout in his most-recent bout.

Opponents for Regan and Sims are yet to be determined.

Premium seats are $75 apiece, with remaining tickets selling for $35.

For ticket information, phone 1-800-HARRAHS.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the first bout set for 6 p.m.

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