Fallon Fights about to begin

The 10th annual Fallon Fights is right around the corner.

The fights kick off Saturday in the main arena of the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds’ gates open at 6 p.m. and the first fight begins at 7 p.m.

Last year’s event had seven bouts. The organizers hope to have at least as many this year, but could not confirm how many there would be.

The co-main event will be Gabe Flores, Jr. of Stockton, Calif. and the main event will be Reno’s Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez. Neither fighter had a confirmed opponent at the time of writing.

General admission costs $20 pre-ordered and $25 at the gate; military personnel cost $15. Arena floor seats cost $30 preordered, $35 at the gate and $25 for military.

This marks the 120th year of boxing in Nevada. Bouts were originally held in mining camps or out front of a casino in Gardnerville. In 2008, the first Fallon Fights was held and, in 2014, it transitioned to professional boxing.

This year there will be no broadcast of the fights.


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