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Rural Rumble fight card shapes up
by Tribune Staff
Aug 25, 2011 | 495 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FALLON — Rural Rumble 2011, set for Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, is filled with evenly matched battles that aim to bring exciting boxing action back to Fallon.

The card will be anchored by the highly anticipated return of northern Nevada favorite Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) battling tough veteran Anthony Bartinelli (20-14, 13 KOs) in a six-round middleweight bout.

After a sensational knockout win at last year’s Rural Rumble, fast rising super-featherweight star “Lightning” Lonnie Smith (14-2-2, 10 KOs) will take on the talented Arron “The Energizer” Robinson (6-2-2, 4 KOs).

Roger Romo (3-0-2), younger brother of former world champion Fernando Vargas and stablemate of middleweight king Sergio Martinez, has been added to Saturday’s card. Romo will be fighting Thomas Haines (5-7, 3 KOs) of Valejio, Calif., in a four-round super-middleweight bout.

Carlos Gaytan (2-0-1, 2 KOs) of Reno will face Gregorio Viramontes (0-0-1) of Stockton, Calif., in a four-round light-heavyweight bout.

Popular local amateur Oscar Vasquez will be making his professional debut against Vincente Medellin in a four round super-flyweight bout. Medellin is also making his debut.

Carey “Bubba” Dupree (0-1) from Reno will be looking to get his first win against Albert Avina (debut) of Stockton, Calif., in a four-round cruiserweight bout.

Donyil Livingston (5-0, 3 KOs) of Palmdale, Calif. was added to the card when his bout scheduled for the same night in San Jose, Calif., was cancelled. The popular middleweight will be fighting Roberto Yong (4-3, 3 KOs) from Phoenix, Ariz.

Fights begin at 7 p.m. The Churchill County Fairgrounds are located at 325 Sheckler Road. Tickets are available by calling 775-423-4556. Advance tickets cost $10 for children ages 6 to 17) and $12 for adults; at gate tickets cost $12for children and $15 adults; ringside tickets cost $50 and VIP tables cost $500. All bouts subject to change.
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