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.