The fight card is loaded for ProBox TV’s “Future Stars on Wednesdays,” when four young fighters, each yet to taste defeat, will each fight their toughest competition to date. Vansiclen, Valsaint, Lopez and Valle will each lay their unadulterated records on the line Wednesday, February 22 at the ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida, live on ProBoxTV.com and the ProBox app.
Doors Open at 6 pm, First Bell at the ProBox Events Center is at 7 pm and the live broadcast begins at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT.
The following are the fights that will be streamed live. Claudia Trejos, color commentator for ProBox TV, adds remarks.
10 Rounds Super Middleweights TV #4 (170lb)
Manuel “El Meno” Gallegos, 20-1, 16 KOs Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Richard Vansiclen, 13-0, 6 KOs, Seattle, Washington
Vansiclen made his ProBox TV debut on September 9, his most recent fight, and came away with a unanimous decision win against his toughest opponent to date, Hakim Lopez, who was unbeaten in thirteen fights. Gallegos will be fighting for the first time outside on Mexico. He had won his first seventeen pro fights prior to a unanimous decision setback in 2020, and has since won two.
6 Rounds Middleweights Future Stars TV
#3 Darelle Valsaint, 6-0, 5 KOs, 2020 Tokyo Olympian, Orlando, Florida
Lucas de Abreu, 14-2, 11 KOs, Former Brazilian Champion, Sau Paulo, Brazil
Valsaint made it to the quarter-final in the 2020 Olympic games and has become a ProBox TV staple, having fought three of his six professional fights on the platform. His last three fights have been against tough competition – opponents with records of 12-1, 6-1, 23-2, a rarity for such a young fighter. De Abreu won the Brazilian super middleweight title in 2019. He most recently fought for the World Boxing Association Fedacaribe super middleweight title, losing a decision.
Said Claudia Trejos: “DARELLE VALSAINT is perhaps the best fighter at ProBox. He is still a prospect and his (most recent fight and) win vs veteran Paul Mendez was a good measure of his No Fear attitude. He was not intimidated by Mendez’ extensive experience.”
6 Rounds Super Middleweights Future Stars TV
#1 Najee Lopez, 5-0, 5 KOs, Atlanta, GA
Cristian Rios, 23-16-3, 7 KOs, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The heavy-handed Lopez made his pro debut as heavyweight and has yet to be involved in a professional fight going to the scorecards. His fights have ended in rounds 1, 2, 2, 4 and 3. As an amateur, Lopez was 2015 National Junior Olympics Champion, 2018 Georgia State Golden Gloves Champion and 2018 National Golden Gloves runner-up. Lopez will have his hands full going up against the rugged and experienced Rios, the former Argentina Federation middleweight champion who successfully defended that title twice.
“NAJEE LOPEZ comes from the last Chance Tournament. After fighting at 186-190, he is now fighting at supermiddleweight. I want to see how well he does at 168,” added Trejos.
6 Rounds Super Featherweights Future Stars TV
2 Marques Valle, 7-0, 6 KOs, Wesley Chapel, Fla
Jarrod Tennat, 8-1, 4 KOs. Los Angeles, California
Valle made his pro debut on September 4, 2020 with a first round knockout and has since fought every fight at ProBox Events Center on ProBox TV. In. his first six fights, only one made it past the first round (round 2). In his seventh fight, and most recent, the opponent was disqualified in round two for excessive holding.
“MARQUES VALLE is a big Puncher,” said Trejos’