The El Centro Police Athletic League won't be pulling any punches as it hosts its first professional boxing match with a title bout.
Coachella's Antonio "Toño" Diaz (33-3) will defend his International Boxing Association Intercontinental junior welterweight championship belt against Mexicali's Agusto "Venenoso" Games (26-5) in the main event on a card that will include seven matches. The matches start at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 in the El Centro PAL Ryerson Youth Center, 1100 N. 4th St.
"We're hoping this, being our first time, we'll have a good turnout and we hope to put on a good show," said Lori Abiña, development director for El Centro PAL.
Abiña said the money raised from the event will benefit the PAL boxing program, which has grown from 20 members to 53. It will be used to buy equipment and a new boxing ring and help the other PAL programs.