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Pro boxing to return on Friday

May 31, 2001

Former lightweight champion of the world Jorge Ramirez will tangle with Adan Casillas in the main event of the El Centro Police Athletic League's "Explosion in the Desert" on Friday at Ryerson Youth Center.

Also scheduled to fight are Augusto Gamez, who will take on Jaime Oseguda. Special appearances will be made by WBO featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera, former champion Jorge Paez and Fernando Vargas. Six other bouts are on the card.

Gates for the show will open at 6 p.m. with the first fight scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for ringside and $20 for reserved seating. All proceeds for the event benefit the El Centro PAL youth programs. For more information call 337-4577.

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