The El Centro Police Athletic League held a fight promotion at La Fonda restaurant in El Centro Thursday to prepare boxers and fans for tonight's Explosion in the Desert matches that will be in PAL's Ryerson Youth Center in El Centro.
Adan "Explosion" Casillas was at the promotion, preparing to take on Pedro Garcia in the night's main event.
Through a translator, Casillas said he is ready for his bout with Garcia, who is replacing Jorge "Cocas" Ramirez, the fighter scheduled to compete.
"I feel very strong and I've been training very well," Casillas said. "I think I'm ready for anyone."
He said he is confident about the fight and a knockout victory is not out of the question.
Special guest and boxer Jorge "Maromero" Paez was in a rather playful mood at the pre-fight dinner.
Paez, who will fight in the Valley on July 28, said he has a possible title shot coming soon in Las Vegas. He already has won two world championships in his weight class.