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Golden Boy Live card coming to SF in July

Gesta returning to SF
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images

Golden Boy Promotions is putting together a Golden Boy Live card on July 18 at the Long Shoremen's Hall in San Francisco, which will be headlined by Mercito Gesta in a 10-round lightweight bout against Luis Arceo.

The co-main event will see Jonathan Chicas take on Emanuel Robles, while Chinese heavyweight Taishan will make his pro debut against Ronny Hale in a four rounder.

Just short of seven feet tall, Chinese boxing giant Taishan hails from the Taishan Mountains in Southern China, Taishan is also skilled in wrestling, kung fu and kickboxing, but is excited to be making his mark on the professional boxing scene. Known by fans as "the man with the knockout punch," Taishan will look to live up to that name when he faces Ronny Hale (2-7, 2 KOs) of Montgomery, AL.

The card will air on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m PT and tickets, priced at $150, $85, $65 and $55 are on sale now via or at the Undisputed Boxing Gym (650) 342-7408 and B Street Boxing Gym (650) 342-7408.

Gesta (27-1-1, 15 KOs) is coming off an eight-round TKO over Edgar Riovalle in April and is fighting for the first time in SF since 2011. "Mercito" will look to continue his way back into the lightweight title picture after a suffering the lone loss of his career in 2012 to IBF Lightweight World Champion Miguel Vazquez.

Ricardo Pinell, Andy Vences and Arturo Quintero, along with Joel Slapno, Benjamin Briceno and Fabian Melendez will also compete on the card.

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