Fowler High on Friday saluted Alex Rojas, who reportedly will be the first pro boxer from the city when he debuts on the “Fight for Water 4” card on May 9 at Selland Arena.
Students, teachers, Principal Hank Gutierrez and Mayor David Cardenas greeted Rojas, 24, at a noon rally in the center quad, with the event including a 2-minute sparring session with trainer Tony Valencia. Rojas, who was on the school’s football team from 2005-09, will fight an opponent to be named in a junior welterweight fight.
Avenal resident Jose Ramirez (13-0, 10 KOs) headlines the card against Robert Frankel (33-15, 6 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round, junior welterweight bout.
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