"Knockout Night at the D" returns to Las Vegas with the fourth series installment of the popular professional boxing series, Friday night, September 9, airing (11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT) live on CBS Sports Network from the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Undefeated prospect Emmanuel "Renegade" Robles (15-0-1, 5 KOs), fighting out of San Diego, faces Canadian welterweight champion Steve "The Dragon" Claggett (33-4-1, 16 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) - United States junior welterweight championship.
The 28-year-old Robles is a former WBC Latino super lightweight champion, as well as a 2008 National PAL gold medalist. The gifted southpaw has reeled-off 11consecutive victories since his 2012 draw with 7-0 Adrian Vargas. NABA No. 1 contender Robles’ signature win to date was last year’s second-round stoppage of Leon Spinks III, grandson of former heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist Leon Spinks, who left the ring on a stretcher. Also notable are winning decisions versus 15-1 Yordenis Ugas and 13-1 Jonathan Chicas. His last fight was a fourth-round technical knockout of Gerardo Cuevas this past May.
Claggett, 27, is coming off of a disputed 10-round majority decision loss to Chris Van Heerden (23-2-1) last April at the DLVEC. Fighting out of Calgary, Alberta, Claggett is dropping down one weight class in order to challenge junior welterweight Robles for the vacant NABA - United States title.
In a rare battle of unbeaten prospects, Roland "Rola" Garza (9-0, 6 KOs) meets popular California junior middleweight Neeco "The Rooster" Macias (12-0, 6 KOs) in the 8-round co-feature.
Garza, 24, was an outstanding amateur boxer in Mexico, where he compiled a 120-12 record, earning a spot on the Mexican National Team. This past June, Garza won a thrilling 6-round decision over previously unbeaten Erasmo Garcia (5-0-1) at the DLVEC.
The always entertaining Macias, 25, who crows like a rooster in the ring before and after fights, had fans on their feet in his last fight, which was a non-stop brawl at the DLVEC with Limberth Ponce this past April, ending in a unanimous 8-round decision for Macias.
Undercard fights will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.