Southern California’s fan-favorite boxer Alexis “Lex” Rocha (24-2, 16 KOs) will face the undefeated Santiago “Somer” Dominguez (27-0, 20 KOs) of Ciudad Obregón, Mexico in a 12-round welterweight fight that will headline a bill at the  Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio on July 19.

“I’m thankful to Golden Boy, DAZN and my entire team for the chance to headline another card,” said Rocha. “I’ve already proven that I was able to come back after a loss. My losses don’t define me. What defines me is the way I respond to the losses. This next fight is another test in me realizing my ultimate dream of becoming world champion. I’m focused on more knockouts for the fans.”

Dominguez said: “I am very excited for the opportunity from Golden Boy. Alexis Rocha is a great fighter – I have followed his career and he is well respected. On the fight night though, Alexis Rocha will find a fighter that is coming to win. It will be a great fight, our styles will really collide. This fight will end in a knockout.” 

The younger brother of former world title challenger Ronny Rios, Rocha was the youngest fighter to win a gold medal at the Junior Olympics at only 14-years-old in 2012 and caught the attention of the boxing world as he continued on to become a six-time national champion during his amateur career. His only career blemishes come from losses against Rashidi Ellis (October 2021) and Giovanni Santillan (October 2023). He has came back to score a knockout victory of Ghanaian Fredrick Lawson on March 30.

Born in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, the undefeated Dominguez has worked hard to ascend towards the top of the welterweight division. He has held a number of regional titles throughout his career, and hopes to show he is ready to be considered a world title contender. 

“With crunching power and a swarming style, Rocha is must-watch action every time he steps between the ropes,” said Golden Boy chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “Last time, Lex went in against an undefeated fighter, his championship dreams got put on hold. Fans are going to want to tune in July 19 to see if he can rise again.”

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