Nestor "Torito" Varela making his pro debut in Bakersfield, CA against Gilberto Duran.

"I am very excited and ready for my debut it's always been a dream of mine to fight professionally and become world champion one day. I will be taking the first step towards my dream November 9th."

"I feel like there is pressure in any fight, whether it's close to home or in unknown territory, but I will just have to focus and overcome the pressure."

"The fans can expect to see a fighter that is strong, fast, and with good boxing skills. I've been training hard for this fight, and will put it on display this Saturday night!"

Jose Salinas returns to the ring in Bakersfield, CA after a 15 month layoff.

"I feel great. It feels amazing being back and getting ready to be in that ring once again. I have way more power and strength. I feel the time off has given me time to grow into my body."

Ireland's Stevie "The Hitman" McKenna looks for his fourth straight win at Hawaiian Gardens.

"I’m in tremendous shape I have did over 200 rounds of sparring in the last 3 months at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. I don’t think I could be anymore better prepared. This is a good fight for me at this stage of my career. I like to bring an exciting fighting style, and most certainly will bring it this Saturday night. "The Hitman" is fire."

​"I bring a very aggressive style of fighting where I like to hunt my opponent down. I have a great engine and throw a lot of power punches. I always go in with the intentions of a KO but I also have good boxing skills if needed for tactical exchanges. On Saturday night I intend to bring my "A" game. My fans can look forward to a very exciting fight!"