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A many time amateur champion, Marc Castro makes his hometown debut as a pro on Saturday night. (GV Wire File)
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Fresno boxer Marc Castro (3-0, 3 knockouts) makes his homecoming this Saturday at Chukchansi Park in a bout that will be streamed live on DAZN.

The Sunnyside High School graduate has started his young professional career as part of three marquee events — even opening the main broadcast for the sport’s biggest star Saul Canelo Alvarez.

Watch: Hear From Marc Castro, Eddie Hearn, and Mayor Dyer

“I’m ready and very thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to begin my career on such high-profile events,” said, Castro, who fights in the super-featherweight (130 pounds) class. “Not many boxers get that opportunity, I’m ready to show my hometown a good fight.”

Eddie Hearn: Easy Decision to Bring Card to Fresno 

Castro’s championship amateur pedigree made his high-profile signing with promoter Matchroom Boxing a perfect fit. He takes on Angel Luna (14-71-1) Saturday.

Matchroom CEO Eddie Hearn told GV Wire that “Castro is in a very good position to become a major star in the sport and because his hometown of Fresno has supported its fighters, it was an easy decision to bring him here for what should be the first of many fights in Fresno.”

Hearn is a Brit who is one of boxing’s biggest and most successful promoters.

Saturday’s main event pits former world lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) against Sandor Martin (38-2, 13 KOs). This is Garcia’s first bout since stopping former welterweight champion Jessie Vargas 19 months ago.

Mayor Dyer Declares Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn Day

Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer was on hand to welcome Hearn by declaring Thursday Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn Day in the city of Fresno.

“Anytime you want to bring boxing to Fresno, we’ll roll out the red carpet and there’ll be no red tape,” Dyer said. “Eddie could have chosen any other city to bring this fight but he chose Fresno.” 

A retired 23 year Army Veteran, Albert Baker graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor's in Film and Media. Beginning his filming career in Los Angeles, Albert has done cinematography and editing work in professional and college sports with projects featured on NBC Sports, ESPN, DAZN, and The Rose Bowl.