Ukraine Olympian Heavyweight Tsotne Rogava to headline “Punches and Punchlines” Card

02/05/2024 - No comments

Tsotne Rogava (4-0, 4 KOs), will step into the spotlight for the first time on Thursday night, February 15th. The stage? Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto, California.

This event, dubbed “Punches and Punchlines” and presented by Toro Promotions, Inc., House of Pain, and Black House Boxing, marks a significant return to pro boxing at Soboba Casino after nearly five years.

Originally hailing from Georgia, Rogava spent several years in Ukraine before making his move to Marina del Rei, California, last year. Standing tall at 6’5” and weighing in at 270 pounds, Rogava seamlessly transitioned from his illustrious Muay Thai and kickboxing career, boasting three IFMA World titles in Muay Thai as an amateur, along with an ACB kickboxing championship.

Under the guidance of Hall of Famer Joe Gossen, Rogava’s style draws favorable comparisons to Tyson Fury, thanks to his combination of imposing size and nimble footwork. Fresh off a sensational knockout victory over the previously undefeated Dante Williams in January, Rogava now faces the challenge of John Shipman (5-5, 2 KOs) in the main event, a match ripe with upset potential.

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Adding to the excitement, Temecula’s own super lightweight sensation, Jimmie “El Chingon” Nunez (5-2, 5 KOs), squares off against the aggressive Kenekuk De La Rosa (2-1, 1 KO) in a co-featured six-round bout.

The undercard promises more action, including an appearance by the towering Nicaraguan super featherweight prospect Nilo Guerrero (7-0, 6 KOs), known for his remarkable height and reach. With a lineup of talented fighters and a touch of humor provided by comedian Jerry Garcia during intermissions, the event guarantees a memorable night for boxing enthusiasts.

For those eager to witness the action live, tickets are available online at, priced at $125.00 (VIP), $85.00 (Premium), and $65.00 (general admission). Don’t miss out on the chance to catch these rising stars in the ring!