Long Beach junior-welterweight Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis will headline a Florentine Gardens boxing card in Hollywood on Friday night.
Pendarvis (16-3-2, five knockouts) will seek to move up from the No. 15 International Boxing Federation ranking in the fight vs. Michael Clark (43-7-1, 18 KOs). Tickets start at $35, doors open at 7 p.m. Friday.
The southpaw Pendarvis, 26, has formerly sparred against the likes of Amir Khan, Timothy Bradley, Oscar De La Hoya and Victor Ortiz.
He’s angling for a busy 2013, hoping to start with a rematch against Riverside’s Mauricio Herrera, who beat Pendarvis by majority decision in 2009 in Ontario.