“Ruthless” Romero Duno defeats Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez to capture the vacant NABO Lightweight Title

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INDIO, CALIF.: Filipino contender “Ruthless” Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) of Cotabato, Philippines defeated Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico to capture the vacant NABO Lightweight Title via ninth-round technical split decision in the scheduled 10-round main event of the May 16 edition of the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Duno won with scores of 85-84 and 86-83, while one judge scored the fight 85-84 for Rodriguez. The fights were streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. The series is also available on regional sports networks around the nation.

“I feel good. Thank you so much to everyone who came,” said Romero Duno. “I want to thank my opponent and his team. This was a great fight. I don’t know why, but when Mexicans and Filipinos fight, we always fight hard and strong. We fight tough. In my next fight, I would fight anyone. It all depends on my promoters.”

“The referee asked me if I could see,” said Juan Antonio Rodriguez. “I said that it was hard for me to see, so they stopped the fight. I didn’t have enough time to prepare, but that doesn’t effect what happened. The better man won tonight. After all the head-butts and low blows, I guess the better man won.”

In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (18-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-1-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via majority decision in a 10-round slugfest for the NABF Featherweight Title. Robles won with scores of 97-92 and 96-93, while one judge scored it 95-94 for Hermosillo.

“Rigoberto Hermosillo was a tough opponent,” said Manny Robles III. “I take my hat off to him. But I felt I got the victory. I landed harder shots, and I landed more throughout the fight. I was smarter in there than he was.”

Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-0, 6 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. beat Daniel Evangelista (20-10-2, 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the first round of an eight-round super lightweight fight. Gamez won via knockout with time 2:43 of the aforementioned round.

“I feel happy, said Genaro Gamez. “I feel excited. I got the knockout. We don’t usually go for it but we got it. Of course I can still make 135 if there’s a championship fight. There were personal things in the past, and that’s why I was inactivate. But that’s behind me, and I’m coming back stronger.”

Carlos “The Solution” Morales (18-4-3, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Pedro Navarrete (30-24-3, 19 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. via knockout in a scheduled eight-round lightweight bout. Morales stopped Navarrete at 2:02 of the fifth round.

Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (4-0, 2 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. scored a second-round technical knockout victory against Martin Cardona (26-20, 18 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona in a scheduled four-round featherweight battle. The fight was stopped at the end of the aforementioned round after Cardona refused to leave his stool to continue.

“This is great. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” said Sean Garcia. “I’m ready for a promoter to take my career to the next level.”

Dihul Olguin (14-12-3 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico beat Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-2, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. via majority decision in a six-round super featherweight fight. Olguin won with scores of 56-58 and 55-59, while one judge scored it a 57-57 draw.

“I’m proud for having scored a victory,” said Dihul Olguin. “I won this fight with a broken hand. I’m proud that I could get the win with just one hand.”

Kevin Anton (1-0, 1 KOs) of Palmdale, Calif. defeated Lashawn Alcocks (1-6) of Queens, New York via knockout in the second round of a welterweight fight originally scheduled for four rounds. Anton won with a time of :53 seconds of the aforementioned round.

“It feels amazing to make my pro debut,” said Kevin Anton. “It’s been a long time coming. We’re finally here, and we’re going to make some noise.”

Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada looks to defend her WBC Silver Light Flyweight Title for a second time

LOS ANGELES: Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada (16-0, 6 KOs), one of the most important female boxers of this era, will look to take over Hollywood, Calif. as she defends her WBC Silver Light Flyweight Title for a second time in a 10-round main event against a soon-to-be announced opponent. The event will take place on Thursday, June 13 at Avalon Hollywood. The fights will be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation.

Estrada is a native of East Los Angeles, Calif. who earned multiple titles as an amateur boxer before turning professional in 2011. Since then, the 26-year-old has developed into one of the biggest names in women’s boxing, fighting on important cards in Southern California and in Mexico, where she captured a regional title in November 2018. Estrada plans to fight for a world title in the near future, but she’ll have to get passed a tough opponent that will be announced shortly.

“I’m excited fighting at home again,” said Seniesa Estrada. “My last two fights were in Mexico, so it’s cool to be fighting in front of my fans, friends and family who will be coming out to support me as I defend my WBC Silver Light Flyweight Title. I think this will be the last time I defend it before I challenge for a world title. I have high hopes that we can sell this place out because I know my fans have been waiting for me to fight in Los Angeles. I expect it to be a great event!”

In the co-main event, Armenian contender Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan (16-3, 13 KOs) will face Glen Porras (32-8, 20 KOs) of Cotabato, Philippines in a 10-round super bantamweight fight.

Carlos Caraballo (11-0, 11 KOs) of Ponce, Puerto Rico will fight in an eight-round bantamweight bout.

Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (19-3, 15 KOs) of Buena Park, Calif. will make his highly anticipated return in an eight-round lightweight fight.

David “Junebug” Mijares (7-0, 3 KOs) of Pasadena, Calif.will compete in a six-round lightweight battle.

Jose Vargas (5-0, 4 KOs) of Pasadena, Calif. will participate in a six-round super bantamweight clash.

Pat Manuel (1-0) of Duarte, Calif. will open the night in a four-round super featherweight fight.

The opponents for this event will be announced shortly.

Ruben “El Puas” Olivares will be the special VIP guest for the May 16 edition of Golden Boy DAZN

INDIO, CALIF.: Ruben “El Puas” Olivares, considered by many the greatest bantamweight champion of all time, will be the special VIP guest for the May 16 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 10-round battle between “Ruthless” Romero Duno (19-1, 15 KOs) and Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KOs) for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title. The fights will be streamed live on RingTV.com
and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation.

In a career that spanned more than 100 professional fights, Olivares had 89 victories including 79 by knockout. The Mexico City native holds the record for the most wins in unified title bouts in bantamweight history at six and compiled separate streaks of 22 and 21 consecutive knockouts. In 2003, The Ring placed him at No. 12 on their list of the greatest punchers of all time.

A member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, Olivares remains a beloved figure in his home country. After his retirement, he became a mainstream entertainment star with appearances in numerous Mexican movies. Olivares will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.

In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (17-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will defend his NABF Featherweight Title against Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-0-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round fight between two undefeated fighters.

Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (14-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas will fight in an eight-round super welterweight battle.

Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-4-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. return in an eight-round lightweight fight.

Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (8-0, 5 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. will battle Daniel Evangelista (20-9-2 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in an eight-round super lightweight bout.

Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-1, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will participate in a six-round super featherweight fight.

Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (3-0, 1 KO) of Victorville, Calif. will return in a six-round super featherweight fight.

Kevin Anton of Palmdale, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round welterweight fight.

Opponents for the undercard will be announced shortly.

Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs Official Salaries Released

LAS VEGAS: FightBook MMA has your official salaries from the Canelo vs. Jacobs event.

Canelo vs. Jacobs was a 12-round fight for the WBC, WBA, Lineal, Ring Magazine and IBF Middleweight World Titles presented by Golden Boy in association with Matchroom Boxing. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event took place Saturday, May 4, 2019 and was streamed live on DAZN.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the following salaries to FightBookMMA and you can find the complete list below.

Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 34 KOs) successfully defended his WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Titles and became the new IBF Middleweight World Champion by defeating Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) via 12-round unanimous decision. To read more about this event you can go HERE.

Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs Official Salaries:

Canelo Alvarez: $35 Million

Daniel Jacobs: $2.5 Million ($10 Million guaranteed under DAZN)

Vergil Ortiz Jr.: $75,000

Mauricio Herrera $75,000

Joseph Diaz Jr. $100,000

Freddy Fonseca $10,000

Lamont Roach $75,000

Jonathan Oquendo $50,000

Sadam Ali $150,000

Anthony Young $45,000

John Ryder $100,000

Bilal Akkawy $30,000

Canelo Alvarez defeats Daniel Jacobs to unify middleweight titles; undercard results and fighter interviews

LAS VEGAS: Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 34 KOs) successfully defended his WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Titles and became the new IBF Middleweight World Champion by defeating Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) via 12-round unanimous decision. Canelo with with two scores of 115-113 and one score of 116-112. The champion-vs.-champion event took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and was streamed exclusively live on DAZN

“It was just what we thought,” said Canelo Alvarez. “We knew he was going to be a difficult fighter, but thank god we did things the right way, what we were going to do. It was just what we thought because of the style of fight that he brings but we just did our job.”

On Daniel Jacobs switching to southpaw during the fight: “It’s normal. It’s obviously just a matter of adapting when they switch rightie to leftie.”

Who does he want next? “I’m just looking for the biggest challenge. That’s all I want.”

Is there unfinished business with GGG? “No, for me, it’s over. But if the people want another fight, we’ll do it again, and I’ll beat him again.”

“That’s why I’m here. That’s what I was born for. To fight. To defend what’s mine. I’ll fight anyone.”

“I feel accomplished, l feel great,” said Daniel Jacobs. “I have to go back to look at the tapes to see exactly what the judges thought. They said to me, that I was up, so I was still pushing forward because I wanted to finish strong. He’s a tremendous champion and I tip my hat to him. I gave my all out there. You’ll see Daniel Jacobs bigger and better next time.”

“It definitely took me a couple rounds to get my wits about me, to figure out his rhythm, because he’s a pop shotter. He was a fast guy, very slippery. It was a great contest today, I look forward to the future. I feel like I gave enough tonight to get the victory so I’ll have to go back to the tapes to see exactly what happened.”

“I didn’t feel any different. I’m just a naturally big middleweight. I made the sacrifice of coming in 173 and paying a hefty fine for it but at the end of the day, I made sacrifices. I got the short end of the stick, but to my fans, to all my survivors out there who appreciate me and my story for what I represent, I thank you. The journey is not over. I continue to strive for success and be the best I can be.”

On what he said to his son right after the fight: “I asked him, ‘do you think Daddy did a good job?’ He said, ‘yes Dad, you did a great job.’ That’s all that matters to me, I’ll go home and be the best I can be.”

In the co-main event, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) of Dallas, Texas overpowered Mauricio Herrera (24-9, 7 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. to win by knockout in the third round of a welterweight fight originally scheduled for 10 rounds. The fight was brutally ended by several hard shots at :29 seconds of the aforementioned round.

“You know, I’m actually pretty proud of this fight,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. “If you know me and kept up with my fights, I’m usually not satisfied with my performance. I just want to tell you all and I hope you are too, I am very satisfied with my performance tonight.”

“Everyone thinks that I don’t have all that experience just because I’m 12-0…well I’m 13-0 now. People don’t realize I work in the gym hard every day. I spar world champions all the time. I’m not the one that goes to the world champions and says, ‘hey, can we spar?’ They come up to me. And that’s the difference between me and the other prospects.”

“He was keeping his left hand down the whole time and I knew I was fast enough to capitalize on that. Other than that, I had the fight figured out after the first round.”

“I want to go back to 140 and get that world title. There’s plenty of champions that I believe I can take on right now and I hope after this performance, everyone believes in that.”

“If they tell me, hey Vergil, fight in a world title fight in two weeks, I’ll take it right now.”

Joseph Diaz Jr. (29-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte, Calif. defeated Freddy Fonseca (26-3-1, 17 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua to become the WBA Gold Super Featherweight Champion in a one-sided, 12-round fight. Diaz Jr. won via technical knockout at 2:07 of the seventh round.

“I felt really good at 130,” said Joseph Diaz Jr. “This is my second fight at this weight and I felt very comfortable. Like I said, 126 was just way too hard for me. I wasn’t able to showcase the power I actually have. Now I’m able to showcase my skills, my defense, my head movement, everything. I feel like I have it all at 130. Tevin where you at?”

“I just feel a lot stronger. I’m able to make more changes and take more risks because I’m not worried in my head that I’m going to get tired or that my body’s going to get fatigued in the later rounds. At 130, I’m feeling strong, like a beast, and I’m going to become a champion, I promise you guys.”

“I was dealing with depression and I was almost at the end of the road, I was at rock bottom last year. I was going through a lot, a lot of people don’t realize this. I was really going through some tough, tough times. I want to thank my mom, my sisters, my family, God almighty, for not doing anything stupid. Anyone suffering from depression, trust me, everything is going to be okay.”

“I’m ready for a world title my next fight. I wanted Tevin Farmer on this card. Then he started to talk all this smack on Tuesday and that he pressed something. He didn’t press anything. Let’s get it Tevin, let’s get this fight.”

Lamont Roach Jr. (19-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Jonathon Oquendo (30-6, 19 KOs) of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico via unanimous decision becoming new WBO International & NABO Super Featherweight Champion in a 10-round battle. Roach Jr. won with scores 97-92, 97-92 and 96-93.

“The fight played out good,” said Lamont Roach Jr. “I think it could have gone better of course. But I’m glad we got this experience, to go up to the championship level. The only guys that beat him became champions and I’m one of them.”

“I knew that I was bleeding because I could feel the trickling, but I’ve been getting hit in the face since I was nine years old. It wasn’t nothing I wasn’t used to.He hit me with a clean body shot. I just got myself together towards the end of that round and stuck to the game plan and continued boxing. From round 1 to round 10, I was feeling all of the head butts.”

“He’s as tough as they come. He fought former world champions, he beat a former world champ, he brought the fight to me, and if someone else brings the fight to me, I’m ready. I can go ten, I can go twelve.”

Anthony Young (21-2, 8 KOs) of Atlantic City, New Jersey scored a dominant technical knockout victory over Sadam Ali (27-5, 15 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York to win the vacant USNBC Silver Welterweight Title in a scheduled10-round bout. Young won with time of 2:38 of the third round.

“New Jersey is in the building, said Anthony Young. “I had a tremendous camp. He [Sadam Ali] had a great win against Miguel Cotto, but after that he fought Munguia. I thought he lost a lot of confidence with Munguia. I saw his fight against Herrera, and he couldn’t pull the trigger. So when they offered the fight, I jumped on it. We’ll enjoy this victory now, and figure out what’s next later.”

John Ryder (28-4, 16 KOs) of London stopped Bilal Akkawy (20-1-1, 16 KOs) of Sydney, Australia via TKO in the third round to capture vacant Interim WBA Super Middleweight World Title. Ryder won with time of 2:12 in the aforementioned round.

“I felt great all week and it showed in there,” said John Ryder. “I’m delighted with the stoppage but even more so because I didn’t panic or rush when I had him hurt/ I picked my shots and put him away. To fight in Las Vegas was amazing and to put on a performance like that, possibly the best of my career, makes it all the more sweeter.”

“That was for the interim title. I’ve won an eliminator, and I’m number one in the WBA so the message is clear, I want Callum Smith next. He’s got a fight on June 1 on the AJ card and if he wins that, I want to fight him next. I’ve paid my dues and got into position for it. Callum is a brilliant fighter, and I know it’s a tough fight but it’s one that I want and I’d love. It would be a big fight in the UK and it would be a great fight too.”

Aram Avagyan (9-0-1, 4 KOs) of Moscow, Russia beat Francisco Esparza (9-1-1, KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada to successfully defend his WBC International Silver Featherweight Title in a 10-round fight. Aragyan won via unanimous decision with scores of 96-93, 97-92 and 96-92.

“It was a good camp. We trained well for the past two months,” said Aram Avagyan. “We had a game plan, and we went in there and executed.”

Alexis Espino (2-0, 1 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada defeated Billy Wagner (1-1) of Great Falls, Montana via unanimous decision in a four-round super middleweight bout. Espino won with scores of 39-34, 39-35 and 39-35.

“I think I give myself a C+ for this event,” said Alexis Espino. “I could have done better. I should have pressed the action more. It was a learning experience, and I’m happy I got the four rounds in.”

Christopher Pearson defeats Yamaguchi Falcao to capture the WBC Latino Middleweight Title

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LAS VEGAS: Christopher Pearson (17-2, 12 KOs) of Dayton, Ohio pulled an upset win against Yamaguchi Falcao (16-1, 7 KOs) of San Paulo, Brazil to capture the WBC Latino Middleweight Title in the main event of the May 2 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Pearson won via unanimous decision in a tough battle between two exceptional fighters. Pearson won with scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 96-94. The fight was streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.

“I’m blessed with this victory,” said Christopher Pearson. “Nobody knows the trials I’ve gone through. If I can be someone that inspires, then I’ll be happy. I’m going to rest for a couple days and then get right back to the gym.”

“I feel like I won the fight,” said Yamaguchi Falcao. “The judges thought he won, but I congratulate him. I’ll be back from this soon.

Steven Butler (27-1-1, 23 KOs) of Montreal, Canada beat Vitalii Kopylenko (28-2, 16 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. via 10-round split decision to capture the WBC International Middleweight Champion in the co-main event. Despite being dropped by a vicious body shot in the eighth round, Butler won with two scores of 96-93, while one judge scored 98-94 in favor of Kopylenko.

“It was a tough fight,” said Steven Butler. “Kopylenko came to fight. It was great learning experience which I will use to grow. It was a privilege to fight here, I want to thank Golden Boy and EOTTM for the opportunity.”

Erik Bazinyan (23-0, 17 KOs) of Quebec, Canada beat Alan Campa (17-5, 11 KOs) of Guaymas, Mexico to defend his NABA and NABO Super Middleweight Titles in a 10-round fight. Bazinyan won via unanimous decision with scores of 99-90, 99-90, and 97-92.

“Campa was tough, moving and defending well,” said Erik Bazinyan. “Props to him. I got to do rounds, keeping a good pace, so it was great experience for me.”

Alex Salazar (21-3, 8 KOs) of Tlaquepaque, Mexico defeated Abraham Cordero (13-4-2, 7 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via unanimous decision in an eight-round super middleweight fight. Salazar won with scores of 79-73, 80-72 and 80-72.

“I’m happy to fight in Las Vegas,” said Alex Salazar. “It fills me with pride to have the opportunity to fight on a Golden Boy card. It gives me inspiration!”

Richard Acevedo (5-0, 5 KOs) of Garden City Kansas defeated Mario Sosa (3-2, 3 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico via TKO of the first round in a middleweight fight originally scheduled for six rounds. Acevedo won with time of 2:05 in the aforementioned round.

“I feel blessed, and I’m thankful to God,” said Richard Acevedo. “I’m blessed and thankful to my brothers and my team, Westside Boxing. And of course, thank you to Golden Boy!”

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera will now be the co-main event of Canelo vs. Jacobs

LOS ANGELES: Rising star Vergil Ortiz Jr. (12-0, 12 KOs) will have the opportunity of a lifetime as his scheduled 10-round welterweight battle against Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (24-8, 7 KOs) will now be the co-main event of Canelo vs. Jacobs. As previously announced, the night will also feature the likes of Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, Lamont Roach Jr., John “The Gorilla” Ryder, Sadam “World Kid” Ali and Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. in separate bouts. The event will take place Saturday, May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

“This will be a big test for Vergil Ortiz Jr.,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “This young man has all that it takes to become a dominant world champion, so it’s only fitting that a prospect like him gets the opportunity to be the co-main event of a Canelo fight. At the same time, we know the kind of fighter Mauricio Herrera is. He has a lot of experience and has been in close fights with the best of his division, including what we all know was a win against Danny Garcia. If Ortiz Jr. can look spectacular against Herrera, then he will demonstrate what we already know: that he is the real deal.”

Since debuting as a professional in 2016, Ortiz Jr. has never heard the final bell of a fight, and he hopes to retain his 100% knockout ratio in the toughest fight of his career. The native of Dallas, Texas, who has his roots in Michoacan, Mexico, will return after defeating Jesus Valdez in January of this year. Ortiz Jr. will move up to welterweight for this fight only, and he plans to make a statement to the fighters of the 140-pound weight division, where the 21-year-old plans to return after this tough test.

“This is a great opportunity for fans all over the world to get to know me,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. “Everyone will be watching this event, so I look forward to showing boxing fans what I’m made of. It’s very hard to look good against Mauricio Herrera. World champions have fought him and have looked bad. If I can look good and be the first to ever stop him, then I’ll be making a big statement.”

Herrera, a former interim WBA World Super Lightweight Champion, is a longtime veteran of the sport. The 38-year-old of Riverside, Calif. has faced a veritable who’s who of the welterweight and super lightweight division, including fights against Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov, Mike “Mile High” Alvarado, Danny “Swift” Garcia, Johan “El Terrible” Perez, and Jose “Merciless” Benevidez Jr., among others. Herrera will bring a world of experience against the young prospect.

“Everyone knows the kind of experience that I bring to the table,” said Mauricio Herrera. “Whether it’s against world champions, contenders or prospects, I bring a tough fight to anyone. Vergil Ortiz might have bitten off more than he can chew for this fight, especially now since we are the co-main event. I’m happy for yet another opportunity, and we look forward to stealing the show.”

Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (32-7-1, 22 KOs) will defend his WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Title against Michael “The Artist” Perez (25-3-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round fight. Cano will return after his dominant knockout victory against former three-division world champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares.

Lamont Roach Jr. (18-0-1, 7 KOs) of Washington, D.C., will unify his WBO International Super Featherweight Title in a 10-round battle against NABO Super Featherweight Champion Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (30-5, 19 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The winner of this bout will earn the No. 1 spot for the WBO Super Featherweight World Title.

Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (28-1, 14 KOs) of South El Monte, Calif. will fight against Freddy Fonseca (26-1-1, 17 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a 12-round battle for the vacant WBA Gold Super Featherweight Title. Diaz Jr. will return after a dominant victory against rugged warrior Charles Huerta.

Sadam “World Kid” Ali (27-2, 14 KOs) will return in a 10-round clash for the vacant USNBC Silver Welterweight Title against Anthony Young (20-2, 7 KOs) of Atlantic City, N.J.

London’s John “The Gorilla” Ryder (27-4, 15 KOs) will take on Bilal Akkawy (20-0-1, 16 KOs) of Sydney, Australia for the vacant interim WBA Super Middleweight World Title. Ryder was originally going to take on David Lemieux, though the fight was cancelled due to an injury Lemieux suffered in his right hand. Now, Ryder will now face a highly-ranked contender who is trained by Eddy Reynoso, the trainer of Canelo.

Alexis Espino (1-0, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, Nevada will participate in a four-round super middleweight fight against Billy Wager (1-0) of Great Falls, Montana.