The WBA World Welterweight Title
Also on the card in California is Argentinian bruiser Lucas Matthysse, who will be aiming to win his first World Title against undefeated Tewa Kiram.
Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) has faced a murderer’s row of opponents at Super-Lightweight, but despite beating many former World Champions he has fallen just short of winning world honours.
‘The Machine’ has notable wins on his resume such as Ruslan Provodnikov, John Molina Jr, Lamont Peterson, Humberto Soto and Vivian Harris. He’s known for his fearsome punching power and entertaining style.
Last time out, the Argentine overcame durable American Emmanuel Taylor, becoming the first man to stop him, putting him down twice before finishing him off in the fifth.
His opponent Kiram (39-0, 28 KOs) will be full of confidence having never tasted defeat. However, this will be the toughest test of the young Thai’s career and a massive step-up in class.
Both men are carry power and will be looking to stamp their authority and win the first full World Title.