Oscar Negrete Shoots for vacant NABF Bantamweight title in the next Golden Boy on ESPN, June 30th
June 29, 2017
Nancy Rodriguez (329 articles)

Oscar Negrete Shoots for vacant NABF Bantamweight title in the next Golden Boy on ESPN, June 30th

Golden Boy prospect, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete, will return to Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA Friday night in the next edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.

Negrete (16-0, 6 KOs), who just came off a unanimous decision win against Victor Ruiz on the undercard of Canelo-Chavez, Jr., will take on Sergio Frias of Mexico, for the vacant NABF bantamweight title in a schedule 10-round bout.

Frias (19-6-2, 10 KOs), the third opponent chosen for this fight, will be returning back to the ring with almost a year layoff. Last July, Frias grabbed a second round knockout victory over former world champion, Vic Darchinyan.

Negrete was to originally face former world champion, Randy “El Matador” Caballero Friday night; however, Caballero sustained an injury in camp. Negrete was then suppose to face Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz, whom also sustained an injury shortly after. Therefore, Frias was next in line.

In the co-main event, top prospect, Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin, will return to Indio for the second time under a Golden Boy card. Currently the WBC Continental Americas lightweight champion, Martin (18-0, 11 KOs) will not be defending his title when he steps in the ring with Dominican Republic’s Marcos Jimenez (22-7, 15 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout. Jimenez, the former WBA Fedecentro super featherweight champ, is coming off a second round knockout win this past December.

Martin is coming off a knockout win himself when he stopped Bryant Cruz in round eight on the undercard of Golovkin-Jacobs, where he defended his WBC Continental Americas title for the first time. Currently splitting his camp from Cleveland to Big Bear, the Chattanooga, TN native alerted fans at his Fantasy debut last December when he stopped Yardley Suarez in round four.

Opening up the televised card is Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (4-0, 3 KOs) of San Diego, CA. Gamez will return to Fantasy for the second time after a first round knockout victory his first visit. Gamez will be facing Devon Jones (2-4, 1 KO), of Louisiana, in a scheduled six-round bout. Jones is coming off of four straight losses, three of them from knockouts, which were in the hands of Golden Boy prospect Ryan Garcia in February, and Top Rank’s newest addition, Gabriel Flores, Jr. this May.

On the live streamed portion of the card:

Maryland’s Lamont Roach (13-0, 5 KOs) will defend his WBC Youth Silver super featherweight title for the first time against Mexico’s Jesus Valdez (20-2-1, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout.

Missouri’s Keandre Gibson (16-1-1, 7 KOs) is looking to bounce back from his first defeat when he faces Dennis Dauti (14-2, 7 KOs) from Greece in a scheduled eight-round bout.

Wisconsin’s Luis Feliciano (1-0) will make his second professional appearance and his Fantasy debut when he steps into the ring with Mexico’s Baltazar Ramirez (3-2, 3 KOs) in a scheduled six round bout.

Philly’s Damon Allen (11-0-1, 5 KOs) will open up the card against Gamaliel Diaz (40-16-3, 19 KOs) of Mexico in a scheduled eight-round bout.

Weigh ins for tomorrow’s bouts will be broadcast live at 1pm today at www.RingTv.com.

Live stream bouts on Friday night will started at 5:30p PT on the ESPN3 and ESPN App. Golden Boy Boxing On Espn will air live at 7p PT on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2.



Nancy Rodriguez