Oscar Duarte (proper) clocks Andres Garcia in March 2020. (Photograph by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos)
Light-weight Oscar Duarte will face Alex Martin, Saturday evening, Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez instructed The Ring Monday morning. The ten-round bout, which might be fought at a catchweight of 136 kilos, will happen at Walter Pyramid, in Lengthy Seashore, California, and can stream dwell on DAZN (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).
The bout between Duarte and Martin, who has fought principally as a junior welterweight in latest bouts, is a probably compelling conflict.
Duarte (24-1-1, 19 knockouts) most just lately fought on December 17 in a stay-busy battle, stopping journeyman Javier Franco within the third spherical.
The 27-year-old Duarte, who resides in Parral, Mexico, has fought below the Golden Boy Promotions banner since September 2015 and has notable wins over Mark Bernaldez and Roger Gutierrez. Duarte has gained his final 9 bouts, all by stoppage, since struggling his lone defeat as a professional by the hands of Adrian Estrella in February 2019.
Martin can be an honest step-up in opposition for Duarte and may have a slight attain (two inches) and top benefit (one inch).
The 33-year-old Martin (18-4, 6 KOs), who was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, defeated former title challenger Henry “Hank” Lundy by way of unanimous resolution in his most up-to-date bout on August 6. In his earlier battle on March 19 of final 12 months, Martin misplaced by unanimous resolution to contender Michael McKinson.
Regardless of going by means of a stretch of three consecutive defeats in 2017, two towards Miguel Cruz and one towards Bryant Perrella, Martin does have wins over unbeaten fighters, together with fringe light-weight contender Angel Fierro, in January 2020, and Luis Hernandez Ramos in March 2021.
Additionally on the Golden Boy Promotions card might be a conflict of unbeaten junior middleweight prospects. Eric Tudor (7-0, 6 KOs), of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will sq. off towards Oakland’s Damoni Cato-Cain (7-0-1, 6 KOs).
The 21-year-old Tudor just lately signed a promotional cope with Golden Boy.
In the principle occasion, former WBO tremendous middleweight titlist Gilberto Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs), of Mazatlan, Mexico, will face Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KOs) in a 12-round gentle heavyweight bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached at [email protected]. It’s also possible to observe Francisco on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing.