Roc Nation Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Canelo Promotions are pleased to announce the preliminary undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez event on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The preliminary bouts will be available to view digitally on World Boxing News starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
In preliminary undercard action, San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (11-0, 9 KOs) will face Tyrone “Hands of Stone” Luckey (8-4-2, 6 KOs) of Long Branch, NJ in a six-round lightweight bout. After representing his native country in many international competitions, Machado looked to implement his power and style during each match starting with his pro debut on Nov.17, 2012 against Alex Nazario, which resulted in a third-round technical knockout. On Nov. 11, 2014, Machado overtook Alvin Torres with a second-round technical knockout to secure the vacant WBC USNBC Super Featherweight Title. Luckey will look to tarnish Machado’s undefeated record when they clash on Nov. 21.
Making the first defense of his IBF Bantamweight World Title, Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will headline the preliminary undercard preceding the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast of Cotto vs. Canelo as he faces off against England’s Lee “Playboy” Haskins (32-3, 14 KOs).
A Silver Medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Zhang “Big Bang” Zhilei (5-0, 3 KOs) of Zhengzhou, China is an imposing figure at 6’6” who continues to infuse excitement into the heavyweight division. On August 8, 2014, Zhang made his professional debut by scoring a first-round knockout win over Curtis Lee Tate in Fallon, Nevada. On Nov. 21, he faces Juan Goode (6-2, 5 KOs) of Taylor, MI in a four-round heavyweight bout.
Puerto Rican unbeaten favorite Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (15-0, 11 KOs) joins the preliminary undercard after scoring a third-round knockout victory against Armando Vazquez at Coliseo Hector Sola Bezares in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Aug. 8, 2015. Martinez will look to extend his undefeated record to sixteen fights on Nov. 21 when he takes on fellow undefeated fighter Oscar Mojica (8-0, 1 KO) of Dallas, TX in a six-round junior bantamweight fight.
Opening up the card, San Antonio up-and-coming prospect Hector “El Finito” Tanajara (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Jose Fabian Naranjo (3-1-1, 1 KO) of Uruapan, Baja California, Mexico in a four-round lightweight bout. The eight-time national champion Tanajara made his professional debut as a newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter on Aug. 6 and has added three impressive wins to his resume since then. On Nov. 21, he’ll look to add a fourth win with a victory over Naranjo in the ring.
A limited number of tickets priced at $2,000, $1,750, $1,250 and $650, not including applicable service charges, can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay box office, ticketmaster.com, mandalaybay.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket orders are limited to four per person.
Tickets for closed circuit viewings of Cotto vs. Canelo at select MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas are priced at $75, not including applicable service charges, and can be purchased at all MGM Resorts International Ticket Offices, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Log on to the WBN website from 7pm ET to view the undercard action live.