Fight Updates: Crawford v Lundy; Gonzalez v Segura; Ceja v Ruiz II
Three world title fights are close to being finalised in the United States involving champions at super lightweight, flyweight and super bantamweight.
Firstly, WBO 140 champion Terence Crawford is looking to put his disappointment at missing out on an April fight with Manny Pacquiao behind him by kicking off his boxing year with a bang on February 27.
The challenger in the opposite corner for the Madison Square Garden, New York bout on HBO will be Henry ‘Hank’ Lundy.
A week later at 112, pound for pound number two Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez with be aiming to improve his fantastic C.V to 45-0 in the fourth defense of his green belt in Los Angeles.
The 28 year-old is set to face ex-light flyweight title holder Giovani Segura after previously choosing Brian Viloria over the Mexican for his appearance on HBO PPV in December of last year.
According to the fighter himself, the Segura clash is pencilled in for March 5 as the champion makes what could be his final appearance at the flyweight limit before a move up to 115.
Finally, a rematch between WBC super bantamweight champion Julio Ceja and Hugo Ruiz is scheduled to happen on March 26, seven months on from the first encounter.
Ceja, 23, stunned Ruiz with a fifth round stoppage win in their vacant title bout last August at the Staples Center in California and will be looking to repeat the feat in the same state this spring.