Fresh off an exciting victory over former three-division world champion, Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto on the undercard of Matthysse vs. Postol on Oct. 3, “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (23-0, 15 KOs) is ready to gain a shot at a world title in 2016 when he takes on former WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (29-8-2, 23 KOs) on March 25.
The 10-round welterweight fight will be broadcasted live nationally on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
“I’m excited to get back in the ring on March 25,” said Antonio Orozco. “I have had some great fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and on Friday, March 25, I’m preparing for a great one as well.”
“Antonio Orozco had a fantastic year in the ring in 2015, defeating veteran Humberto ‘La Zorrita’ Soto and top contender Emmanuel Taylor,” said Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “We have high hopes for Antonio in 2016 and believe he is on a path to fight for a world title soon. His next fight against Miguel Acosta on March 25 will get him one step closer to that goal.”
In the televised co-main event, newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter, Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (16-3-2, 12 KOs) of Blythe, Calif. will fight in a 10-round featherweight fight. Hoping to make air time on Estrella TV, Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (5-0, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles, will be participating in a six-round swing bout.
Undefeated top prospects round out the non-televised undercard, which will stream live on Ring TV. First, Jason “El Animal” Quigley (9-0, 8 KOs) of Donegal, Ireland is scheduled for an eight-round middleweight bout; St. Louis, Mo.’s undefeated welterweight KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson (14-0-1, 6 KOs) will fight in an eight-round fight; Emilio Sanchez (11-0, 8 KOs) of Pacoima, Calif. will participate in an eight-round featherweight bout; Indio, Calif.’s Marco Magdaleno (2-0, 1 KOs) will be engaged in a four-round event and opening up the night, Whittier, Calif. Pablo “The Shark” Rubio (4-0, 3 KOs) will fight in a four-round super bantamweight bout. Opponents will be announced shortly.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and are priced at $45, $35, $25 and can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.