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James DeGale flies under radar vs ex-WBC lightweight title challenger on Sunday

World Boxing News 30/09/2018

Ringstar

Premier Boxing Champions action will begin with Prelims live on FS1 and FOX Deportes this Sunday, September 30. Former world champion James DeGale makes his ring return on the bill.

Taking place at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, DeGale takes on ex-world lightweight title challenger Fidel Munoz.

‘Chunky’ is being linked to a massive fight with Chris Eubank Jr. and is just staying busy in the meantime.

On the scales this weekend, DeGale came in at 172 pounds, whilst Mexican-based Colombian Munoz was 170.

Amazingly, Munoz was competing at welterweight back in March but makes the move up in order to give DeGale a run-out.

Munoz once challenged Humberto Soto for the 135 pound WBC strap, losing a decision.

FURTHER ACTION

Undefeated prospects also look to show off their skills in exciting matchups beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

The lineup of fights leading up to the main card, also on FS1 and FOX Deportes, sees Jesse Rodriguez take on Edwin Reyes in an eight-round flyweight showdown.

Arnold Alejandro battles Francisco Camacho in a six-round featherweight attraction.

Prelims also feature Kody Davies squaring-off against Quinton Rankin in eight rounds of light heavyweight action. Plus the pro debut of amateur standout Omar Juarez as he faces Matt Gaver in a four-round super lightweight contest.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Ringstar Sports, are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

The event is headlined by unbeaten featherweight contender Brandon Figueroa battling rugged veteran Oscar Escandon. 2016 Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce facing Iago Kiladze in a heavyweight attraction.

Coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and includes a trio of rising prospects.

Nigerian Olympian Efe Ajagba steps in for a heavyweight bout, sensational prospect Joey Spencer competes in a super welterweight match, Also, Stephen Fulton looks to remain unbeaten in a featherweight fight.

The 18-year-old Rodriguez (6-0, 4 KOs) turned pro last year with four victories before adding two more triumphs in 2018. The Los Angeles-native will be opposed by the 31-year-old Reyes (8-3-3, 5 KOs) out of Las Vegas Nevada who most recently fought to a draw against once-beaten Jesus Soler in July.


PROSPECTS

Alejandro (7-0, 6 KOs) enters this fight on a six-fight knockout streak after winning a decision in his pro debut back in 2016. The 22-year-old Dallas-native looks for his third victory of the year when he goes up against 25-year-old Francisco Camacho (7-8-1, 3 KOs) out of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Representing his native Wales in the United Kingdom, Davies (7-0, 3 KOs) has been busy in 2018. He’s racked up five wins including his first six-round victory. The 24-year-old will make his U.S. debut on Sunday. He faces the 31-year-old Rankin (12-5-2, 9 KOs) who fights out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

After a stellar amateur career, the 19-year-old Juarez will step into the ring for the first time as a pro on September 30. He fights out of the Brownsville-area of Texas and is a motivational speaker for kids in the area. He will be opposed by the 20-year-old Gaver (0-1) out of Bakersfield, California.

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