It's fair to say that 2019 has been a huge year for Chinese "Monster" Can Xu (17-2, 3) [徐灿], who won the WBA "regular" Featherweight title in an upset in the US against Jesus M Rojas in January and then notched his first defense in May.
Now, according to Chinese sources, his next bout is close to being finalised and will see him return Stateside to defend his title.
Technically Xu has until November 25th to defend the title but the plan is to have him out on October 26th in Las Vegas, as part of a card headlined by Saul Alvarez. Of course Alvarez is yet to have his bout confirmed holding up the plans for Xu and the announcement of his opponent.
The original plan was for Xu to defend in September, though of his team stated that wasn't a big enough break to prepare following the bout in May, especially given the need to apply for a visa.
Xu's promoter Liu has gone to the US this week to try and finalise the details of the bout and an 8 week training camp for Xu, some of which will be with Pedro Diaz.
Gang is also said to be trying to secure a place on the card for Chinese fighter Baishanbo Nasiyiwula (15-3-1, 6) [拜山波], who was last seen getting stopped by Yusuke Konno (15-4, 8) [今野裕介] in March.
More details are expected to be confirmed by Gang on the coming days.
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