Last night that bout was confirmed, with Golden Boy announcing the contest would be part of a double header.
The other part of the double header will be a WBA Lightweight title fight, as talented champion Jorge Linares (43-3, 27) defends his title against once beaten Filipino Mercito Gesta (31-1-2, 17). On paper this looks good, but the reality is that Linares is an elite level fighter at Lightweight whilst Gesta looked totally out of his depth in his only world title bout, against Miguel Vazquez. The 30 year old Filipino has gone 5-0-1 (3) since the loss to Vazquez around 5 years ago, but hasn't beaten a real world class fighter during that run.
The show will take place on January 27th and will be held the Forum in Inglewood, California.
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