The announcement, officially made on May 9th in China, saw his promoter Liu Gang, of Zovi Boxing, confirm that Jun would be facing Panamanian based Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeno (23-5-1, 13), in a bout for the vacant WBA Super Bantamweight title on June 24th.
For Jun the bout is one he has been waiting for, and in fact an opportunity at a belt he thought he would be fighting for in February, before the WBA reversed their decision. It is however a step up in class for the Chinese fighter against a man with genuine world class ability, though it is fair to say that Cermeno is beyond his prime at 36 and has been very inactive in recent years with just 3 fights in 36 months and only one notable win in the last 6 years.
The card, being promoted by both Zovi promotions and Sampson Boxing, will also several other title bouts, including a WBA Super Featherweight title contest between Javier Fortuna (29-0-1, 21) and Jason Sosa (18-1-1, 14) and a WBA International Super Featherweight title bout between Xu Can (8-2) and Corey McConnell (15-1-1, 2), in a bout that we expect may go the distance with just 2 stoppage wins in a combined 27 bouts.
(Image courtesy of Chinanews.com)