Since the start of this month we've known that Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22) would be facing former world champion Edgar Sosa (52-9, 30) on September 24th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The bout is supposed to help Nietes prepare for a Flyweight title bout in 2017 and should help him adapt to the new weight, ahead of a possible show down with Juan Francisco Estrada.
Since the announcement of Nietes Vs Solis we've seen two under-card bouts being set for the card.
The chief support bout will see the once beaten Arthur Villanueva (29-1, 15) defending his WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title against Mexico's Juan Jimenez (22-10, 15). Villanueva won the title back in May, when he scored a very controversial knockout win against Jimenez, who seemed to be finished off with a headbutt. It's clear that Jimenez will be seeking revenge for that loss, which ended a 3 fight winning streak. For Villanueva the bout allows him to claim a legitimate win over the Mexican and also allows him to score a win on US soil, something he failed to do last year when he controversially lost to McJoe Arroyo in a world title bout.
The other under-card bout will see the highly regarded Mark Magsayo (14-0,11) face Mexican Ruben Garcia (17-2-1,7). The twice beaten Mexican, who has lost to Rafael Rivera and Randy Caballero, comes into this bout with back to back wins in the Dominican Republic. Although not the most talented fighter he will be coming to win. For Magsayo the bout will be his second in the US and will see him defending teh WBO International Featherweight title, a title he won earlier this year in a slugfest with Chris Avalos.
We're awaiting more announcements regarding the show but it seems like those 3 bouts will the only notable ones.
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