Eloy Perez Reday to Defend NABO Title
According to fightnews.com Eloy Perez (20-0-2 5 KO) is going to defend his NABO super featherweight title against replacement opponent Alejandro Rodriguez (12-16 KO).
Perez was slated to face the much more experienced Daniel Jimenez (20-3 12 KO). The fight will be shown live on Solo Boxeo Tecate on April 15. Perez is coming off his career best win over Roger "Speedy" Gonzalez (27-4 18 KO).
Perez is getting pushed pretty hard by Golden Boy and in the little I have seen of him he looks okay but nothing to write home about. Rodriguez is a non-challenge and shouldn't pose many problems.
Perez has struggled in a few of his fights recently so this appears to be a confidence building fight.
Ji Hoon Kim Out of Friday Night Fights
Also according to fightnews.com Ji Hoon Kim (22-7 18 KO) is out of his Friday Night Fight undercard fight because he has suffered a detached retina. He was slated to fight Marvin Quintero (21-3 17 KO).
Quintero will now face unhearlded Gabriel "The Ghost" Tolmajyan (10-1 3 KO). As one of my favorite fighters I hope this isn't to serious as Kim is a fun fighter to watch and is a big puncher.
He is also close to a title fight again and I would love to see him get another crack. The outlook isn't good with a detached retina though and if this is the end I thank you for some good fights.
Austin Trout May Defend WBA Title in Mexico
Yet again from fightnews.com it appears that Austin Trout will defend his title in Mexico. Trout (22-0 13 KO) won the WBA light middleweight title in his last fight in Mexico against Rigoberto Alvarez (26-3 19 KO).
It appears that Mexican prospect Marco Antonio Reyes (19-1 17 KO)will be the man across the ring from Trout. Reyes is very untested and looks to be an easy mark for Trout.
Sources say Trout has already signed the papers and the fight would take place in June in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico.