Jose Roman (20-1, 14 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif., has a serious challenge ahead of him when he faces hardened veteran and former contender Marco Antonio Lopez (24-6, 15 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel Ontario.
In the co-feature, undefeated lightweight Cesar Villarraga (7-0, 4 KOs) will put his unbeaten record on the line against journeyman Jose Araiza (34-12-1, 25 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico (6-rounds).
Also, heavyweight LaRon Mitchell (7-0, 7 KOs) from California's Bay Area has plans on his next win against Roy McCrary (4-3, 3 KOs) of Houston.
Jose Roman, 134.2 vs. Marco Antonio Lopez, 135 (8 rounds)
Cesar Villarraga, 134.5 vs. Jose Araiza, 135 (6 rounds)
LaRon Mitchell, 254.1 vs. Roy McCrary, 271.3 (6 Rounds)
Fernando Fuentes, 123.4 vs. Joe Perez, 123.4 (6 Rounds)
Humberto Rubalcava, 121.9 vs. Isaiah Najera, 121.4 (4 Rounds)
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