Yokasta Valle, Charles Conwell to battle on Prograis-Zepeda card

Yokasta Valle will problem Evelyn Bermudez for the WBC and WBO junior flyweight titles at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park on November 26 in Carson, Calif., whereas unbeaten junior middleweight Charles Conwell faces Juan Carlos Abreu.

Each 10-round bouts will seem on the undercard of the Regis Prograis-Jose Zepeda pay-per-view card, which is able to stream stay on Fite.television.

Valle (26-0, 9 knockouts), who’s initially from Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and now resides in San Jose, is at the moment ranked No. 2 by The Ring at 105 kilos in its feminine rankings. Bermudez is ranked No. 2 by The Ring as a junior flyweight. 

In her final bout on September 8, the 30-year-old Valle defeated Thi Thi Nhi Nguyen by unanimous determination in a unification battle over 10 one-sided rounds. Valle efficiently defended her IBF world title and added Nguyen’s WBO within the course of. 

Valle will likely be making one other return to Southern California. She fought in close by Anaheim on June 11, defeating Lorraine Villalobos by unanimous determination.

Bermudez (17-0-1, 6 KOs), who resides in Rosario, Argentina, will likely be making the third protection of her unified titles towards Valle. In her final bout on July 23, Bermudez defeated Yairnieth Altuve by unanimous determination. 

The 26-year-old gained the IBF world title in December 2018, defeating Maria Bautista by split-decision. Bermudez has since made six defenses of the title.

Conwell (17-0, 13 KOs) is ranked No. 10 by The Ring at junior middleweight, one of the aggressive divisions in boxing. The Cleveland resident is a 2016 U.S. Olympian and is promoted by Lou DiBella. 

Charles Conwell in motion. (Photograph courtesy of DiBella Leisure)

In his final bout on June 2 in Montreal, Conwell stopped Abraham Juarez Ramirez within the third spherical. The 25-year-old has stopped six of his final seven opponents.

Abreu (25-6-1, 23 KOs) of the Dominican Republic knocked out journeyman Emilio Julio within the second spherical of his final bout on August 12. In his earlier battle on October 29 of final yr, the 35-year-old knocked out unbeaten prospect Tursynbay Kulakhmet after being down on all three judges’ scorecards. He has gained 4 of his final 5 bouts. 

Additionally scheduled for motion is 2020 Olympic gold medalist and unbeaten heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov (11-0, 11 KOs) taking up Curtis Harper (14-8, 9 KOs) of Jacksonville, Florida, in a 10-round bout. Jalolov stands 6-foot-7 and can also be promoted by DiBella. 

Opening the pay-per-view stream will likely be Fernando Vargas Jr. (6-0, 6 KOs) towards an opponent to be decided in a six-round junior middleweight bout. The 25-year-old is skilled by his father, two-time world champion Fernando Vargas. 

Zepeda and Prograis will likely be combating for the vacant WBC world junior welterweight title. The cardboard is being promoted by Legendz Leisure in affiliation with Marv Nation. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He might be reached at [email protected]


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