Alberto Machado will transfer ahead together with his profession in one other weight class.
Machado will face Jose Angulo tonight in a 10-round junior welterweight bout on the Coliseo Pedrin Zorrilla in Machado’s hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
At Thursday’s weigh-in, Machado weighed in at 139.6 kilos. Angulo weighed 139.2 kilos.
Machado (22-3, 18 knockouts) gained the WBA ‘Common’ world junior light-weight title by knocking out Jezzrel Corrales within the eighth spherical in a battle he was behind on all three judges’ scorecards. He would make two profitable title defenses earlier than shedding by knockout by the hands of Andrew Cancio in February 2019. Machado would lose the rematch over 4 months later.
The 32-year-old returned to motion in December 2019, knocking out Luis Porozo within the opening spherical, however was stopped by Mexico’s Angel Fierro in March 2021.
Machado believes a transfer as much as the junior welterweight division can be useful to him and he likes his possibilities in changing into one of many high contenders within the division.
“I’m motivated and pleased and it’s famous in my smile,” stated Machado at Wednesday’s press convention. “We’ve labored arduous on this a part of my profession. I really feel renewed and established myself within the junior welterweight division. I really feel sturdy and might’t wait to provide a fantastic present to my followers.”
Angulo (14-3, 7 KOs), who resides in Guayaquil, Ecuador, final fought on July 28, shedding by knockout in spherical 3 to unbeaten light-weight prospect Jousce Gonzalez. The 26-year-old has break up his final 4 bouts.
In junior light-weight motion, Edwin Valentin (11-0, 10 KOs) of close by Salinas will sq. off towards Colombia’s Yeison Vargas (21-11, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout.
Tremendous middleweight Yai Gallardo-Lozano (1-0, 1 KO) of Mexico will face former junior welterweight contender Breidis Prescott (31-20, 22 KOs) in a six-round bout. Prescott, who’s initially from Colombia and now resides in Miami, Florida, has misplaced 13 of his final 15 bouts.
The cardboard will likely be promoted by Cotto Promotions.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing