Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco returns to the ring on the undercard of the April 26 Showtime tripleheader topped by Keith Thurman-Julio Diaz at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif., manager Frank Espinoza confirmed to RingTV on Monday.
Orozco will face Martin Honorio in a 10 round bout for a regional title bout.
The fight will be part of the Golden Boy Promotions card and will likely be broadcast on Showtime Extreme.
Orozco (19-0, 15 KOs) scored an impressive second round knockout victory over Miguel Angel Huerta at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif. on January 24th. Orozco was stunned in the first round before ending matters in the following round.
The victory over Huerta was Orozco's seventh in a row by knockout.
The 26-year-old from San Diego, Calif. has impressed many in the boxing business with his aggressive and fan-friendly style.
Orozco will face the toughest opponent thus far in his career in Honorio.
The former world title challenger lost his last two fights to former 130-pound titleholders Juan Carlos Salgado and Argenis Mendez in July of 2012.
Honorio (32-8-1, 16 KOs) had won three fights in a row prior to his two-bout losing streak.
The Mexico City resident does hold wins over John Molina, Rogers Mtagwa, and Steven Luevano.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing