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Velez-Brea on Wilder-Manswell undercard

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Unbeaten featherweight Jayson Velez, of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will pursue his 19th victory without a loss against Miami’s Leivi Brea on Saturday night’s card at the Mobile Civic Center Arena Expo Hall in Mobile, Ala. The main event matches heavyweight prospect Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder of Tuscaloosa, Ala., against Trinindad and Tobago’s Kertson “The Warrior” Manswell.

Velez, who is 24, takes on a relatively hard puncher in Brea, a southpaw with a record of 19-9-3 (10 knockouts) who is promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions.

A 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, Wilder is after his 24th straight knockout in as many victories without a loss against Manswell (22-5, 17 KOs) in a clash that is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Manswell has replaced Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KOs), of Pensacola, Fla., who pulled out of the bout due to a rib injury.

Wilder’s clash with Manswell will be televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes starting at 10 p.m. ET, 9 p.m CT and 7 p.m. PT. FUEL TV will televise Wilder-Manwell on Sunday, September 30 at noon ET and 9 a.m. PT.