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Antonio Orozco, Cornelius Bundrage on FS1 on Jan. 24

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Junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco will headline a Golden Boy Live! show on Jan. 24 on Fox Sports 1 against experienced Mexican veteran Miguel Angel Huerta, Golden Boy announced on Friday. 

A 26-year-old San Diego resident with a mark of 18-0 that includes 14 knockouts, Orozco will pursue his seventh consecutive knockout victory at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Huerta (27-11-1, 18 KOs) is a loser of three of his past four bouts heading into the clash with Orozco, who was last in the ring for a third-round stoppage of Ivan Hernandez in August.

On the undercard, former junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) will face once-beaten southpaw Joey Hernandez (23-1-1, 13 KOs) in an IBF eliminator for the right to face titleholder Carlos Molina.

Last month, Golden Boy won the purse bid with $11,000 for the right to promote Bundrage-Hernandez. In his last bout in February, Bunderage was dethroned as IBF beltholder following a majority decision loss to Ishe Smith, who lost to Molina by split decision in September.

Hernandez has won three of his past five fights by knockout and is coming off a unanimous decision win over James Winchester in November of 2012.



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