Ivan Redkach to return in January
Undefeated lightweight Ivan Redkach will fight an opponent to be determined on Jan. 9 at the Morongo resort in Cabazon, California, promoter Lou DiBella said on Friday.
A 28-year-old Ukrainian southpaw who lives and trains in Los Angeles, Redkach (17-0, 13 knockouts) is coming off a unanimous decision over Sergey Gulyakevich in June that was preceded by a unanimous decision over Tony Luis in January.
Also on the card is 26-year-old middleweight Ievgen Khytrov (7-0, 7 KOs), who will face an opponent to be determined.
Having fought seven times in 2014, Khytrov most recently scored first-round stoppages against Willie Fortune and Louis Rose, both of whom were knocked out for the first time.
“He’s my newest middleweight that I’m co-promoting now. He’s the next Golovkin,” said DiBella. “We’re going to announce the card early next week, but he will be in the co-feature.”
In another bout on the card, DiBella said Alantez Fox (13-0-1, 4 KOs) is being matched against Patrick Day (9-0-1, 5 KOs) in a clash of 22-year-olds.
“That’s a helluva fight,” said DiBella. “They’re both undefeated guys who have one draw.”
The 6-foot-5 Fox is coming off a unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia in September, with the lone blemish on his record being a draw with undefeated Frank Galarza in September 2012.
Day was last in the ring for a unanimous decision over Felipe Reyes in October, ending his own run of three consecutive stoppage victories.