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Caballero-Guevara card to feature Diego De La Hoya and Dong Taishan

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After winning the IBF’s vacant bantamweight title over Stuart Hall in October, RING No. 9-rated Randy Caballero will make his first defense against two-time title challenger Alberto Guevara in front of a hometown crowd on Feb. 27.

Caballero (22-0, 13 knockouts), 24, will fight Guevara (19-2, 7 KOs), also 24, at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, Caballero’s birthplace.

Fighting in the co-main event of a card to be televised by FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will be 20-year-old junior featherweight Diego De La Hoya, cousin of Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, opposite former title challenger Manuel Roman, 27.

Also competing will be the nearly 7-foot Chinese heavyweight Dong Taishan against Roy McCrary of Houston, as well as junior lightweight Nick Arce and bantamweight Oscar Negrete in separate bouts.

“Golden Boy Promotions has, for years, developed the future stars of boxing and that proud tradition will continue on Feb. 27,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “Just as we worked with Randy Caballero from the beginning and helped him become a champion, I’m confident that the many fighters appearing on Randy’s undercard are headed for similar success.”

Caballero will be making his 13th appearance at Fantasy Springs Casino, where he is 12-0 with five knockouts, his last appearance at the venue being a seventh round stoppage of Miguel Robles in July 2013.

Guevara is 3-2 over the course of his past five fights and was last in the ring for a second round TKO over Manuel Jimenez in November.

Diego De La Hoya is coming off a fifth round technical knockout of Ali Gonzalez in November and Roman, a second round technical knockout loss to RING No. 2-rated WBC junior featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz in September.

Also in November, Dong, 26, knocked Tommy Washington Jr. out in the first round, while McCrary lost by unanimous decision to Mario Heredia in October.

 

DUSTY HERNANDEZ-HARRISON TO MARCH IN THE MLK PARADE ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Undefeated welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will participate in the Global Peace Makers Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Peace Walk in his native Southeast Washington, D.C., according to a release.

“It’s pretty cool to be a part of something honoring Martin Luther King and his vision. My mom is Puerto Rican; my dad is white; my stepmom is Vietnamese,” said Hernandez-Harrison, 20, (25-0, 13 KOs).

“I am from a predominantly black neighborhood. That’s kind of what I feel Dr. King envisioned our society looking like one day. I am very excited to be able to do this…It means a lot to me.”

Hernandez-Harrison was last in action for a unanimous decision over Tommy Rainone that was televised on FOX Sports 1 from the Theater at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

 

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