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Carlos Morales to face Luis Franco on Aug. 5

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Junior featherweight Carlos Morales will fight former featherweight contender Luis Franco on Aug. 5, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz told RingTV on Monday.

The 10-round bout will take place at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California. Estrella TV will broadcast the fight, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Morales (13-1-3, 6 knockouts), who resides in nearby Highland Park, has won 13 fights straight after going winless in his first four bouts as a pro. Those four bouts consisted of split and majority decision draws and a loss.

In his last bout on Feb. 19, Morales won a one-sided, 10-round decision over Omar Tienda of Mexico.

The 26-year-old Morales has also beaten modest prospects, including Gabriel Tolmajyan, Santiago Guevara and Emanuel Gonzalez.

Franco (14-1-1, 9 KOs) would be a significant step up in opposition for Morales.

The 34-year-old from Miami, Florida, is unbeaten in his last four bouts since a 12-round split decision loss to Mauricio Munoz in October of 2012.

Franco does have a draw against former WBA junior featherweight titleholder Javier Fortuna and a split decision win over former fringe contender Leonilo Miranda.

In the “Boxeo Estelar” co-feature, unbeaten featherweight Joet Gonzalez (13-0, 6 KOs) will face Sergio Lopez (20-10-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round bout.

Highly-touted amateur Angel Bojado will make his pro debut in a four-round bout. Bojado is the younger brother of Francisco Bojado. will air the entire Golden Boy Promotions card, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PT.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.