Dante Jardon to face Nery Saguilan on Saturday
Lightweight contender Dante Jardon will face Nery Saguilan on Saturday night.
The 12-round bout will take place at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. Televisa will broadcast the fight live throughout Mexico.
Jardon (29-5, 22 knockouts) won a 12-round unanimous decision over two-time junior lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado on March 26. Jardon, who resides in Mexico City, has won his last five bouts.
Jardon is ranked No. 2 by the WBC.
Saguilan (37-6-1, 13 KOs) lost a one-sided 12-round decision to Marcos Villasana Jr. in his last bout on May 28 in Acapulco, Mexico. The loss snapped a 10-bout winning streak for Saguilan.
Saguilan’s most impressive win on his resume is a close 12-round decision over DeMarcus Corley in August of last year.
Also fighting on the Promociones Del Pueblo card, junior welterweight Luis Vidales Gutierrez (9-4, 5 KOs) will square off against Shoki Sakai (21-5, 13 KOs), who has won his last four bouts.
Both fighters reside in Mexico City.
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, BoxingScene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.