Antonio Moran to face Richard Zamora tonight on Telemundo
Former lightweight contender Antonio Moran will face once-beaten Richard Zamora tonight, promoter Tuto Zabala confirmed to RingTV. The 10-round junior welterweight bout will take place at the Carpa Astros in Mexico City and will air on Telemundo (11:35 p.m. ET/ PT).
Moran (20-2, with 13 knockouts) is coming off an eight-round split decision loss to Emanuel Lopez on Dec. 17. The loss snapped a four-bout winning streak and a Top 10 ranking by the WBO.
Moran should feel right at home as all but two of his bouts as a pro have taken place in Mexico City, where he resides.
Zamora (14-1, 8 KOs) fought five times in 2016, and has won his last 11 bouts.
Ismael Urieta (10-4-1, 6 KOs) will square off against Omar Solano (6-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round lightweight bout.
Bantamweights Joel Cordoba (3-2) and Edwin Campos (1-3, 1 KO) square off in a six-round bout.
Unbeaten bantamweight Francisco Alarcon (4-0, 2 KOs) faces Hytan Ramos (3-1) in a four-round bout.
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.
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