Randy Caballero faces Oscar Negrete June 30 on ESPN
A second June edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN is set.
Randy Caballero will take on Oscar Negrete in the 10-round main event on June 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in his birthplace of Indio, California, it was announced Thursday. It will be Golden Boy Promotions’ 50th event at the venue.
Caballero traveled to Monaco and topped Stuart Hall to win a vacant bantamweight title in 2014. “El Matador” never defended the title, though. He was set to face Lee Haskins on the Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto undercard in November 2015, but Caballero missed weight by a mile and the fight was off, and with it, he was stripped of the 118-pound belt.
Now competing four pounds north, he hopes to established himself at junior featherweight.
“I’ve told everyone who will listen that my goal is to regain a world championship belt, and this is another step on that path,” Caballero (24-0, 14 knockouts) said. “I know my opponent is undefeated, but he’s never been in the ring with anyone close to my ability, and I’m confident that I’m going to take his ‘0’ on June 30.”
Negrete, who lives in Los Angeles, remained undefeated after decision victory over Victor Ruiz on the Canelo-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. undercard. Now, the Colombian is stepping up in competition.
“I’m excited to compete for my first regional belt, especially on ESPN,” Negrete (16-0, 6 KOs) said. “People may overlook me, but after June 30, everyone will know that I am a force in the super bantamweight division.”
Lamont Roach Jr. will compete in the 10-round co-feature, though no opponent is set. A standout amateur in his native Washington, D.C., Roach (13-0, 5 KOs) is on the rise at 130 pounds.
The June 30 Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will air on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes (10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT).
Other prospects on the card include, Ryan Martin, KeAndre Gibson, who is coming off the first loss of his career (to Antonio Orozco), and Genaro Gamez.
Former featherweight champion Jorge Paez will be the VIP guest at Fantasy Springs that night.