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Randy Moreno-Victor Rosas bout takes place this Friday in Texas

Randy Moreno (left) tags Raul Chirino. Photo by Tom Hogan

Junior lightweight prospect Randy Moreno returns to action this Friday against gatekeeper Victor Rosas at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.

beIN Sports will broadcast the three-fight card live (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).

In his most recent bout, Moreno (12-1, 10 knockouts) stopped the previously-unbeaten Jorge Castaneda at the same Laredo venue. The 22-year-old boxer-puncher from Las Vegas has won his last four bouts since losing by knockout to veteran Thomas Madrid in March of last year.

Last time out, Rosas (9-8, 3 KOs) lost a one-sided decision to unbeaten lightweight Jamaine Ortiz on Feb. 23. That was his fourth consecutive defeat. His last victory, two years ago, was a sixth-round stoppage of Ricardo Lamas who was unbeaten at that time.

The aforementioned Castaneda (9-1, 9 KOs) will attempt to rebound from the loss to Moreno when he squares off against Carlos Villareal. Castaneda will have a partisan Laredo crowd on his side and all of his professional fights have taken place at this arena.

Villareal (9-2, 8 KOs), who resides in Las Vegas, has mostly fought as a lightweight and junior welterweight. He won his previous three fights before losing by unanimous decision to Eder Amaro Fajardo on Apr. 7.

Opening the beIN Sports telecast will be a six-round featherweight bout between Jorge Ramos (6-0, 3 KOs) and Eric Manriquez (6-3 1 NC, 3 KOs).


Francisco A. Salazar has written for since October 2013.He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing


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