Boxing: Joseph Diaz Jr. to Fight Ruben Tamayo on Oct. 23

By Mike Sloan Sep 17, 2015

Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday that undefeated featherweight contender Joseph Diaz Jr. will square off against Ruben Tamayo in the main event of a card to be televised by Estrella TV live from Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., on Oct. 23.

Diaz (17-0, 10 KOs) has been impressive thus far in his young career, as he’s toppled a plethora of moderate opponents throughout California and Texas. Diaz last fought in July, when he outpointed Rene Alvarado over 10 rounds. Tamayo will mark the first sturdy test of his professional life up to this point as he’s taken on much stiffer opposition.

Tamayo (23-6-4, 15 KOs) is coming off two consecutive losses, with one of them coming via fifth-round knockout to Jesus Cuellar for the “interim” WBA featherweight title. He last fought in June, when he dropped a 10-round decision to Oscar Valdez.

In the co-feature, Frankie Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) will be taking on Jorge Silva (19-9-2, 15 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight tilt.

Ring TV will stream the prelims, which will include the pro debut of Angel Bojado. Additionally, KeAndre Gibson (13-0, 5 KOs) will fight in an eight-round super middleweight duel against an opponent to be named, and Paul Ritter (0-1) will take on debuting Relanzo Richard Jr. in a heavyweight four-rounder.


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