Former titleholders Kendall Holt and Julio Diaz will collide on the May 13 edition of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights, a broadcast to originate from Santa Ynez, Calif.
Holt (26-4, 14 knockouts) once held the WBO light welterweight crown, while Diaz (38-6, 27 KOs) is a former IBF lightweight champion. Both are known for aggression and explosiveness, which could produce a fan-friendly fight.
In the televised eight-round co-main, unbeaten Jonathan Gonzalez (12-0, 12 KOs) will tangle with Chicago power puncher Rudy Cisneros (12-2, 11 KOs).
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