Junior featherweight prospect Charles Huerta will make his second consecutive Solo Boxeo appearance against an unbeaten opponent when he faces Chris Martin in the Telefutura-televised main event on May 20 in Santa Ana, Calif.
Huerta (16-2, 9 knockouts), of Paramount, Calif., faced Raul Hirales Jr. (12-0-1) on Solo Boxeo in January and lost an eight-round split decision to the unbeaten Mexican prospect, who outworked him in a good fight.
Huerta had won five in a row after suffering a shocking first-round KO to unbeaten Derrick Wilson in June of 2009. The 24-year-old boxer-puncher's loss to Hirales put his "prospect status" in question in the eyes of many fans and boxing writers, which is why the fight with Martin is such a risky choice.
Huerta will no longer be considered a prospect if loses his second consecutive fight, which is a possibility.
Martin (21-0-2, 6 KOs), a crafty technician from San Diego, has already proven his ability to neutralize the power and aggression of a feared puncher when he out-boxed undefeated Chris Avalos (16-0) over 10 rounds last August.
The 24-year-old boxer also owns wins over then-undefeated prospect Eduardo Arcos (15-0) and veteran Jose Luis Araiza (29-2), both of whom were known for their heavy hands.
Undefeated featherweight prospect Ronny Rios (13-0, 6 KOs), of Santa Ana, Calif., will fight in the co-featured bout of the Solo Boxeo show against an opponent to be announced.