Undefeated welterweight prospect Hugo Centeno Jr. will headline this month’s Fight Night Club at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 1.
Centeno (10-0, 6 knockouts), a 20-year-old amateur standout from Oxnard, Calif., faces David Lopez in a scheduled six-round junior middleweight bout.
Centeno, who reportedly posted a 90-8 amateur record before turning pro in 2009, exhibited a fan-friendly mix of boxing skill and fighting spirit in his most recent bouts, a four-round decision over Alfredo Rivera on the Saul Alvarez-Alfonso Gomez undercard in September and a Telefutura-televised six-round decision over Hector Orozco on Nov. 4.
The 6-foot-1 boxer-puncher will be put to the test by Lopez (3-6-3), a 24-year-old journeyman from Idaho who is much better than his record indicates.
Lopez, a tough-as-nails counter puncher, has only lost on points to undefeated fighters, and some of those losses — such as his six-round split-decision to Patrick Teixeira (11-0 at the time) in February — were disputed by fans and the ringside press.
A pair of 1-0 local favorites, Santiago Guevara and Luis Mora, are featured in the scheduled four-round co-main and opening TV bouts of the Fox Sports Net-televised card.
Guevara, of Montebello, Calif., takes on Salvador Cifuentes (1-2), of Chula Vista, Calif., while Mora, of Los Angeles, faces Cameron Krael (0-0-1), of Las Vegas.
Also, on the card, which will be streamed live on RingTV.com (beginning at 8:00 p.m. PT), Freddie Roach’s latest protégé, Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman will make his anticipated pro debut.
Wohlman, a late-comer to the sport who went from juvenile delinquency to the California Golden Gloves title, is not in with a soft touch for his first pro fight.
He faces Ricardo Malfavon (1-6-1, 1 KO), a tough and awkward 29-year-old journeyman who went the distance with undefeated prospects Jamie Kavanagh and Ernesto Ocon, and scored a first-round KO of Salvador Rios, in his other Fight Night Club appearances.
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