RingTV.com has confirmed reports that Juan Manuel Marquez’s new opponent will be Ukrainian Sergei Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KOs) on April 14 at New Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. Fedchenko replaces light-hitting junior welterweight Cesar Rene Cuenca.
The fight will be for the WBO’s interim junior welterweight belt.
Marquez last fought in Mexico City in 1994, when he stopped Jose Luis Montes in the second round.
Fedchenko has won seven straight bouts since losing a majority decision to Kaiser Mabuza in September 2009.