Lem Satterfield

Ponce de Leon-Lazcano on May 4 prior to Mayweather-Cotto

Former junior featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon will face twice-beaten Eduardo Lazcano
in a clash of Mexican southpaw featherweights on May 4 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino the night before WBC welterweight beltholder Floyd Mayweather Jr. challenges WBA junior middleweight title holder Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions has announced.

Ponce de Leon (42-4, 35 knockouts) is coming off a sixth-round knockout of Omar Estrella in January that helped him to bounce back from consecutive decision losses to unbeaten fighters Adrien Broner and Yuriorkis Gamboa in March and September of last year. Lazcano is 24-2 with 11 knockouts.

The bout will be televised on Fox Sports Net and Fox Deportes, and feature junior middleweight Derrick Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, against Ishe Smith (22-5, 10 KOs), of Las Vegas.

Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com


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