Francisco Salazar

Hugo Centeno-Dominique Dolton headline June 6 ShoBox

Oxnard, Calif.-based junior middleweight Hugo Centeno will fight fellow unbeaten prospect Dominique Dolton in a 10-round bout on June 6, Centeno's manager Joel De La Hoya told RingTV.com on Monday.

The bout will headline a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast and will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, Calif. 

In his last fight on Dec. 13, Centeno (20-0, 1 NC, 11 KOs) knocked out Angel Osuna in the 10th and final round at the same venue he will be fighting on June 6. 

Prior to that bout, Centeno fought to a no contest against Julian Williams on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, Nev. After Williams got the better of Centeno during the first three rounds, the bout was stopped in Round 4 when Centeno was unable to continue after suffering a cut over his eye from an accidental head-butt.

Centeno is now working with trainer Eric Brown at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. 

Dolton (14-0, 8 KOs) has not fought in almost a year, when he stopped Basilio Silva in the fifth round in Santo Domingo, of the Dominican Republic.

Dolton has two wins over notable foes. He defeated Donatas Bondorovas by majority decision over 10 rounds in June of 2011 and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Richard Gutierrez in November of 2012. 
No word yet on what other fights will appear on the card or on the Showtime telecast.

 

Joel De La Hoya signs Alejandro Luna

Speaking of unbeaten talent, De La Hoya recently announced signing unbeaten lightweight Alejandro Luna to a managerial contract.

The 22-year-old Luna, who hails from the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier, knocked out Sergio Rivera with one punch in his last bout on March 7 in Pala, Calif. 

Despite having beaten only five fighters with winning records thus far in his career, Luna is already ranked number 11 by the WBC and number 14 by the WBA.

Luna (17-0, 13 KOs) is currently promoted by Gary Shaw. 

 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at santio89@yahoo.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing
 

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