Unbeaten featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz Jr. won a regional title with a second-round TKO of Hugo Partida on Friday in Indio, California.
Undefeated featherweight contender Ronny Rios won a close 10-round unanimous decision over game and competitive Andrew Cancio in a Golden Boy Live! main event from the UIC Center in Chicago on Monday. Rios won by scores of 97-93 (twice) and 96-94.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer calls the July 12 Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara bout and even matchup. “The two best jr. middleweights not named Mayweather, fighting each other,” said Schaefer.