Alex Saucedo vs. Gustavo Vittori on Top Rank's Sept. 22 Card

By Ryan Burton

Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman has advised that a super lightweight clash between Alex Saucedo (25-0) and Gustavo Vittori (19-2) will take place on September 22nd in Tucson, Arizona. 

The bout will take place on the Oscar Valdez-Genesis Servania WBO featherweight title fight undercard.  Gilberto Ramirez defends his WBO super middleweight belt against Jesse Hart in the ESPN televised co-feature bout.

The 23-year-old Saucedo is trained by Abel Sanchez - who's stable of fighters includes Gennady Golovkin and Murat Gassiev - has shown a lot of improvement in their three fights together.

Vittori, who fights out of Argentina, has gone 6-0-1 in his past 7 bouts and will be taking a big step up in competition against Saucedo.

Olympians Michael Conlan and Felix Verdejo, who is the mandatory challenger to WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanangan's belt, will also appear on the undercard.

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The San Fernando Valley’s only Professional Boxing show returns to the World Famous Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California for another installment of VALLEY FIGHT NIGHT on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Here is a preview of some of this Friday’s featured bouts.

Jaber Zayani vs. Angel Monrreal, 6 Rounds – Super Featherweight

French prospect Jaber Zayani (9-0) was a big mystery coming into his first bout on U.S. Soil last June as the competition he faced in his native France had a combined 15-48-2 record. Zayani answered some questions in his U.S. debut by pitching a shutout in a unanimous decision victory over Mike Fowler (5-8). Zayani now returns to answer a few more questions against the perfect litmus test in rugged Mexican veteran Angel Monrreal (9-15-1). Zayani, the latest European import at Wildcard Boxing Club, will attempt to prove he belongs on the world level with his 10th professional win. While the battle tested Monrreal, who has won 2 of his last 3 bouts, will look to show the Frenchman that things do not come so easy against Mexican boxers in the U.S.

Stelios Papadopoulos vs. Jose Miguel Castro, 6 Rounds – Super Lightweight

After a draw in his pro debut, Greek import Stelios Papadopoulos (7-0-1) has rolled off 7 consecutive victories on the local circuit. He now faces his toughest opponent to date in Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Castro (5-8). Castro’s record will deceive an ill-prepared Papadopoulos as the Puerto Rican has banged gloves with a roll call of blue chip prospects and has nearly upset a few with multiple majority decision losses on his ledger.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 08-17-2017

Damn Bob moving my boy slow as f#ck. Saucedo been pro almost 6 years now & this will only be his 2nd 10 rounder, assuming it is a 10 rounder.

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