Kayode vs Coyne, Avalos vs Romero in Play For 9/9

By Mike Coppinger has been advised by Gary Shaw Productions matchmaker John Benati that a Sept. 9 ShoBox card has been set, headlined by a super bantamweight bout between Chris Avalos and Jhonatan Romero, to take place "possibly" in the state of Washington.

The 21-year-old Avalos (19-1, 15 KOs) is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Khabir Suleymanov on ShoBox in June. The Colombian-based Romero (18-0, 11 KOs) made his American debut in June with a six-round decision victory over Cecilio Santos.

The co-feature is slated to involve undefeated cruiserweight power-puncher Lateef Kayode (17-0, 14 KOs), possibly against Ryan Coyne (17-0, 6 KOs).

Mike Coppinger is a regular boxing freelancer for USA TODAY and Ring Magazine. He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, the Ring Ratings Advisory Panel and the Yahoo! Sports Boxing Panel. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-10-2011

I'll have my doubts about this Romero till I see him if Santos went 6 w/him...Santos usually goes early from body shots...

Comment by mshap on 08-09-2011

Kayoda has to be spoon fed patsies because as soon as he faces someone real, he gets destroyed.

Comment by wslay on 08-09-2011

Kayode continues to duck the best....again....

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