Hard-hitting lightweight Giovannie Gonzalez will square off against unbeaten Ivan Pinto tonight at the Fronton Palacio Jai Alai in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
The 10-round bout will headline a Toscano Boxing Promotions card and will stream live on the Best in Boxing Facebook page (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).
Gonzalez (10-4, 8 knockouts), who resides in Modesto, California, stopped previously-unbeaten Christian Arenas in round 6 of his last bout on December 7. The fight took place less than two months after Gonzalez lost by split-decision to Ricardo Valdovinos.
The 30-year-old has suffered knockout losses to unbeaten prospect Elnur Abduraimov, unbeaten Jerry Perez and junior welterweight Willie Shaw.
Pinto (4-0, 2 KOs) defeated Donald Brown by unanimous decision in a clash of unbeaten fighters. The 31-year-old Pinto has fought all his bouts in his hometown of Tijuana.
In the co-feature, Damian Sosa will face unbeaten Angel Beltran Villa in an eight-round bout.
Sosa (14-1, 7 KOs) defeated Luciano Hernandez Garcia by unanimous decision in his last bout on February 7 in his hometown of Tijuana. The 23-year-old has won his last three bouts since suffering his only loss as a pro to unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Artem Oganesyan on March 16 of last year.
Beltran stopped Adrian Haro Campos in his last bout on December 14. The 24-year-old has stopped four of his last five opponents.
Prior to tonight’s fight, Beltran (9-0, 6 KOs) has fought all but one of his fights in his hometown of Mexicali, Mexico.
Hard-hitting Jose Alvarado (4-0, 4 KOs) will square off against Daniel Acosta (7-1, 4 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a six-round lightweight bout.
In a clash of unbeaten lightweights, hard-hitting Manuel Jaimes Barreto (8-0, 7 KOs) of Stockton, California will face Tijuana’s Lorenzo Juarez (5-0, 5 KOs) in a six-round bout.
Junior flyweight Hector Flores (13-0-3, 7 KOs) of Tijuana will square off against Jesus Lemus (11-1, 7 KOs) in a six-round bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing