By Ryan Burton
Lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. (33-1-1) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico has advised BoxingScene.com that he will return to the ring on August 27th in Fallon, Nevada on the Guy Robb-Miguel Marriaga WBO featherweight eliminator undercard. Felix last fought in February when he won a split decision against Ricky Sismundo in Southern California. His next opponent will be announced in the near future.
Felix, who has won six fights in a row since coming up short against WBA super featherweight Bryan Vasquez, hopes that a win in August will secure him a fight against blue chip Puerto Rican prospect Felix Verdejo.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum recently told BoxingScene.com that he would like to put that fight on October 15th on Manny Pacquiao's pay-per-view undercard should the former eight-division champion and newly elected Filipino senator decide to continue his career. Adrien Broner has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Pacquiao.
IN OTHER NEWS: Lee Baxter, CEO of Lee Baxter Promotions, has announced a partnership with VonBets in association with his “Next Generation” Boxing Series.
Set to kick off July 28 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, “Next Generation” will feature up and coming fighters who are aiming to get to the next level. Most of the fighters are from Canada but some will travel from different parts of the world for the opportunity to show off their talents. The debut card on the 28th is headlined by a ten round bout featuring junior lightweight prospect Alex Dilmaghani.
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“VonBets is proud to be an official partner of the Next Generation boxing series,” said Andrew Bryant, Director of Vonbets. “We look forward to providing early odds on most of the fights and helping in generate worldwide interest in this new series featuring Canadian and international fighters.”
Baxter is looking forward to working with VonBets and believes the global potential in their partnership is unlimited.
“VonBets posting odds on many of our fights will create a much broader interest than usual for this type of series,” said Baxter. “They're fully committed to boxing and people from all across the world use their website to place wagers. This will greatly help our series and put many additional eyes on the fighters.”
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