On November 2nd, top lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia (18-0) will have what on paper is the toughest test of his career.  Standing across the ring from him will be the hard hitting Romero Duno (21-1). 

The fight will serve as the co-feature bout in chief support of the the Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev main event. The entire fight card will stream live on DAZN from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Duno, who is 3-0 in 2019, is spending the second half of his training camp in Las Vegas.  He has also employed the services of veteran strength and conditioning Memo Heredia for the second portion of his camp.

Heredia, who works with the likes of contenders Yordenis Ugas and Kubrat Pulev, knows that Duno has a tough task at hand.

"Well you know that Ryan Garcia is a great talent. He is a very talented young kid. He boxes well. He is extremely fast and explosive but we also saw him having difficulties a couple of fights back when he went up to 135," said Heredia.

With that being said, he has been very impressed with the work that Duno has done in camp. He believes that the Filipino will surprise a lot of people on November 2nd.

"Seeing Duno now, he is very strong. He is a very hard puncher. In our first training together he showed me that he is an aggressive guy and he wants to train hard and he gives 100%. He did very well.  I am very happy with him. I know when you have a guy that hits hard that is a good start. We are working very hard to maintain his power and at this point we want to increase his endurance and his speed a little bit.  He as fought some heavy fights where he was the opponent and he beat them all. I am very happy with what I have seen from him," Heredia told BoxingScene.com.

Heredia finished by saying that the fans can expect a great night of boxing from top to bottom.

"Ryan is a good fighter. My respect to him. He is a good kid and has a good future in boxing. He has shown good charisma and the people like him. I think it will be a good fight on the undercard," said Heredia.

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