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Navarrete, Greer, Andrew Moloney To Headline Top Rank's ESPN Shows In June

Joshua Greer Jr. and Jason Moloney were supposed to meet in an important bantamweight bout April 25, but they’ve temporarily taken divergent paths.

According to an ESPN.com story Saturday, those 118-pound contenders will face different opponents in upcoming bouts ESPN will televise beginning June 9 from MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Altogether, ESPN.com revealed six main events or co-features Saturday that weren’t previously reported by BoxingScene.com or other outlets.

Chicago’s Greer (22-1-1, 12 KOs) is scheduled to face the Philippines’ Mike Plania (23-1, 12 KOs) in ESPN’s main event June 16. In the co-feature of that Tuesday night show, Giovani Santillan (25-0, 15 KOs), a welterweight prospect from San Diego, will square off against Antonio DeMarco (33-8-1, 24 KOs), a former WBC lightweight champion.

Australia’s Moloney (20-1, 17 KOs) will compete on an ESPN/Top Rank card in June or July, but his opponent hasn’t been announced yet.

Moloney’s twin brother, Andrew Moloney (21-0, 14 KOs), will headline an ESPN/Top Rank show June 23, when he’ll battle San Antonio’s Joshua Franco (16-1-2, 8 KOs) in a 12-round fight for Moloney’s WBA secondary super flyweight title. Puerto Rico’s Christopher Diaz (25-2, 16 KOs) and Jason Sanchez (15-1, 8 KOs), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, are set to meet in the co-feature of the June 23 card, a 10-round junior lightweight bout.

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ESPN.com also reported Saturday that WBO junior featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete (31-1, 27 KOs) will headline ESPN’s June 20 show from TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Mexico’s Navarrete (31-1, 27 KOs) will face seemingly overmatched compatriot Uriel Lopez (13-13-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round, non-title fight.

ESPN and Top Rank are expected to announce the full five-fight cards Monday for the June 9, June 11, June 16, June 18, June 23 and June 30 cards in Las Vegas, as well as for the June 20 card in Mexico City.

Below is a list of the main events and co-features that already have been announced. All cards will take place at MGM Grand’s Ballroom Conference Center, unless otherwise noted.

June 9

Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs), Newark, New Jersey, vs. Felix Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KOs), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 10 rounds, junior lightweights.

Mikaela Mayer (12-0, 5 KOs), Colorado Springs, Colorado, vs. Helen Joseph (17-4-2, 10 KOs), Hamden, Connecticut, 10 rounds, junior lightweights.

June 11

Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KOs), Las Vegas, vs. Yenifel Vicente (36-4-2, 28 KOs, 1 NC), Miami, 10 rounds, junior lightweights.

Adam Lopez (13-2, 6 KOs), Glendale, California vs. Luis Coria (12-2, 7 KOs), Moreno Valley, California, 10 rounds, featherweights.

June 16

Joshua Greer Jr. (22-1-2, 12 KOs), Chicago vs. Mike Plania (23-1, 12 KOs), General Santos City, Philippines, 10 rounds, junior featherweights.

Giovani Santillan (25-0, 15 KOs), San Diego, vs. Antonio DeMarco (33-8-1, 24 KOs), Lakeside, California, 10 rounds, welterweights.

June 18

Jose Pedraza (26-3, 13 KOs), Cidra, Puerto Rico, vs. Mikkel LesPierre (22-1-1, 10 KOs), Brooklyn, 10 rounds, welterweights.

Gabe Flores (17-0, 6 KOs), Stockton, California, vs. Josec Ruiz (21-2-3, 14 KOs), Miami, 8 rounds, lightweights.

June 20 (At TV Azteca Studios, Mexico City)

Emanuel Navareete (31-1, 27 KOs), San Juan Zitlaltepec, Mexico, vs. Uriel Lopez (13-13-1, 6 KOs), Mexico City, 10 rounds, featherweights.

June 23

Andrew Moloney (21-0, 14 KOs), Kingscliff, Australia, vs. Joshua Franco (16-1-2, 8 KOs), San Antonio, 12 rounds for Moloney’s WBA world super flyweight title.

Christopher Diaz (25-2, 16 KOs), Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, vs. Jason Sanchez (15-1, 8 KOs), Albuquerque, New Mexico, 10 rounds, junior lightweights.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by DM1-43 on 06-01-2020

Yeah that Navarrete fight is absolute garbage. They should be ashamed by that matchup

Comment by DM1-43 on 06-01-2020

These are terrible cards. I’m so sick of these bull**** fights that us boxing fans are subjected to. I will say in that regard UFC is leaving boxing in the dust. I think every boxer deserves to have showcase fights…

Comment by 1hourRun on 05-31-2020

Jessie Magdaleno vs. Yenifel Vicente. June 11 Shakur Stevenson vs. Felix Caraballo. June 9 Mikaela Mayer vs. Helen Joseph. June 9 Andrew Moloney vs. Joshua Franco. June 23 Christopher Diaz vs. Jason Sanchez I rank these fights in that order.…

Comment by titanium on 05-31-2020

[QUOTE]Top Rank's ESPN Shows In June [/QUOTE] hopefully..

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 05-31-2020

I know there are unknowns boxers and also mismatches, but let's hope for the Boxing Gods that fights turn competitive and upsets happens. :boxing:

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