By Francisco Salazar
Unbeaten bantamweight Luis Nery will fight David Sanchez this Saturday night, Zanfer Promotions liaison Sean Gibbons confirmed to BoxingScene.com.
The 10 round bout will take place at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Nery (19-0, 13 KOs), who resides in Tijuana, is coming off a 10 round unanimous decision win over Martin Casillas on April 16 in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico.
Prior to the Casillas fight, the southpaw Nery notched four consecutive knockout wins.
Sanchez will be Nery's toughest opponent thus far on paper.
Sanchez (29-3-2, 22 KOs) is coming off an eight round split decision win over Eleazar Valenzuela on February 13.
In his previous fight on September 19, Sanchez was stopped by Luis Concepcion in the 10th round, losing his interim world title belt in the process.
Sanchez does have wins over current world titleholder Marlon Tapales and former world titleholder Juan Alberto Rosas.
In the opening bout of the beIN Sports en Espanol broadcast (11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT), welterweight Jaime Munguia (15-0, 12 KOs) will face Oscar Mora (10-1, 6 KOs) in an eight round bout.
Lightweight prospects Raul Geraldo (7-1, 6 KOs) and Angel Ruiz (6-1, 5 KOs) face off in a six round bout.
Also on the Zanfer Promotions card, flyweight Sulem Urbina will make her pro debut against Eloisa Martinez (1-3-1) in a four round bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing