Top Rank recently announced that former two-division champion Jose Pedraza will face Javier Molina on September 19th in a bout that will headline an ESPN+ card. The two were originally scheduled to square off on May 9th but like many bouts scheduled for the spring, it was cancelled due to COVID-19. The fight will take place in a fanless controlled environment which has been named "The Bubble".
Both fighters have fought once in 2020. Pedraza defeated Mikkel LesPierre in July as part of Top Rank's series of fights inside of The Bubble at the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas over the summer while Molina was last in action in February when he defeated former title challenger Amir Imam via unanimous decision on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 undercard.
BoxingScene.com has been advised that two-time Olympic gold medal winner Robeisy Ramirez (4-1) of Cuba will return to action on the Pedraza-Molina undercard against Puerto Rican Felix Caraballo (13-2-2).
After shockingly losing his pro debut, Ramirez, who campaigns as a featherweight in the pro ranks, has reeled off 4 consecutive victories. Those wins coincide with his linking up with world class trainer Ismael Salas. 2 of those victories have occurred inside of The Bubble.
Caraballo also has experience fighting without fans. He lost by 6th round stoppage to former featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson in the main event of the first fight of Top Rank's summer series on June 9th.
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