Filipino knockout artist Romero “Ruthless” Duno (W17 KO14 L1 D0) returns to the ring as he faces Ezequiel Aviles (W16 KO6 L2 D3) for the WBC Youth Lightweight Championship on September 29 at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio California. The fight is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
Duno has been training under former world champion Rodel Mayor in LA. He made a big name in the US after knocking out then undefeated Christian Gonzales in a major upset.
“I want to thank Golden Boy and Sanman Boxing for another great opportunity. I trained so hard for this fight. I am focused on winning and winning in order to get to the bigger fights. After winning this, I want to face either Linares or Ryan Garcia or any other big name in my division. I want to show the world that I’m ready to be a world champion”, Duno stated.
“Duno has been in LA for almost 2 months and has been working hard with coach Rodel. He sparred with quality boxers. He is 100% ready for the fight,” Sanman CFO Dexter Tan said.
OTHER NEWS: Top Heavyweight prospect Darmani Rock will take part in the eight-round main event on Saturday, October 6th at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
Also, appearing in the co-feature bout will be rising lightweight prospect Jeremy Cuevas.
The show is promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions in association with Roc Nation Sports.
Rock of Philadelphia, who was the number-one amateur heavyweight in the United States and former Youth Amateur champion, has a record of 12-0 with seven knockouts.
The 22 year-old Rock is a two-year professional who has a 1st round stoppage over Carlos Cotto (8-1-1) on his resume. Rock is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Marquis Valentine on July 20th in Sloan, Iowa.
This will be Rock's 3rd appearance in Philadelphia.
Cuevas (10-0, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.