Hard-hitting fringe junior middleweight contender Serhii Bohachuk will face Aaron Coley on November 3, 360 Boxing Promotions announced Wednesday.
The 10-round bout will take place at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California and will precede the main event between unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Callum Walsh and once-beaten Delen Parsley.
Both fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).
Bohachuk (20-1, 20 knockouts), who is originally from Vinitza, Ukraine and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, will make his return to the ring after an absence of over a year. When the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia intensified in February, Bohachuk returned to Ukraine and enlisted in the army. His brother continues to serve in the Ukraine army, but Bohachuk, like unified heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk and three-division world titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko, received a special dispensation from the Ukraine government to represent his country and continue his boxing career in the United States.
The 27-year-old last fought on September 16, winning by knockout after Raphael Igbowke remained on his stool after the sixth round. The win over Igbokwe took place two months after Bohachuk knocked out journeyman Brandon Baue in the opening round.
Bohachuk’s only blemish on his record was a knockout loss to Brandon Adams on March 4 of last year in a fight Bohachuk was up on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
Coley (16-4-1, 7 KOs), who resides in Patterson, California, lost by split-decision to Jamontay Clark in his last bout on April 9. Coley has lost three of his last four bouts, but all three defeats were by split-decision in very close fights.
The 31-year-old southpaw does have a split-decision victory over Brandon Quarles in March 2019.
The November 3 card will be another installment of the ‘Hollywood Fight Night’ series. Tom Loeffler promotes both Bohachuk and Walsh.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing