Danielito Zorilla and Arnold Barboza Jr. will have their time in the limelight this summer. The two 140-pound fighters will headline an exciting bout on July 15, 2022 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. The main event will not only be broadcasted on ESPN+, but Zorilla and Barboza Jr. will also showcase their talents on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
Barboza Jr. will enter the contest as the favorite. In a nearly decade-long career, he has put together a record of 26-0 with 10 knockouts. Ranked highly by both the WBO and WBC, the California native hopes to move closer to a title shot if he were to take down Zorilla.
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. This fight will put the other fighters at 140 pounds on notice. We’re going to take full advantage of it,” Barboza Jr. said, according to Boxing Scene.
Zorilla is a live underdog. With an accomplished amateur resumé and a professional record of 16-0, the Puerto Rican fighter is ranked 10th by the WBO. Like Barboza Jr., he can move one step closer to a title shot with a win.
“We have been waiting for an opportunity of this magnitude. Arnold Barboza Jr. is a quality opponent, and I’ve always wanted an at-bat against a top contender. I am working very hard, and I will be at 100 percent on July 15 to continue my journey to a junior welterweight world championship,” Zorilla noted.
Rounding out the boxing card, U.S. Olympians Keyshawn Davis and Richard Torrez Jr. will also continue their professional campaigns. The action is set to begin on July 15, 2022 at 9 p.m. on ESPN