Super welterweight prospect Xander Zayas will return to the ring sooner rather than later. The Top Rank talent is expected to fight Roberto Valenzuela Jr. on September 15, 2023 in Corpus Christi, Texas on ESPN.
“I am excited for the next big step in my career that will take place on September 15 in Corpus Christi, Texas, against a Mexican warrior that I know will come prepared to give his best and will bring out the best in me,” Zayas said about his forthcoming bout.
“I am training hard to continue showing Puerto Rico and all of Latin America what I am capable of inside the ring.”
Zayas is one of many Top Rank fighters planning to fight on September 15. Jamaine Ortiz, Delante “Tiger” Johnson and Ruben Villa are among those set to make the trip to the Lone Star State. The event will be headlined by a world title bout featuring IBF Featherweight Champion Luis Alberto Lopez and challenger Joet Gonzalez.
“We’re going to bring a memorable all-Mexican war to Corpus Christi on Mexican Independence Day Weekend,” Lopez said.
“Nothing but respect to Joet, but he’s not leaving Texas with my belt. I guarantee an exciting fight, but the IBF world title will still be wrapped around my waist.”