The 122-pound title fight between Rico Ramos and Guillermo Rigondeaux has been rescheduled, and will now take place at the Palms in Las Vegas, on January 20, live on Showtime, according to ESPN.com.
The fight will be the main event of a special ShoBox triple-header, and this is a rare occasion where "special ShoBox" is actually useful.
Ramos (20-0, 11 KO) will be defending his WBA super bantamweight belt against Cuba's Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KO) in a fight between a pair of top ten (maybe even a pair of top five) guys at 122 pounds.
The card, which was originally scheduled for New Year's Eve but fell apart when it turned out Showtime didn't actually much want to do a New Year's Eve card after all, will feature a pair of more "normal" ShoBox fights on the undercard.
Middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzales (15-0, 10 KO) will be back on ShoBox in the main co-feature. The Virgil Hunter-trained Sacramento fighter (originally from Portland) main evented the program on October 28, barely getting by tough veteran Ossie Duran, in a fight Bad Left Hook scored 77-75 for Duran over eight rounds.
Gonzales, 27, will be facing Minnesota's Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KO). Truax has been able to largely play it soft and safe in Minnesota, but there are some familiar names on his record, and in his last fight he defeated Andy Kolle via split decision on May 27 to essentially become King of Minnesota. If Truax is going to go further than he has, this is the type of fight the 28-year-old needs.
The other bout will feature super flyweight/bantamweight prospect Matthew Villanueva (6-0-1, 6 KO) taking on Michael Ruiz (8-1-1, 3 KO).