Tonight's Solo Boxeo Tecate starts at 11:30 p.m. EDT on Telefutura, and Bad Left Hook will be here with live results and coverage, scoring the fights with round-by-round updates.
It's a nice double-header tonight, with a couple of prospects taking on veteran tests. In the de facto main event of the evening, bantamweight prospect Leo Santa Cruz (15-0-1, 7 KO) takes on Jose "Carita" Lopez (39-9-2, 32 KO) in an eight-rounder. Lopez, 39, is a former 115-pound titlist who has lost a step or two after a pretty great run from 2002-09, while the 22-year-old Santa Cruz is starting to hit a stride. In his last fight, Santa Cruz knocked out Stephane Jamoye on a body shot in the sixth round.
The other featured eight-rounder is at 140 pounds, as southpaw Luis Ramos Jr (18-0, 8 KO) takes on clever vet Francisco Lorenzo (36-9, 16 KO). Lorenzo has been in the ring with Humberto Soto (twice), and recently lost a close fight to Erik Morales in Mexico. Over the years he's also shared the ring with Juan Diaz, Victoriano Sosa, and Jorge Linares, and has wins over Nate Campbell and Cristobal Cruz, beating Cruz on two occasions. Given that Ramos struggled his last time out, this could be a really tough go for him against Lorenzo.