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Mike Alvarado, Jose Ramirez, Ray Beltran set for Solo Boxeo Tecate returns

Mike Alvarado, Jose Ramirez, and Ray Beltran are all in line for main event slots on UniMás in the coming months.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Top Rank is putting together a few cards for their Solo Boxeo Tecate series on UniMás for the next few months, with some familiar names set to return to action.

Former lightweight title challenger Ray Beltran (29-7-1, 17 KO) will be back in action on May 21 in Laredo, Texas, facing Ivan Najera (16-2, 8 KO) in the main event fight. Beltran, 34, is coming off of a suspension after his win last May over Takahiro Ao, which was changed to a no-contest after Beltran failed his drug test. Beltran also missed weight by half a pound in that fight, so the vacant WBO lightweight belt wasn't winnable for him, either. Prior to that bout, he had lost to Terence Crawford on HBO in November 2014.

Najera, 23, is coming off of back-to-back losses to prospects Felix Verdejo (UD-10) and Saul Rodriguez (TKO-1). 21-year-old welterweight prospect Alex Saucedo (21-0, 14 KO) will also feature on the May 21 card, facing Claudinei Lacerda (17-14-1, 12 KO).

On June 25 in Dallas, "Mile High" Mike Alvarado (35-4, 24 KO) will continue his comeback bid in a welterweight main event against Josh Torres (15-4-2, 7 KO). Alvarado, 35, returned to the ring on March 19 in Houston with a third round knockout win over Saul Corral, and is looking to stay busy and sharp. The Colorado native has struggled with substance abuse throughout his career, but his trainer Henry Delgado says he's been clean and sober for about a year now. He looked rusty against Corral, but that was to be expected, and keeping him active is obviously the right move here.

Junior welterweight prospect Jose Ramirez (17-0, 12 KO) will be back on July 9 in Lemoore, California, with an opponent still to be announced. Ramirez, 23, is coming off of an exciting win on the Pacquiao-Bradley III undercard, where he outgunned Manny Perez over 10 rounds.

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