Diego De La Hoya, who has designs on a world title shot in 2019, will end his 2018 boxing year with a return to action on Nov. 17 in Mexicali, Mexico, facing Edixon Perez on a beIN Sports Español-televised card from Golden Boy and Zanfer.
24-year-old De La Hoya (21-0, 10 KO) has kinda been treading water at the same level for a bit now, save for a strong win over Randy Caballero last year, waiting for something bigger to come along. He missed weight and had a fight canceled in Dec. 2017, and has fought only once this year, beating Jose Salgado on June 8 in California.
Perez (17-2, 12 KO) is 26 (two years older than Diego), from Venezuela. He’s won six straight fights following back-to-back losses in 2016-17. He doesn’t figure to be any serious threat to De La Hoya, who as the cousin of Oscar, has had high hopes pinned on him since he turned pro.