Former super middleweight world titleholder Jose Uzcategui (29-3, 24 KOs) is slated to be back in action next month, as he’s just been added to the undercard of Premier Boxing Champion’s December 21st card headlined by Tony Harrison vs Jermell Charlo II.
At this time ESPN reports that Uzcategui will be taking on an opponent to be determined in 10 rounds of action. Uzcategui, 28, really arrived on the scene in 2017 with his overwhelming pressure style. The Venezuelan fighter leveraged style that to win the interim IBF title from Andre Dirrell in early 2018, but promptly seemed to lose his hunger.
Uzcategui would go on to put have an uninspired performance against Ezequiel Maderna where he didn’t seem to throw nearly the number of punches we’d expect from him, and then continued that in a trend in a title fight against Caleb Plant in January, where he easily dropped a unanimous decision. Uzcategui then most recently took on a low-tier opponent, stopping Roberto Valdez (10-10-1, 7 KOs) in Tijuana this past September.
It’s hard to know where Uzcategui is really going with his boxing career, but it’s no longer trending upwards to say the least. And considering he’ll be in against TBA, we shouldn’t expect too much from him in the near future.