Golden Boy has revealed the full lineup for its November 13th Jaime Munguia vs. Gabriel Rosado show in Anaheim, which includes a four-fight main card on DAZN and a number of Facebook prelims.
The co-feature pits welterweight prospect Alexis Rocha (17-1, 11 KO) against Colombia’s Jeovanis Barraza (22-1, 15 KO) in the former’s second fight since last year’s loss to Rashidi Ellis. The press release does an admirable job of trying to sell Barraza as a credible opponent despite losing to Gabriel Maestre in the latter’s pro debut, claiming he beat “top prospects Carlos Saenz and Luis Guillermo Berrio.”
For the record, Saenz is now 537th at super welterweight and Berrio is now 8-8-4 with five knockout losses in his last six fights.
“I expect a lot from myself. I expect to be a main event star in the sport. For now, I’m focused on stealing the show as the co-main event and bringing excitement to the crowd,” said Alexis Rocha. “I want to earn the respect and support of Orange County fans and I can do that by knocking opponents out. I was born and raised here. Sports in Orange County should be Angels, Ducks, and Alexis Rocha. That’s my goal.”
“I am at Reyes Boxing getting the best training I can to prepare for a fight that will change my life,” said Jeovanis Barraza. “I am going to bring my top game and show the world what I am made of.”
Up at middleweight, D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KO) ends a nearly two-year layoff against Paul Valenzuela Jr. (26-9, 17 KO). Ballard, who’s coming off a draw with Yamaguchi Falcao, was briefly linked to an April clash with Jaime Munguia before withdrawing due to injury, while “Chicho” Valenzuela is unbeaten in his last three since getting blown up by Steven Butler.
The opener pits surging lightweight William Zepeda (23-0, 21 KO) against the Phillippines’ John Moralde (24-4, 13 KO). It’s a considerable step back from Zepeda’s last fight, which saw him demolish Hector Tanajara
The prelims most notably feature the return of Diego De La Hoya (22-1, 10 KO) in a get-well fight opposite Jose Gonzalez (23-9-1, 13 KO).