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Axel Vega vs Angelino Cordova added to June 24 ProBox TV card

Axel Vega and Angelino Cordova will square off on the Gonzalez vs Barriga undercard.

Axel Vega will return on June 24 against Angelino Cordova on ProBox TV
Axel Vega will return on June 24 against Angelino Cordova on ProBox TV
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

ProBox TV’s next show is coming together, with a co-feature fight added to the WBO junior flyweight title main event, which will see Jonathan “La Bomba” Gonzalez defend against Mark Anthony Barriga from Kissimmee, Fla.

In the co-feature, it will be two more junior flyweights, as Axel “Mini” Vega returns to your screens to face unbeaten Angelino “Huracan” Cordova in a 10-round bout, with a minor WBO belt at stake.

You may recall Vega (15-4-1, 8 KO) from a rousing performance against WBA titleholder Hiroto Kyoguchi in Mar. 2021, on the Estrada vs Chocolatito 2 undercard in Dallas. He put up a hell of a fight against the heavily favored Kyoguchi in what was turning into a real war, before a hand injury stopped Vega in the fifth round.

He returned last October in Mexico City, winning a 10-round decision over journeyman Armando Torres. He’s still just 22, but he’s already been through some battles. Whether he becomes a serious contender or not should, for the purposes of this show, be secondary to the fact that he’s very fun to watch.

The 26-year-old Cordova (16-0-1, 12 KO) is from Venezuela, and his unbeaten record is very untested to date, but this is a shot for him to show something. At a towering 5’4”, he’ll have a sizable six-and-a-half-inch height advantage on Vega, who clocks in at an official 4’9½” with a 58-inch reach.

The first ProBox TV show was pretty fun, it’s a legitimate all-star broadcast team featuring Roy Jones Jr, Antonio Tarver, and Paul Malignaggi, plus Mike Goldberg, and there’s a world title on the line in the main event.

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