Big day for the Hansenheads in the audience, as Golden Boy announced today that Shane Mosley Jr vs D’Mitrius Ballard will serve as the co-feature for Jaime Munguia vs Sergey Derevyanchenko on June 10th.
Mosley (19-4, 10 KO) has won two straight at 168 since dropping a 2021 decision to Jason Quigley, edging out a majority decision over Gabriel Rosado and cruising past journeyman Mario Alberto Lozano. He’ll be dropping back to middleweight against Ballard (21-1, 13 KO), who hasn’t fought at all since losing his unbeaten record to Jaime Munguia two Februaries ago.
Earlier in the evening, the unbelievably well-traveled Mariana “Barby” Juarez (55-12-4, 19 KO) continues her career at age 43 against Mayeli Flores (9-1-1, 3 KO). Juarez made nine defenses of the WBC bantamweight title before losing it to Yuliahn Luna Avila in 2020, prompting a move to 122 that most recently saw her drop a decision to Yamileth Mercado. Flores’ sole loss came to the aforementioned Avila last year, after which she likewise moved to super bantamweight.
The opener pits flyweight contender Ricardo Sandoval (21-2, 6 KO), who stopped Jerson Ortiz in February to bounce back from a narrow loss to David Jimenez, against Rocco Santomauro (22-1, 6 KO). Santomauro’s only major fight to date was also his lone defeat, as Diego De La Hoya stopped him in seven when they met in 2016.