Alexis Rocha vs. Anthony Young: date, time, how to watch, background
Alexis Rocha is scheduled to face fellow welterweight contender Anthony Young on Saturday in Indio, California.
ALEXIS ROCHA (22-1, 14 KOS)
VS. ANTHONY YOUNG (24-2, 8 KOS)
When: Saturday, May 27
Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (main event later in show)
Where: Fantasy Springs, Indio, California
Division: Welterweight (147-pound limit)
At stake: No major titles
Pound-for-pound ranking: None
Also on the card: Melvin Jerusalem vs. Oscar Collazo, strawweights (for Jerusalem’s WBO title); Oscar Duarte vs. D’Angelo Keyes, lightweights; John Ramirez vs. Fernando Diaz, junior bantamweights
Prediction: Rocha UD
Background: Rocha has established himself as a legitimate 147-pound contender by winning seven consecutive fights since he was outpointed by slick Rashidi Ellis in October 2020. The 25-year-old from the Los Angeles area is ranked No. 1 by the WBO, below only champion and pound-for-pounder Terence Crawford. Young is a skillful technician from Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 35-year-old hasn’t lost a fight since 2016. His biggest victory was a third-round knockout of former 154-pound titleholder Sadam Ali in May 2019, Ali’s last fight. Rocha will be his toughest opponent since that fight. Young is ranked No. 8 by the WBO.
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