Lamont Roach Jr returns July 20
Roach (16-0-1, 6KO) will take another trip out of country to battle veteran fighter Deivi Julio Bassa (20-4, 12KO).
The 22 year old Maryland native has been on a run of late. That is, minus a minor set back earlier this year against Orlando Cruz. Many felt Roach won and if not for a missed knockdown call in the ninth round, would have avoided a draw.
Unfortunately, the ruling prevented him from capturing the vacant WBO International Super Featherweight title. Now, however, a second chance has arisen to erase that previous unfortunate event.
Bassa, a 37 year old Colombian fighter, is relatively unknown and has fought limited opposition. This will be his first ever title shot of any kind, so this is a good opportunity to make a name for himself.
The match is taking place July 20th in Grand Oasis Arena, Cancun.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland