Unbeaten fighters Randy Caballero and Jesus Negrete will square off on June 30, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Thursday afternoon.
The 10 round junior featherweight bout will take place Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The bout will headline a 'Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN' telecast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
The June 30 fight card pitting two unbeaten fighters is another in a series of stellar fight cards that
Golden Boy Promotions has put together on ESPN networks in recent months.
Caballero (24-0, with 14 knockouts) will be fighting again in his hometown of Indio, where an anticipated partisan crowd will cheer him on. He fought at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in his last bout on Mar. 23, winning a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over Jesus Ruiz.
The 26-year-old Caballero, who re-signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy in December, lost the IBF World bantamweight title on the scales when he failed to make weight for a title defense against Lee Haskins in November of 2015.
"I've told everyone who will listen that my goal is to regain a world championship belt, and this is another step on that path," said Caballero. "I know my opponent is undefeated, but he's never been in the ring with anyone close to my ability. I'm confident that I'm going to take his '0' on June 30."
Negrete (16-0, with 6 KOs) will be facing a significant step-up in opposition in Caballero.
In his last bout on May 5, Negrete, who is originally from Colombia and now resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Rosemead, won a one-sided decision over Victor Ruiz in Las Vegas.
Negrete has appeared on a number of Golden Boy Promotions cards in Southern California, where he has slowly built a following amongst boxing fans in the area.
"I'm excited to compete … , especially on ESPN," said Negrete. "People may overlook me, but after June 30, everyone will know that I am a force in the junior featherweight division."
Unbeaten junior lightweight Lamont Roach will open the telecast in a 10 round bout against an opponent to be determined.
Roach (13-0, with 5 KOs), from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, knocked out Alejandro Valdez in the opening round of his last bout on Jan. 28.
Welterweight KeAndre Gibson (16-1-1, with 7 KOs) will look to rebound from his first defeat as a pro at the hands of Antonio Orozco as he takes on Dennis Dauti (14-2, with 7 KOS) in an eight round bout.
Undefeated Ryan Martin (18-0, with 11 KOs), who stopped Bryant Cruz on HBO Pay-Per-View, on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs bout on Mar. 18, will fight an opponent to be determined in an eight round bout.
Three more fights will round out the card.
ESPN3.com will live stream the card, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Francisco A. Salazar has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing