While the headliner of ESPN’s September 14 Top Rank card from Fresno, California will be a WBC junior welterweight title battle, the co-headliner could possibly make another challenger for the title.


Top Rank declared previous lightweight best on the planet Antonio DeMarco will battle Maxim Dadashev in a NABF junior welterweight title session. That battle will be the co-headliner battle for Jose Ramirez’s WBC title protection against undefeated Antonio Orozco.

DeMarco is hoping to proceed with his two-battle win streak with this battle against Dadashev. A prevail upon him could sling DeMarco to the main 10 in the WBC rankings as DeMarco is as of now positioned No. 11. DeMarco is a previous WBC lightweight boss who had a three-battle losing streak from 2014 to 2015 that saw him lose to Jessie Vargas, Rances Barthelemy and Omar Figueroa Jr. The 32-year-old DeMarco had not battled in all of 2016, skipping in 2017 with two wins in his two battles a year ago.

Dadashev, positioned No. 14 in the WBC rankings, has just been boxing as an expert since 2016. The 27-year-old undefeated Russian won the NABF title with a tenth round stoppage prevail upon Darleys Perez, placing him in the WBC rankings. The victor of Dadashev versus DeMarco could be first in line of contenders who could chalenge for the WBC title at 140 pounds as both required challenger Josh Taylor and break champion Regis Prograis are contending in the World Boxing Super Series and will have their individual quarterfinal battles in the not so distant future.

A few undercard battles have additionally been reported with most of the full card being gushed only on the ESPN+ card. Featuring the ESPN+ bit of the card is an empty USBA super featherweight title session between Jamel Herring and once-beaten John Vincent Moralde. Unbeaten Japanese boxer Hiroki Okada, influencing his Top Rank Boxing to make a big appearance, will make his presentation against Cristian Coria. Previous WBA break super featherweight titleholder Bryan Vazquez will battle Carlos Cardenas.

The following is the present full card for the September 14 card:

Jose Ramirez (c) versus Antonio Orozco: WBC Junior Welterweight Title

Saying Dadashev (c) versus Antonio DeMarco: NABF Junior Welterweight Title

Jamel Herring versus John Vincent Moralde: Vacant USBA Super Featherweight Title

Alexander Besputin versus Alan Sanchez

Hiroki Okada versus Cristian Coria

Bryan Vazquez versus Carlos Cardenas

Isidro Ochoa versus Victor Morales Jr.

Santos Ortega versus Sebastian Baltazar

Gabriel Flores Jr. versus Roger Gutierrez

Ruben Rodriguez versus TBA

The fundamental card will be broadcast on ESPN beginning at 10 p.m. ET and it will happen at the Save Mart Center from Fresno, California, one day before the September 15 HBO pay-per-see rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

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