Former World Champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz of South El Monte is scheduled to return in a 10-round fight against the up-and-coming pugilist Richard “El Castigo” Medina of San Antonio, Texas. The lightweight match will be featured as the co-main event on the upcoming Rocha vs. Santillan card taking place at the Kia Forum on Saturday, October 21, and presented in association with Top Rank. The fight night will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT.
In the night’s championship fight, IBF Flyweight Titleholder Arely ”Ametralladora” Muciño will defend her hard-won title against the Coachella Valley’s undefeated Gabriela Fundora. This will be the four-time flyweight titlist’s first defense after a war with Leonela Yudica in October 2022 that saw her take the Argentinian’s belt. Fundora's first attempt at a world championship belt, she was last seen in a victorious fight against Maria Santizo that went the distance.
Also on DAZN in a 10-round flyweight fight, Rialto’s Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval will return to the ring after a tough, toe-to-toe matchup against Rocco Santomauro. Opening the broadcast, David “Dynamite” Stevens will hope to maintain his clean record in an eight-round super middleweight match. Opponents for both will be announced soon.
On the preliminary card, San Fernando’s Iyana “Roxy” Verduzco will make her anticipated professional debut with a four-round featherweight fight after a robust and decorated amateur career. Waianae, Hawaii’s Dalis Kaleiopu will participate in a six-round lightweight match. He was last seen going the distance last March against veteran boxer Jonathan “Popeye” Perez. Opponents for both will be announced soon.