Undefeated Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. will have the biggest bout of his young career when he challenges Alejandro Valdez of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico for the vacant WBC Youth Super Featherweight championship on Saturday, January 28 at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.
Roach, the 2015 Beltway Boxing Rookie Of The Year and one of the three Beltway Prospects Of The Year for 2016 (12-0, four KO's), is coming off one of his best performances of his young career, scoring a third-round knockout over Mario Antonio Macias on September 2 in Los Angeles, CA.
Valdez (26-8-2, 20 KO's) is a former world title contender who has lost three of his last four bouts, all by knockout. This includes a seventh-round knockout loss to Orlando Cruz on July 15 in Kissimmee, FL for the NABO Super Featherweight title. Valdez has challenged for the WBA and WBC Bantamweight crowns in the past, losing both bouts by knockout.