In a thrilling clash of welterweight contenders, Alexis “Lex” Rocha is gearing up to defend his hard-earned NABO welterweight title against the challenging Anthony “Juice” Young on Saturday, May 27. This 12-round showdown promises to deliver fireworks in the ring at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, broadcasted worldwide on DAZN starting at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
Rocha (22-1, 14 KOs) has consistently showcased his skill and determination to make a dent in the welterweight division, telling Xicana Boxing he was ready to face the best following his impressive knockout victory over Golden Boy stablemate Blair Cobbs.
While his sole defeat against the seasoned Rashidi Ellis in late 2020 was a setback, Rocha has bounced back with convincing victories, slowly adding his name to the conversation for title contention.
On the other side of the ring stands Young (22-3-2, 8KOs), who looks to pull upset the Santa Ana native and shake up the division. Despite some setbacks in his career, including defeats against Sadam Ali and Enriko Gogokhia, Young has proven himself a resilient and talented fighter. With notable wins over the likes of Jorge Martin Garcia and Carlos Winston Velasquez, Young is hungry for another significant victory that could catapult him into the welterweight rankings.
For Rocha, a decisive win against Young could potentially lead to a shot at a world title, reviving recent conversations of a possible title shot against WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford.
On the other hand, Anthony Young sees this fight as a golden opportunity to make a statement and elevate his career to new heights. A victory over Rocha would instantly boost Young’s credibility and potentially pave the way for bigger opportunities in the future. It could position him for higher-profile matchups and increase his visibility within the welterweight ranks.
As fight night approaches, anticipation builds for this clash between two hungry warriors. With their past losses and victories fueling their determination, Rocha and Young are prepared to leave everything in the ring to secure their paths to success. The stakes are high, the aspirations are lofty, and the stage is set for a thrilling battle that could shape the trajectory of their careers.
In association with Cancun Boxing, Oscar Duarte (24-1, 11 KOs) steps back into the ring after his jaw-dropping knockout win against Alex Martin in March. Duarte will go head-to-head in a 10-round lightweight battle against the fierce D’Angelo Keyes (17-2, 11 KOs) from Houston, Texas.
Hailing from Villaba, Puerto Rico, the unstoppable Oscar “El Pupilo” Collazo (6-0, 4 KOs) challenges reigning WBO Minimumweight Titleholder Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem (20-2, 12 KOs), representing Santos City, Philippines. This epic 12-round clash, presented alongside Miguel Cotto Promotions, marks Collazo’s second appearance in the ring this year.
Kicking off the DAZN broadcast, the explosive fan-favorite fighter John “Scrappy” Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs) steps into the ring for a thrilling 10-round super flyweight bout against the challenging Fernando “Leoncito” Diaz (12-3-1, 4 KOs) from Riverside.
Tickets for Rocha versus Young are on sale at FantasySpringsResort.com or GoldenBoyPromotions.com.