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Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Jayson Velez confirmed as Berchelt-Valdez co-feature LIVE on ESPN – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

Velez replaces Andrew Cancio, who suffered a back injury Berchelt-Valdez and Flores-Velez will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT

LAS VEGAS – The Undefeated Super Featherweight Gabriel Flores Jr. will fight the former world title challenger Jayson Velez in a 10-round clash on Saturday, February 20, as the co-feature of the long-awaited Mexican showdown between the WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt and the undefeated former featherweight champion Oscar Valdez.

Velez replaces former world champion Andrew Cancio, who suffered a back injury.

In a Top Rank promotion, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Berchelt-Valdez and Flores-Velez will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT.

Velez (29-7-1, 21 KOs), of Juncos, Puerto Rico, is quickly returning to the ESPN airwaves after his spirited effort against Valdez last July. He lost by TKO in the 10th round after suffering a couple of falls. A 14-year-old professional, Velez has wins over former two-weight world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” López, former WBC super bantamweight world champion Víctor Terrazas and then-undefeated prospect Alberto Mercado.

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