Former WBO super flyweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona is in Oxnard, California, preparing for his fight against Orlando Cruz with trainer Pablo Sarmiento of Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez fame. Sonsona (16-1-1, 13 KOs) will face Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz (18-2-1, 9 KOs) on July 6 in the 10-round main event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
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Super middleweight Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KOs) will now take on replacement David Adotey Allotey (14-2, 7 KOs) in the eight round main event for the WBC Fecerbox championship on June 13 at The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ. Pierson was originally slated to face Gary “Fast Hands “Jones. In the six round co-feature, Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (10-0, 5 KOs) will take on Philadelphia tough guy Brian Donahue (2-2-1). The show is promoted by Gabe Laconte’s First Round Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.