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Gonzalez takes on Nishioka

Promociones del Pueblo will announce a title fight with former bantam champ Jhonny Gonzalez and the return of Rafael Marquez, later today in Mexico City. The card will be staged May 23 at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. The main event headlines Gonzalez (40-6, 34 KOs) who will challenge WBC Super Bantam Champ Toshiaki Nishioka (33-4-3, 20 KOs) for his belt. Nishioka defeated Genaro Garcia for the title in January-and he has not suffered a loss for over five years now. In the co-main, former champ Rafael Marquez (37-5, 33 KOs) will make his return, most likely, against ex-champ Mauricio Martinez (35-9-1, 23 KOs), in a WBC eliminator at 122. Marquez has not fought since his final episode with Israel Vazquez. Also scheduled to fight: Chihuahua’s Victor Zaleta (8-1, 5 KOs) takes on Francisco Arce (28-5-2, 19 KOs); Juarez’s Javier “Zorro” Castro (19-2, 17 KOs) returns to lightweight after suffering a loss to Antonio Diaz, to take on Guadalupe Rosales (28-4, 16 KOs); and Marco “Dorado” Reyes (11-0, 10 KOs), fresh off a win to Yory Boy Campas, takes on TBA. — Chris Cozzone 

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