Sacramento, Ca’s Xavier Martinez vs John Vincent Moralde, April 5th in Las Vegas
Blue-chip featherweight prospect Xavier Martinez (13-0 9KOs) of Sacramento, Ca currently signed to Mayweather Promotions, will be the co-main event from a card taking place at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, against John Vincent Moralde (21-2 11KOs) on April 5th.
The card which will be on a Friday night as part of the ShoBox: The Next Generation telecast will be headlined by featherweight Angelo Leo (16-0 8KOs) versus Neil John Tabanao (17-4 11KOs) also featured on the card is super featherweight Andres Cortes (10-0 6KOs) taking on Jahmal Dyer (9-1 5KOs).
Xavier Martinez, a stand-out from his amateur boxing days, never compiled a ton of amateur titles, but mostly because he didn’t enter in a lot of tournaments. This marks the biggest step-up of his career as he has beaten unbeaten fighters Prince Smalls and Rafael Busuioc earlier in his career and his most notable win being over Oscar Bravo, whom he stopped in six rounds.
Martinez will be on the brink of a top 15 world ranking in a sanctioning body with a win as Moralde recently lost a ten-round decision to Jamel Herring in Fresno, and had prior lost Toka Kahn Clary in 2017. Moralde though played spoiler beating Ismail Muwendo in 2018, meaning he has come in on the b-side and won. With Herring being a touted fighter in the 130 lbs division, Martinez performance will be directly compared.
Angelo Leo is coming of the biggest win of his career defeating Sacramento, CA’s Alberto Torres, as he is on the brink of being moving from prospect to contender heading into his seventh pro fight and his first national television headlining bout.
Tabano has had mixed success as a professional, but is a game veteran, who took former world champion Isaac Dogboe twelve rounds. Beyond that it is hard to gauge Tabano making him a risky fight to a degree.
Cortes is a fast-tracked professional, who is taking a step-up in facing Dyer, who has only lost once, but by way of knockout, but both are essentially club level fighters graduating to the national level.