Besides the hundreds of hours a fighter trains for an upcoming fight, the hardest part of the sport of boxing might be the countless hours and sleepless nights that a promoter invests in trying to make bouts happen, many of which seem to fall through at the last moment.
According to BoxRec.Com, Youngstown super featherweight Alejandro "Popo" Salinas has a new opponent lined up for his bout this upcoming Saturday as he is now slated to take on Sulaiman Segawa of Silver Spring, MD by way of Uganda at the Palermo Center in Campbell in the main event of the Southside Boxing Club Pro-Am event.
Salinas, 24, was originally slated to take on Reggie Barnett Jr. of Chesapeake, VA for the vacant USA Mid-American Super Featherweight Championship, but Barnett had to pull out with an injury which was revealed to be a broken hand.
Though taking the fight late, Segawa is in fight shape having been already been in training for match that fell through and will be bringing in a perfect record while coming off the biggest win of his career just over a month ago.
|Alejandro Popo Salinas|
Though there is no word yet if the match between Salinas and Segawa will still be for a belt, this match will be as quality as Youngstown has seen since the day of Kelly Pavlik defending his world title in his hometown.
Salinas won't be the only local talent that is currently scheduled to be in action at the Palermo Center as Danny Rosenger who trains with Tom Cordell at Downtown Boxing Club is slated for his second match of 2018.
With the loss now behind him, the junior middleweight who resides in Howland by way of Niles will now turn his attention to Jauvan John of Brooklyn, NY.
John, 25, will bring a 2-4 record into the bout while going up against solid competition much like Rosenberger.
General admission tickets will be available at the doors, which open at 6:30 PM for $25. The first bell for the amateur portion of the card is slated for 7:30 PM