Alejandro Popo Salinas will look to rebound after a forgettable 2018 which saw the 24-year-old Youngstown native lose a unanimous decision in a one-sided bout against Ugandian southpaw, Suliman Segawa in his lone match of the year at the Palermo Center in March.
Salinas (9-2, 8 KOs), who took a brief hiatus away from the gym following the disheartening defeat is slated to take on an opponent who has yet to be determined on March 23 in Atlantic City, NJ at the Showboat Hotel in what will be his first match with Atlantic City-based Rising Star Promotions.
With his focus once again on boxing, Salinas has been back at Southside Boxing Club working with champion trainer Jack Loew to get the hard-hitting super featherweight back on track after seeing his six-bout win streak that had dated back to December 2015 come to an end.
"I'm training like my future depends on it," said Salinas when asked about his mindset on his return.
Salinas was on the cusp of putting himself on the super featherweight radar in September 2017 when he defeated previously undefeated Duran Vue in Las Vegas on national television in convincing fashion.
Stay tuned to Youngstown Boxing News as we will have more information as details become available.