Undefeated bantamweight phenomenon Yan Barthelemy, Cuba’s 2004 Olympic gold medallist, will be back in action on Saturday, April 12, against the rugged veteran Pedro Rincon Miranda, 30-16 (25), from Colombia in a six-round bout.
Promoted by Arena Box Promotion, Barthelemy, 28, is looking to score his sixth win in as many professional fights. The Barthelemy-Miranda bout will be featured on the undercard of the light heavyweight world championship doubleheader headlined by the Antonio Tarver-Clinton Woods IBO-IBF title unification fight and Chad Dawson’s WBC title defence against former world champion Glen Johnson at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.
“This is a good test for Yan,” said Ahmet Öner, CEO of Arena. “Miranda is the most experienced opponent he has had to face so far. I’m sure that Yan will beat him, as Yan is one of the most promising prospects in his weight class.”
The Tarver-Woods / Dawson-Johnson light heavyweight title doubleheader is promoted by Arena partner Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and AT Entertainment, in association with Fight Academy.
Showtime will broadcast both fights live at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast.