Former world champion Julio Diaz will now square off against Oxnard, California's Rolando Reyes, who agreed to fight Diaz on the April 4 "Lightweight Lightning" card at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas after Joel Casamayor was forced to withdraw from the bout last week due to an acute lumbar spine sprain that will keep him out of action for six weeks.
Reyes, 30-4-2 (19), is one of the rising contenders in the lightweight division and a stiff test for Diaz. Winner of nine of his last ten bouts, including four in a row, the 30-year old Reyes holds TKO wins over former world champs Stevie Johnston and John Brown, and he plans on adding another big name to his resume on April 4.
"Lightweight Lightning," which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and Southwest Airlines, will air live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET / 6pm PT with a suggested retail price of $39.95.
The unprecedented four-bout pay-per-view card features Edwin Valero vs. Antonio Pitalua in a 12 round bout for the vacant WBC World Lightweight Crown, Jesus Chavez vs. Michael Katsidis in a 10 round lightweight bout, Carlos Hernandez vs. Vicente Escobedo in a 10 round lightweight bout and Julio Diaz vs. Rolando Reyes in a 10 round lightweight bout. The four-bout lightweight extravaganza will take place on Saturday, April 4 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX.
Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $75, $50, $35 and $25, are on sale now and may be purchased at the Frank Erwin Center box office, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at TexasBoxOffice.com. Tickets are also available at Texas Box Office Outlets including select H-E-B stores located in Austin and surrounding areas.