Oscar Valdez-Adam Lopez II & Raymond Muratalla-Jeremia Nakathila Round Out Haney-Loma PPV Undercard at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The undisputed lightweight championship undercard has been finalized, featuring a rematch between Oscar Valdez (30-1) and Adam Lopez (16-4). Also on the card is Raymond Muratalla (17-0) facing Jeremia Nakathila (23-2) in a ten-round lightweight fight to open the PPV. These two fights will support the main event between the undisputed champion Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
“I feel very happy to finally be returning to the place where I most like to be, which is inside the ring, after a one-year absence from boxing. I feel happy to finally be returning. I am very motivated, more than ever, to continue my dream to once again become a world champion. That is my goal this year.
“In order to do that, I have to get past this obstacle, which is not going to be easy. I’m going to be facing someone that I fought in 2019 in Adam Lopez, an experienced opponent who even sent me to the canvas in the early rounds of our first fight. I cannot take him lightly, and that’s making me train harder now. I have to get past this fight to be able to fight the current champion, Emanuel ‘El Vaquero’ Navarrete.”
“He should have picked someone else. He barely got away the first time around. This time, it will be clear that I’m the better fighter. I’m coming to get mine back May 20.”
“This is my time. This is my moment,” Muratalla said. “I’ve been asking for this fight for a long time, and I am thrilled it’s taking place on such a significant card. Nakathila is a dangerous fighter, but that will only fuel me to put on a sensational performance.”
“I’m excited to return to Las Vegas to give Muratalla a boxing lesson he will never forget. The experience will be valuable for his career, though, and I hope he is ready because I have every intention of taking care of business just like I did the last time I was there. It’s a great opportunity, and I’m happy to be back in the ring again on such an attractive card.”