Headlining the event, Josue 'The Prodigy' Vargas, (10-1-0, 6 KO's), of Bronx via Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, makes a quick return to battle following his sensational fifth-round stoppage of Zach Ramsey on March 10 at Kings Theatre.
The 19-year-old Vargas, now on a four-bout winning streak (his only loss was by a contraversial disqualification), will face off against Yonkers, NY native Victor Vazquez, (10-3-0, 4 KO's) in an eight round junior welterweight bout.
Vazquez will be looking to add to his three-bout winning streak as the 22-year-old impressively knocked out David Gonzales in the first round on March 2, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA. Vazquez is signed to Marshall Kauffman's Kings Promotions.
Co-featured is the triumphant return of undefeated Bronx welterweight Peter Dobson, (9-0-0, 5 KO's), in an eight-round clash with Brooklyn's Martin Wright, (11-2-2, 5 KO's).
Making his first start of 2018, Dobson returns to battle following the most impressive win of his three-plus years as a professional. On June 24, 2017, Dobson scored an eight-round decision over then undefeated Jeremy Nichols in Louisville, KY.
The battle-tested and upset minded Wright looks to return to the win column following a hotly contested eight round decision loss to undefeated David Grayton on October 17, 2015 in Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to the loss Wright was riding a three-bout winning streak in New York City area based fights.
In a special attraction eight round bantamweight clash, underfeated Duke 'The Baby-Faced Terminator' Micah, (21-0-0, 18 KO's), of Accra, Ghana, will battle veteran Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux, (41-5-0, 26 KO's).
Making his long awaited United States debut, the 26-year-old Micah looked outstanding in a 10-round decidion victory over Jose Santos Gonzalez on November 18, 2017 in Queens, NY. The victory was the first defense of his newly earned WBC International Bantamweight Title.
Fighting all over the world, Boyeaux was undefeated over a six-year span prior to his most recent fight, a loss to WBO Super Flyweight World Champion Naoya Inoune on December 30, 2017 in Yokohama, Japan. This will be the first time Boyeaux has fought in the United States.
Also on the card will be local favorites and The Real Deal Boxing prospects Justin Biggs (3-0-0, 3 KO's) and Matthew Gonzalez (4-0-0, 3 KO's), as well as Mexican-American phenom Oscar Moreno (5-0-0, 5 KO's).
Special-feature bouts will include the return of 2016 Olympians from Uzbekistan, Shikhram Giyasov (1-0-0, 1 KO) and Murodjon Akhma (1-0-0, 1 KO) as well Batyr Ahmedov (3-0-0, 2 KO's), all signed to manager Vadim Kornilov and promoted by World of Boxing.
"We've also signed a number of Puerto Rican fighters from the local area and are planning a tremendous event on Saturday, June 9 to host National Puerto Rican Day," said an elated Holyfield.
Further details on the National Puerto Rican Day event on June 9 will be also be announced in the coming weeks, but it is expected to feature the highly anticipated return of super middleweight knockout artist Edgar 'The Chosen One' Berlanda (7-0-0, 7 KO's) and The Real Deal Boxing debut of newly-signed, hard-hitting undefeated featherweight Carlos 'Pote' Vidal, (11-0-0 10 KO's) plus much more.