John Bauza vs. Tony Luis Junior Welterweight Clash To
Open Berlanga vs. Rolls Mar. 19 Telecast
Lightweight star Keyshawn Davis, the Olympic silver medalist
from Norfolk, Virginia, has a non-COVID-related virus and
was forced to withdraw from his March 19 bout against
Esteban Sanchez at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The new televised opener will feature Puerto Rican junior
welterweight prospect John “El Terrible” Bauza against
Canadian veteran Tony “Lightning” Luis in an eight-rounder.
Bauza joins a pair of his countrymen atop the MSG bill, as
super middleweight Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga battles
Steve Rolls in the 10-round main event. Xander Zayas, San
Juan’s 19-year-old phenom, takes on Louisiana native Quincy
LaVallais in the eight-round co-feature.
Berlanga-Rolls, Zayas-LaVallais and Bauza-Luis will be
televised live on ESPN & ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+)
at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Bauza (16-0, 7 KOs), from Cataño, Puerto Rico, enters this
assignment coming off the two most impressive showings of
his career. Last June, he knocked down Christon Edwards
three times en route to a second-round stoppage. Bauza
followed the Edwards domination with last December’s
fourth-round drubbing over the previously unbeaten Michael
Williams Jr. The 23-year-old southpaw now steps up against
Luis (29-4, 10 KOs), a 34-year-old who has knocked off three
undefeated prospects in his career. He went unbeaten for
more than five years until an August 2020 decision loss to
top contender Arnold Barboza Jr.