⬛ February 20: Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Jayson Velez Confirmed for Berchelt-Valdez Co-Feature LIVE on ESPN

February 20: Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Jayson Velez Tabbed as Miguel Berchelt-Oscar Valdez Co-Feature LIVE on ESPN

Velez replaces Andrew Cancio, who pulled out with a back injury

Berchelt-Valdez and Flores-Velez to air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

LAS VEGAS (January 14, 2021) — Undefeated super featherweight standout Gabriel Flores Jr. will fight former world title challenger Jayson Velez in a 10-round tilt Saturday, Feb. 20, as the co-feature to the highly anticipated all-Mexican showdown between WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt and former featherweight kingpin Oscar Valdez.

Velez replaces former world champion Andrew Cancio, who suffered a back injury.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Berchelt-Valdez and Flores-Velez will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Velez (29-7-1, 21 KOs), from Juncos, Puerto Rico, makes a quick comeback to the ESPN airwaves following his spirited effort against Valdez last July. He lost via 10th-round TKO after suffering a pair of knockdowns in that round. A 14-year pro, Velez has victories over former two-weight world champion Juan Manuel Lopez, former WBC super bantamweight world champion Victor Terrazas and then-unbeaten prospect Alberto Mercado.

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