Thursday, March 9th 2023
Training Injury Forces Xander Zayas to Withdraw from April 1 ESPN+ Co-Feature
Joet Gonzalez-Jose Enrique Vivas featherweight matchup confirmed as new co-feature to Robeisy Ramirez-Isaac Dogboe championship showdown
TULSA, OK. (March 9, 2023) – Puerto Rican junior middleweight prospect Xander Zayas has been forced to withdraw from his April 1 fight against Ronald “Diablo” Cruz at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa due to a training injury. Zayas is expected to return to the ring in June.
Zayas-Cruz was scheduled to be the co-feature to the WBO featherweight world title clash between Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez and Isaac Dogboe.
The new co-feature will see two-time world title challenger Joet Gonzalez taking on Mexico’s Jose Enrique Vivas in a 10-round featherweight tilt.
Ramirez-Dogboe and Gonzalez-Vivas headline a stacked card streaming live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.
Gonzalez (25-3, 15 KOs) debuted in the pro ranks in 2012 and was 23-0 before facing Shakur Stevenson for the vacant WBO featherweight title in 2019. He dominated veteran Miguel Marriaga before losing his second attempt at the WBO strap in a 2021 Fight of the Year contender against Emanuel Navarrete. Gonzalez stopped Joe Santisima via ninth-round TKO last March before dropping a split decision to Dogboe in July. Vivas (22-2, 11 KOs) is coming off last May’s split decision victory over Edy Valencia.
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