Jeff Lacy and Daniel Ponce De Leon Return December 8th

14.11.07 - By Nathan King: Jeff Lacy and Daniel Ponce De Leon will make their returns to the ring on December 8th on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ricky Hatton undercard. Lacy (22-1, 17 KO), a former super-middleweight titlist, will make his return since receiving shoulder surgery last December. His opponent will be Peter Manfredo Jr. who was made popular from the hit TV show the Contender..

Lacy lost his previous title in a one-sided beating from Joe Calzaghe in March 2006. In his return from that fight, Lacy won a unanimous decision over Vitali Tsypko, despite tearing his rotator cuff. He underwent surgery last December and has been inactive since. Manfredo (28-4, 13 KO) is coming off a victory in June earlier this year over David Banks. Manfredo got his shot against long-reigning champ Calzaghe as well, but was stopped in just three rounds.

Ponce De Leon (33-1, 30 KO) will also premiere the undercard as he challenges Eduardo Escobedo (20-2, 14 KO) in defense of his WBO Junior Featherweight title. De Leon has been impressive in his last two bouts with a one round TKO victory of Rey Bautista in August and a fifth round KO over Reynaldo Lopez in September. Escobedo has been impressive of late as well in winning his last seven fights.

Article posted on 15.11.2007

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