Manuel Rey Rojas is set to fight Chris Singleton for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization Latino Lightweight title on Saturday August 8, 2015 at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas.
Fighting out of Dallas Texas, Rojas turned professional in 2011 and racked up nine straight victories before hitting a rough patch in 2014, losing twice in a row on points to Alexis Del Bosque (4-2) in Forth Worth and Casey Ramos (18-0) in San Antonio.
However, the Ramos bout proved that he is capable of competing against top opponents, he bounced back with two inside-the-distance victories this year, taking his record to 11-2 (4 KOs) and lining up the championship bout against Singleton.
Chris Singleton, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, entered the paid ranks late at 26 years old in 2010, and won his first twelve fights before coming up short against tough Georgian contender Levan Ghvamichava (11-1-1) last year.
He has since won three of his last four, and is coming off a victory over Chris Gray in June. He will step into what will also be his first title fight at 15-2 (7 KOs).
The Rojas vs. Singleton UBO Latino title fight will headline a show promoted by Jesse Rodriguez Promotions and Cavalry Knockout.