A junior featherweight world title elimination fight between Cesar Juarez (23-6, 17 KOs), 27, of Mexico, and former titlist Ryosuke Iwasa (25-3, 16 KOs), 29, of Japan, has been added to the Premier Boxing Champions card headlined by featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz against Rafael Rivera on Feb. 16 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Juarez-Iwasa winner will become the mandatory challenger for the 122-pound belt held by TJ Doheny. Juarez has won three fights in a row since a fifth-round knockout loss to Isaac Dogboe for an interim belt in 13 months ago in Ghana. Iwasa lost the title to Doheny by decision in his last fight on Aug. 16 in Tokyo.
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