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Heavyweight Oscar Rivas scratched from Saturday Honda Center card

Heavyweight Oscar Rivas scratched from Saturday Honda Center card
Oscar Rivas is declared the winner of an April 4, 2015, fight against Oezcan Cetinkaya in Quebec City, Canada.
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Unbeaten heavyweight Oscar Rivas was not cleared Thursday at a state-mandated eye exam, and his Saturday night bout at Honda Center against former USC football player Gerald Washington is canceled, officials said.

Rivas (18-0, 13 knockouts) was to fight Washington (16-0-1, 11 KOs) in the opener of Showtime's broadcast, which is headlined by a main event pitting unbeaten World Boxing Assn. featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz against Kiko Martinez.

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The Showtime card is now scheduled to open with what had been the planned co-main event, a rematch for the World Boxing Council super-bantamweight belt between champion Julio Ceja and Hugo Rivas.

Their August fight at Staples Center included knockdowns by each fighter.

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