Unbeaten flyweight Danny Romero of Albuquerque, N.M., will fight Brian Lonon of Las Vegas for the North American Boxing Federation title in a 12-round bout tonight at the Grand Olympic Auditorium.
Romero (15-0 with 13 knockouts) is ranked eighth by the International Boxing Federation and 10th by the World Boxing Council. Lonon is 18-1 with 10 knockouts.
There are four other bouts on the card, which begins at 5:30 and will be broadcast live by ESPN.
Unbeaten John Tapia (23-0-1, 14 KOs) of Albuquerque will meet Antonio Ruiz (15-4-3, six KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico, in a 10-round flyweight bout. Tapia has won two fights this year after a 2 1/2-year layoff because of cocaine abuse. Tapia had his boxing license revoked by the New Mexico State Athletic Commission in October of 1991 after a third positive test for cocaine.
Kirk Johnson (7-0) of Kitchener, Canada, will fight Ross Puritty of El Paso (8-7) in a six-round heavyweight fight, Marty Ulloa (9-0) of Phoenix will fight Victor Miranda (3-7-1) in a six-round featherweight bout and Roberto Garcia (11-0) of Oxnard will fight Vicente Gonzalez of Los Angeles (14-19-2) in a six-round junior lightweight fight.