A ten round clash between unbeaten super featherweight contenders Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (22-0-1, 12 KOs) and Albert “Prince” Bell (14-0, 5 KOs) has been pushed back a week to June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on the Tyson Fury-Tom Schwarz undercard. Vences-Bell was originally set to take place on Saturday’s Oscar Valdez-Jason Sanchez show in Reno, Nevada.
Vences-Bell and Mikaela Mayer-Lizbeth Crespo will now anchor a live undercard broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Fury-Schwarz and Jesse Hart-Sullivan Barrera will then stream on ESPN+.
“We were prepared to fight June 8, so this doesn’t change anything. I know this is a big opportunity and that a win would be huge for my career,” Vences said. “I can see Bell getting hurt this fight. He is the only one standing in my way as I move toward a world title shot. He can hit and move all he wants, but it’s going to take much more than that to get my respect.”
“All this does is give me one extra week to train,” Bell said. “I am excited and blessed to be fighting at the MGM Grand on the same card as the heavyweight champion.”