Ivan Redkach and Luis Cruz ready to battle on Toe to Toe Tuesday


Ivan RedkachBETHLEHEM, Pa. — The Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports 1 series Toe to Toe Tuesdays returns tonight with a solid card featuring Ivan Redkach versus Luis Cruz in the ten-round headliner, and pits Immanuwel Aleem against Jonathan Cepeda in the eight-round co-feature.

Redkach (19-1, 15 KOs) will be looking to restart a win streak after suffering a setback two fights ago against Dejan Zlaticanin. In his most recent fight against Erick Daniel Martinez, a reinvigorated Redkach got back in the win column thanks to a third-round knockout.

In the lightweight’s way stands 30-year-old Puerto Rican veteran Cruz (22-4, 16 KOs), who started his career with 19 straight victories but has since lost four of his last seven fights after stepping up the competition. He’ll be hungry to add a marquee win to his resume when he steps in as an underdog against Redkach.

Undefeated middleweight Aleem (15-0, 9 KOs) also faces a stiff challenge tonight in Cepeda (17-1, 15 KOs), a 31-year-old fighter from New York.

Still a prospect at 22 years old, Aleem will seek to prove he’s worthy of the hype after delivering an uneven performance his last time out in a split-decision win over Carlos Galvan. Cepeda, meanwhile, boasts a gaudy 83 percent knockout rate, so the sturdiness of Aleem’s chin might very well get tested this evening.

Catch all the action live on Fox Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET or tape-delayed on Fox Deportes at 11 p.m. ET. Here’s a list of the other fights on the undercard:

Kyrone Davis (10-0, 4 KOs) vs. Junior Castillo (9-0, 9 KOs)

Junior lightweight
Frank De Alba (17-2-2, 6 KOs) vs. Daniel Perales (6-4-1, 3 KOs)

Stephen Fulton (8-0, 3 KOs) vs. Adalberto Zorrilla (6-0, 6 KOs)

Junior welterweight
Kent Cruz (9-0, 6 KOs) vs. Jerome Rodriguez (7-3-3, 2 KOs)

Nicholas Hernandez (3-1, 1 KO) vs. Fitzgerald Johnson (3-8, 1 KO)

Dustin Pague (debut) vs. Rafael Davis (debut)