Former two time world title challenger Francisco “Wizard” Palacios (21-2, 13 KOs) returns to the ring on September 20 at the Mela Room in Orlando, Florida. Palacios founded World Wide Elite Entertainment last month and will promote the event as well as fight. “This is a new venture for me and something that I need at this point in my career,” said Palacios, who last fought in September 2012. “I fought twice for a world title and won my first 20 pro fights, only to have politics put me on the sidelines. As a promoter, I’m not only going to get myself back in the title picture but also assist other fighters that were mistreated in the past.”
The co-main event will feature super middleweight Rowland Bryant (18-3, 12 KOs). Separate undercard bouts include world title challenger Mike Marrone, Contender Season 4 Alum Alfredo Escalera Jr. and 2008 Cuban Olympian Idel Torriente. All opponents are TBA.