Thursday, February 24, 2011

World Lightweight Championship Acosta vs Rios on February 26

World lightweight champion Miguel Acosta will defend his belt against undefeated Brandon Rios on February 26, 2011.

The special attraction fight on the card will include the return of Notre Dame Champion Mike Lee of Chicago. Lee, trained by Ronnie Shields in Houston, fought at the Palms last year. Lee was a three-time amateur boxing champion at Notre Dame and will box in a four-round, light heavyweight bout. His opponent will be announced at a later date.

"I love boxing, and I am chasing a dream," Lee said.

Acosta, 28-3-2, (22 KOs) of Caracas, Venezuela, is the WBA lightweight champion. He has won 19 fights in a row and for seven years, remains undefeated. Acosta has beaten three undefeated fighters in his last eight bouts.

"I've fought and beaten undefeated fighters like Rios before, said Acosta. "Let's see what he brings to the ring on Feb. 26."