Joey Joyce, who captured silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and unbeaten featherweight contender Brandon Figueroa have been added to separate matches as part of the upcoming Victor Ortiz vs. John Molina event.
The card takes place Sunday, September 30 live on FOX Sports 1 from the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California as part of Premier Boxing Champions.
Joyce will square off against Iago Kiladze in an eight-round heavyweight affair, with Figueroa testing his skills opposite Oscar Escandon in 10 rounds of featherweight action.
In the main event, former champion Victor Ortiz (36-6-3, 25 KOs) meets John Molina Jr. (30-7, 24 KOs) in 12 rounds of welterweight action.
A 6-foot-6 heavyweight, Joyce (5-0, 5 KOs) won the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as a super heavyweight from Great Britain. The 32-year-old from London turned pro in 2017 and has been on a knockout roll since. Joyce, whose nickname is ‘Juggernaut,’ has ended four of his five fights inside of two rounds. He scored a first-round KO victory over Ivica Bacurin in his last fight on June 15.
Kiladze (26-3, 18 KOs) is an experienced veteran who will test Joyce early in his young career. The 32-year-old out of Ukraine who now lives in Los Angeles and will be looking to rebound from back-to-back losses to Michael Hunter and Adam Kownacki. Before those losses he had put together a six-match win streak.
Figueroa (16-0, 11 KOs), the brother of former lightweight world champion Omar Figueroa, Jr., continues to climb the ladder in the featherweight division with a step up match against the tough former title challenger Escandon. The 21-year-old out of Weslaco, Texas was busy last year as he won all four of his matches and he has logged two knockout victories this year, beating Giovanni Delgado in March and Luis Roy Suarez Cruz in his last fight on August 4.
The 34-year-old Escandon (25-4, 17 KOs), who fought in the 2004 Olympian for Colombia, is a hardnosed veteran from Ibague, Colombia looking to rebound from two tough losses to Tugstsogt Nyambayar on May 26 on FS1 and WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell, Jr. in 2017.
The telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will also see 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (6-0, 5 KOs) continue his rise in the lightweight ranks in a six-round match and 2016 Nigerian Olympian Efe Ajagba (6-0, 5 KOs) returning to the ring in a six-round heavyweight fight. Sensational super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer (4-0, 4 KOs) steps in for his fifth fight this year in a four-round bout.
While Ortiz and Molina are veteran names, the future of boxing will be present on this card. Joyce is a legit future contender if he continues his winning ways, as his Balderas, who competed on the U.S. Olympic boxing time. Ajagba also has Olympic experience after competing for Nigeria.