Former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz, who returns Saturday from a year out of the ring after having surgery to repair a badly fractured left wrist, got a new opponent this week for his fight.
Out of the 10-round fight is Orlando Lora (31-6-2, 19 KOs) and in is Mexican journeyman Gilberto Sanchez Leon (33-13-2), whom he will face on a Premier Boxing Champions card (NBC and NBC Sports Net) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The fight is on the Omar Figueroa-Antonio DeMarco undercard.
Ortiz (30-5-2, 23 KOs), 28, of Oxnard, California, has not fought since last Dec. 13, when he knocked out Manuel Perez in the third round in his first fight working with trainer Joel Diaz, but broke his wrist on the final punch of the fight.
In two other 10-round undercard bouts, 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (16-0, 8 KOs) will face Said El Harrak (12-3-2, 7 KOs) at junior middleweight and middleweight Hugo Centeno (23-0, 12 KOs) will meet Josue Obando (12-7-1, 10 KOs).
NBCSN coverage runs from 6-7:30 p.m. ET. Then coverage resumes on NBC from 8:30-11 p.m., followed by even more coverage on NBCSN from 11-midnight ET.