Cornwall welterweight boxer Tony Luis makes his U.S. debut Sept. 1 in an undercard bout in Verna, N.Y.
Luis will face veteran boxer Andres Ledesma at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
The six-roud contest takes place prior to the HBO doubleheader topped by the Gennady Golovkin-Grzegorz Proska middleweight title match.
"I don't take anybody lightly," said Luis, a former WBC Continental Americas champion. "He's been matched against a number of world class guys and I am expecting him to be at his best because I'm going to be on my A-game."
The hard-hitting Ledesma has faced a number of top fighters. The Miami-based Colombian has shared the ring with former world champion Jesus Chavez. In 2007, Ledesma scored a vicious fifth-round knockout over prospect Gary Stark Jr. in New York.
Luis sees this bout opening the door to a bright future in the U.S.
"I want to make a big impression in my U.S. debut so I can move onto bigger and better things," he said. "It all starts with this fight and I know that I've got to win impressively before I can move onto the next level."
Recognized as one of Canada's prized prospects, Luis, 14-0 (6 KOs) stopped his last three opponents, most recently dispatching of Ferenc Szabo April 7. Shortly after the victory, he signed with U.S.-based Greg Cohen Promotions.