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For WBO #1 rated lightweight contender Ray Beltran, Friday’s championship fight against #2 rated Paulus Moses (39-3, 24 KOs) is for more than a world title. Beltran needs a win to stay in the U.S. with his family under the Extraordinary Ability as a Professional Boxing (EB-1) Employment-Based First Preference category. A world title victory will all but assure him of a green card and permanent status.
Beltran and Moses collide in the Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Theatre in Reno, Nevada. ESPN will televise.