Anthony Olascuaga is moving on the fast track. If he continues to win impressively, Olascuaga might end up contending for a world title sooner than he thinks.

The unbeaten flyweight prospect will face Marco Sustaita tonight at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. The 10-round bout will stream live on ESPN Knockout (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT) throughout Latin America.

At Thursday’s weigh-in, Olascuaga weighed in at 111.6 pounds. Sustaita weighed 111 pounds.

Olascuaga (4-0, 2 knockouts), who resides in Los Angeles, has impressed since making his pro debut in September 2020. In his last bout on May 13, Olascuaga stopped Gustavo Perez Alvarez after the sixth round. Perez entered the fight unbeaten.

The 23-year-old stepped into the ring against former world title challenger Saul Juarez in his second pro fight on August 13 of last year, winning a one-sided decision.

Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. has been very high on Olascuaga and does not mind matching him tough inside the ring. Olascuaga has proved to be the goods thus far as a pro, and Zabala doesn’t think Olascuaga has yet hit his peak. 

“Anthony is a kid with a lot of talent and experience, despite a short pro career (thus far),” Zabala told Boxingscene Thursday morning. “He’s been working with trainer Rudy Hernandez and sparring the best in the world. As you can tell from his record, he hasn’t had easy fights. We are taking the fast track with him because his team has a lot of confidence in him.

“(Anthony) has a difficult opponent (tonight), but those are the challenges Anthony and his team like. Should he come out victorious and continue winning, he could challenge for a world title in a year or less. It’s a pleasure working with him, Rudy, and the Teiken Promotions team.”

Sustaita (13-4-1, 11 KOs), who resides in Oceanside, California, has not fought since August 28 of last year when he knocked out Julio Morales Jacobo in the opening round. The victory snapped a three-fight losing streak, including losses to Ricardo Sandoval and to Jesse Rodriguez.

In the co-feature, unbeaten and amateur standout Mikiah Kreps (3-0, 2 KOs) of Niagara Falls will square off against Puerto Rico’s Camarie Matos Vargas (3-0, 1 KO) in a six-round bout.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing