Jair ‘Kaiser’ Valtierra is doing his part to ensure the final months of his teen years are spent furthering the legacy he looks to create in the ring.

The 19-year-old lightweight is set for his second straight headlining act on Boxeo Telemundo, which takes place this Friday at Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. Valtierra (15-0, 8KOs)—a talented prospect from Leon, Mexico—will face countryman Alberto ‘El Alacran’ Ruiz (10-3, 7KOs) in a scheduled ten-round regional lightweight title fight.

“2021 is going to be a big year for me,” Valtierra boldly—and briefly—exclaimed to BoxingScene.com. “I am excited to be on Telemundo once again and have big plans.”

For now, the unbeaten Valtierra has a fairly stiff test ahead of him in his third network appearance. He impressed in his last outing, a third-round knockout of Emanuel Lopez (30-13-1, 14KOs) at this very venue this past May. The bout was the first Telemundo telecast to air live from Mexico since the pandemic, with Valtierra having appeared on the last show before the global health crisis—earning a ten-round win over Jose Eduardo Hernandez Rizo last March in Tlalpan, Mexico.

Two bouts have been crammed in between televised appearances, going the distance in decision wins over Aurelio Hernandez and Jerson Aguilar before taking care of Lopez this past May. The bout with Ruiz will be the third of the year for Valtierra, who has enjoyed an active schedule even with the pandemic since turning pro in July 2018.

Ruiz fell into a brief rough patch, with all three losses coming in a four-fight span. Included among the lot is a first-round knockout at the hands of Ruben Aguilar last September, a show that took place while the Mexican government and its boxing commissions were still largely shut down due to the pandemic. Ruiz has since rebounded with an upset majority decision win over previously unbeaten Eduardo Martinez this past May 29 in Chimalhuacan, Mexico.

As has been the case since the series returned last August, the show will air beginning with the main event at 12:00 a.m. ET. Select undercard bouts will air via slight tape delay.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox