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Castellanos-Escandon ticketed for Ortiz-Thompson undercard

Oscar Escandon, right, will fight for a vacant interim featherweight belt against Robinson Castellanos on March 5. Harry How/Getty Images

The fight between Robinson Castellanos and Oscar Escandon, due to meet for a vacant interim featherweight belt, is slated to take place March 5 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., Golden Boy vice president Eric Gomez told ESPN.com.

The bout will be on the undercard of the heavyweight bout between Luis Ortiz and Tony Thompson, which headlines an HBO telecast. It remains to be seen if Castellanos-Escandon will wind up on American television, although it would make sense to land on HBO Latino.

Castellanos (23-11, 13 KOs), 33, of Mexico, is a feel-good story after back-to-back upset wins. He knocked out then-undefeated Ronny Rios in the fifth round in October 2014 and followed with a lopsided decision victory against Rocky Juarez last January to earn the mandatory shot against titleholder Gary Russell.

When Russell suffered a cut in training and pulled out of a voluntary defense against Escandon in November, the interim title bout was approved.

Escandon (24-2, 16 KOs), 31, of Colombia, is coming off a split decision loss to Moises Flores in a fight for an interim junior featherweight belt last April.