HARLINGEN - Raul “El Tigre” Casarez scored a second-round TKO of Efren Diaz Friday at the Casa de Amistad, raising his career record to 15-2 with 8 KOs. Casarez came out swinging on the undercard of Julio Marines Promotions’ “Back with Vengeance,” a card that also featured Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia of Weslaco and Sergio “Time to Shine” Perales of Los Fresnos.

Edinburg native Casarez, 23, is expected to get a shot at fighting on a televised card some time in the summer, probably on Showtime, says trainer James Gogue. He landed at will against Diaz, leading to a stoppage in the second round down in Harlingen.