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Aztec Glove tourney continues

By Felipe Leon

On Friday, July 2nd, Zanfer Promotions presents the third round of the “Guante Azteca (Aztec Glove)” tournament with a seven bout fight card being held at Tijuana, MX’s Municipal Auditorium. Bantamweights Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (5-0, 1KO) and Luis “Chupacabras” Gomez (3-1, 2KOs), both of Tijuana, MX, face off in the eight round semi final bout while undefeated Misael Castillo (13-0, 10KOs) of Ensenada, MX, goes after San Luis Rio Colorado, MX’s Luis Rey Compoa (8-5-1, 5KOs) in the six round super lightweight semi.

Cayetano reached the final four by upsetting tournament favorite Fernando “Ferocito” Vargas in the first round. Although Vargas was the more experienced, Cayetano beat him to the punch through out the four rounds with what seemed sheer will. On the same night, Gomez dropped crowd favorite Francisco “Lobito” Navarro three times to advance to the semi final bout. The winner of the Cayetano-Gomez bout will take on the winner of Oscar “Bebe” Gallardo versus Jesus “Kalaka” Navarro being held later this month in the final.

After surviving a rough opening minute, Misael Castillo dispatched his first round opponent Cesar Sanchez with a sharp left hook to advance to the next round while Luis Rey Compoa won an easy four round unanimous decision over Gabriel “Zurdo” Rosales to advance.

Supporting the two tournament fights, flyweight Manuel “Chango” Vargas (26-5-1, 11KOs) of Guadalajara, MX, versus Sonora, MX’s Ricardo “Rocky” Armenta (10-6-1, 4KOs) over six flyweight rounds. Also on the card will be undefeated jr. welterweight Danny Escobar (5-0, 4KOs) taking on Walberto Gaxiola, (11-7, 5KOs0 of Sonora, MX for eight schuduled rounds. In a six round lightweight contest, Ensenada, MX’s Alberto Ocampo (2-0, 1KOs) faces Francisco Guijarro (2-2) of Tijuana, MX. while super bantamweight Daniel Gonzalez (4-3, 2KOs) of fights Jose Iñiguez (2-3, 1KO), both of Tijuana, for four rounds. Making their pro debut, two Tijuana super bantamweights, Luis Diaz and Andres Sifuentes, face off for four rounds also.

Tickets are available at Tijuana’s Municipal Auditorium’s box office for 100 pesos ($8.33 U.S.) and 50 pesos ($4.16 U.S.). Doors open at 7:30pm while the first punch is thrown at 8:30pm. The bouts will be televised regionally in Mexico by the Azteca Channel with three time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito and two time super bantamweight WBC champion Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava doing the color commentary.

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