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Boxing back in Uruguay

On July 20, Sampson Boxing returns to Uruguay with a card at the Estadio “8 de Junio” in the City of Paysandu headlined by a 10-round WBA female lightweight title bout between defending champion Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (10-1, 6 KOs) and Marisol “Sondora” Reyes (11-6-1, 5 KOs). This will be the second defense for Comunales, a national hero in Uruguay and major celebrity.

Also scheduled that night is 10-round super featherweight battle between WBA and IBF #15-rated contender Israel “Cachito” Perez (25-2-1, 14 KOs) and veteran Francisco “El Ahogado” Lorenzo (39-11, 17 KOs).

On the undercard, WBC #6 and IBF #13 super flyweight Javier “Chispita” Chacon (18-1, 4 KOs) will appear, as will light welterweight Victor Abreu (3-0, 1 KO) against Jose Carlos “Puro” Paz (4-1, 2 KOs) in an eight-rounder. In the opening bout, Las Vegas featherweight Rocco Santomauro (9-0) will return from injury to fight for the first time in Uruguay, his ancestral home.

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