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Boxing returns to Juarez!

Boxing will return to Juarez on Oct. 17 when Promociones del Pueblo will stage the first big card to hit the bordertown since December 2007. In the main event, Javier “Zorro” Castro (21-2, 18 KOs) will take on former contender Edgar Barcenas (21-8-4, 15 KOs), of Mexico City, for the WBC Fecombox lightweight title.

Barcenas, 32, is on the comeback trail, having returned to the ring after a six-year layoff last weekend, stopping Fernando Torres (12-8) in three rounds on a card staged in Monterrey.

Castro is on a two-bout win streak since losing to Antonio Diaz in Tijuana, earlier in the year.

In one of three co-main events, Juarez’s Eduardo “Chucky” Lazcano (14-1, 7 KOs), coming off his sole loss, will take on Lizandro De Los Santos (8-2, 3 KOs), of Los Mochis, Mexico.

In an eight-rounder at superflyweight, Chihuahua near-contender Victor “Nene” Zaleta (10-1, 5 KOs) will battle Ricardo “Rocky” Armento (9-1-1, 4 KOs), of Sonora, Mex.

Former world champion Cesar “Cobrita” Soto (59-18-3, 40 KOs), always a crowd favorite in Juarez, and on a three-bout win streak, will give Angel “Acertijo” Reyna (9-2-1, 4 KOs), also of Juarez, an acid test in the third co-feature.

Also scheduled:

Mauro “Punos de Oro” Lucero (43-13-1, 29 KOs), of Juarez, is up against Ruben “Duke” Lopez.

Flyweight Alejandro “Apachito” Moreno (21-25-3, 10 KOs), of Juarez, hopes to halt an eight-bout losing streak in a bout against Victor “Dragon” Pasillas (0-0-1), of Chihuahua.

Rafael Proano (1-0-1), of Chihuahua, fights Cuervo Chavira.

–Chris Cozzone




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