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Burgos ready for Castillo

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Undefeated WBC #2 ranked Juan Carlos Burgos has set up training camp in the Jalisco capital of Guadalajara, Mexico, as he prepares for his duel with experienced Ricardo Castillo on May 29th. 
Burgos (24-0, 17 KO´s), will risk his high WBC ranking in the featherweight division against Ricardo Castillo (38-7-1, 25 KOs), a man that has had almost fifty fights and has twice challenged for a world title.

It has been five years since the professional debut of Juan Carlos; nephew of Victor Burgos, exactly one year after his uncle won a world title. At age 22, Burgos has successfully won the WBC Continental Americas title and the WBC Cabofe championship. He started his career in his native Tijuana, and also made a name for himself in California with seven successful fights. The powerful Burgos (70% KO ratio) is coming off a knockout victory over Juan Carlos Martinez on ESPN, which was his US national television debut, last January.

Burgos arrived in Guadalajara two weeks ago accompanied by the former title contender and now his chief trainer, Gerardo Espinoza, his manager Roberto Sandoval and sparring partner Ruben Miranda. He is currently getting acclimated and putting the finishing touches to his preparation at the “Julian Magdaleno” gym.

“Road to the Title” will take place at the Tecate Arena and will be part of the Tecate Boxing Tour on Saturday, May 29, and will air live on Mexico’s Televisa network at 6:30 pm (local time).
Also seeing action will be IBF #11 featherweight Fernando “Wary” Beltran Jr. from Sinaloa, Mexico, against Miguel Angel “Ranita” Gonzalez, from Guadalajara. In addition, the Japanese special attraction Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda, will face Javier “Chino” Hernandez in what looks to be a full night of action.

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