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Calderon speaks out

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions
Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

By Lee Bates

Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (32-0-1, 6 KOs) of Puerto Rico is just 10 days away from his highly anticipated rematch with Rodel Mayol (25-3-1, 19 KOs) of the Phillipines. Calderon is more than ready to prove that he is still the best light flyweight in the world. When asked if he felt Mayol was the stronger fighter in their first encounter he replied with the following: “I didn’t feel him to be stronger than I was which is part of what lead me to being a lot more aggressive than normal. My game is to hit and not get hit and that’s what will happen this time. I’m going to take him to school and give him a boxing lesson,” said Calderon.

Calderon also stated that he had been hearing that Mayol was going to be more aggressive this time around. Something that Calderon very much welcomes.

“I hope it is true that he will be very aggressive this fight. That’s exactly what I want him to do so that he will be missing and getting hit with my counters all night long,” said Calderon.

The “Unbeaten Champions” PPV card is presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions Inc. (Ivan & Peter Rivera). Also included is WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KOs) making his first title defense in the 12-round co-feature against WBO No. 9 rated Vincente Martin “El Mono” Rodriguez (25-2-1, 13 KOs). In a 10-round super flyweight bout Juan “Panterita” Mercedes (23-2, 16 KOs) will take on Jesus “Changa” Martinez (18-6, 11 KOs). Unbeaten 6ft.6in. cruiserweight giant prospect and 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron (4-0, 4 KOs) will be tested against Larry Carter whose 3 victories have all come by way of knockout.

“Undefeated Champions” is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand and DirecTV for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

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