By Lee Bates
WBO light flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (32-0-1, 6 KOs) and WBO super featherweight champion Ramon “Rocky” Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KOs) of Puerto Rico both easily made the weight requirement for their pre-fight 30 day weigh-in today in Puerto Rico. Calderon scaled in at 118 pounds which is well below the 124.2 pound maximum requirement. Martinez weight in at 138 pounds also far below the 149.5 requirement.
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Both fighters, who are promoted by PR Best boxing (Ivan & Peter Rivera) will look to successfully defend their crowns Sept 12th at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Calderon will once again face 3-time world title challenger Rodel Mayol (25-3-1, 19 KOs) of the Phillpines in a rematch of their technical draw this past June at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The bout went to the scorecards after 6 rounds due to an accidental head butt suffered by Calderon in the fourth round. Martinez will take on former world title challenger Michael Lozado (31-5-1, 24 KOs)of Mexico. Fireworks can be expected in this bout as neither fighter takes a step back and add to that the element the history of the well known Puerto Rico vs Mexico boxing rivalry. Several other entertaining bouts are scheduled including cruiserweight giant the power punching 6ft.6 inch unbeaten Carlos Negron against an opponent soon to be announced. None of Negron´s opponents have made it out of the 1st round yet.
The event titled “Undefeated Champions” is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing Saturday September 12th 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 $29.95. PR Best Boxing is promoting the event.