For the first time in nearly ten years a world championship fight will take place in Mexicali when Cesar Canchila of Colombia defends his WBA Interim Mini Flyweight championship against Geovani Segura of Guerrero, Mexico at the Palenque FEX this Saturday in a card presented by Top Rank, Promociones Zanfer and Promociones Hurtado. Canchila arrived in Mexicali on Monday very confident of a victory over Segura the man he beat last July 26 in Las Vegas to win the championship.
“I have been training very hard for three months for this fight and I’m ready to go. After 12 rounds I believe that we know each other very well and there should be no reason why I can’t beat him again. There’s really no need for any more words, so let’s just fight,” said Canchila.
For Segura, his loss against Canchila was the first of his career and he’s looking to rebound.
“I wanted the knockout so bad in the first fight that I got away from everything that I know. This time I will fight with more patience and intelligence and will just try to win round by round. I feel that I’m better prepared for this second fight that I was for the first one,” said Segura, who is now trained by Javier Capetillo.
The last time a championship fight was held in Mexicali it was August 14, 1998 when local favorite Ruben Sanchez Leon stopped Carlos Gabriel Salazar of Argentina in the eighth round to captured the WBO flyweight crown.
Azteca America will televised the championship tilt in the United States.