By Felipe Leon
This upcoming Wednesday night, September 11th, a boxing first will occur in Tijuana when three-time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito debuts for the first time as a promoter. The event will take place at the home for local boxing in Tijuana Las Pulgas nightclub. This time Tornado Promotions will be teaming up with local Maya Batel gym and the established Mayen Promotions to present a multi-bout night which will also double as a special tribute for all the past Tijuana champions. Margarito has extended a special invitation to all the former world champions who make their home in Tijuana. Expected to make an appearance is Erik “Terrible” Morales, Diego “Pelucho” Morales, Alejandro “Terra” Garcia, Raul “Jibaro” Perez, Manuel “Mantecas” Medina, Juan Jose “Dinamita” Estrada and many more. In the main event of the night, super flyweight Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (12-4-1, 9KOs) will be facing Mexicali, MX’s Diego Atzin (7-3-1, 3KOs) in an eight rounder.
Estrella of Tijuana, who in his last fight went six rounds with up setter Saul “Bebe” Hernandez, is known as a compact brawler who is known to bring the fight. Atzin is a bit more experienced having faced Armando “Chiquita” Vazquez and David Carmona in eleven professional fights.
Also featured on the card will be undefeated super featherweight Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (7-0-1, 4KOs) as he faces across border rival Salvador Cifuentes (1-5-1) in a four rounder.
In what looks to be quite possibly the fight of the night, female bantamweight Sandra “Perla Negra” Robles (3-1, 1KO) looks to be string two wins in a row when she takes on journey woman Diana “Mamba Negra” Gonzalez (5-6, 1KO) for four rounds or less.
A slew of local talent is also slated to make an appearance such as welterweight Pastor Elenes (7-1, 3KOs), light flyweight Abraham Rodriguez (3-0, 2KOs) and fellow junior flyweight Victor “Chaky” Sandoval (1-0, 1KO) among others.
Tickets are still available at the Las Pulgas box office and Viking sporting goods. Doors open at 7:30pm with the first punch thrown at 8:30pm.