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Felix Jr. looks sharp in workout

Photos: Pete Susens

Unbeaten world rated Jose Felix, Jr. (21-0-1, 17 KOs) worked out Wednesday at James Gogue’s Mission Boxing Club in Mission, Texas, going through final preparations for his fight this Saturday on a Top Rank boxing card at The McAllen Convention Center against rugged Gerardo Robles of Durango, Mexico. The 20-year-old Felix is ranked IBF #11 and has won 14 fights in a row, dating to a draw in June, 2010. He was born and raised in Los Mochis and comes from a fighting family as he is related to boxing star Fernando Montiel. Robles enters with a record of 18-10 with 9 KOs.

The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds and it will be Top Rank’s debut on the new UniMas Network (formerly Telefutura). First bell is 7:30 pm local time. The telecast will get underway at 10 pm local time.

Other fighters on the big card include:

— Super middleweight Andre Dirrell, 20-1, 14 KOs, Flint, Michigan. Dirrell is managed by superstar entertainer 50 Cent.

— Middleweight Matt Korobov, 18-0, 10 KOs, of Orotukan, Russia. Korobov is a very hard puncher in his division.

— Lightweight Ivan Najera, 8-0, 7 KOs of San Antonio.

Eight fights are scheduled.

Tickets are $75 and $50 for VIP table seating and $20 for general admission.Tickets are available at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office and at all Ticketmaster Outlets, including Ticketmaster.com, or 1-800-745-3000.

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