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FREE WBC Webcast Saturday will present a live boxing webcast on Saturday, January 23, from Toluca, Mexico. The webcast is free of charge – everyone is invited to watch. It will begin at 9:00 P.M. (21:00 hrs) Central Standard Time, and will last approximately two hours. Supporting bouts will be shown in addition to the main event. [Note: webcast not available in Mexico] WBC President José Sulaiman said today, “I have devoted at least five years of my life to create this presentation of live boxing on the internet as a legacy, and I hope that it will open new doors of opportunities for those promoters and boxers that don’t have opportunities with the television networks.”

He continued, “The live webcasts on are not meant as competition to televised boxing shows, but rather as a complement to them. We plan to webcast any fight, especially world title fights, with which the promoters are willing to participate.”

Headlining the show on January 23 is a 12-round fight for the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) super featherweight championship between two boxers from Mexico City – Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz, 24-9-2 with 11 knockouts, will challenge defending champion Jorge “Comino” Perez, 10-5-1 with 0 knockouts.

Diaz, now 28 years old, is a former North American Boxing Federation (NABF) featherweight champion – he won the title in December, 2005, with a 12 round split decision against previously undefeated defending champion Robert Guerrero. Diaz is currently ranked No. 13 by the WBC.

Perez, 24 years old, is a tall and lanky pure boxer. He won the CABOFE title in June, 2009, and has made one successful title defense. He is currently ranked No. 21 by the WBC.

The World Boxing Council is committed to webcast live boxing every Saturday night for the first six months of 2010. In the event that there is not a live show, webcasts of previous fightcards will be re-shown. After the first six months of 2010, plans will be made for the second half of the year.

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