By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
Thursday afternoon was the press conference for Saturday’s “Revenge” card at the Centro de Convenciones in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The headliner is the rematch Riyo Togo and former world champion Mariana “Barbie” Juarez, who will also be battling WBC International flyweight crown. Togo stopped Juarez in the first round last April.
Mariana Juarez: “I know I’m a better boxer than Riyo and I will prove it,” proclaimed Juarez. “I’m in great shape and I return to the gym with the firm intention to take the win. I am not going to give her anything.”
Riyo Togo: I am happy to be in Mexico again and I will give good show. I know that although Mariana is Mexican, there will be people who like my boxing and and will support me this Saturday. Don’t go to the bathroom, I’m going for a knockout in the first round!”
Also in what will be an elimination bout, former world champion Ramon “Principe” Garcia and highly ranked Juan “Churritos” Hernandez collide, with the winner gaining the right to challenge WBC light flyweight champion Adrian “Confessor” Hernandez.