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Lozada Jr. headlines Friday

By Felipe Leon

This Friday night Baja Boxing in association with Promociones Del Pueblo will present one of the last fight cards of the year when in the Cadena Tres broadcast main event, up and coming junior welterweight Antonio “Cañitas” Lozada Jr. (29-1, 25KOs) faces David Cavita (7-1-2, 6KOs) for a scheduled ten rounds. The fight card will be held in Lozada Jr.’s hometown of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, a beach town ten minutes south of Tijuana.

Lozada Jr. has had a busy and successful 2012, fighting four fights already and winning three of them by knockout. On the way, Lozada Jr. captured the WBF light welterweight title, which will not be at stake in his next fight. Cavita of the fighting town of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, stopped Agapito Ontiveros in two rounds in his last fight after suffering his first professional loss. Friday night will mark the first time that Cavita fights outside of his hometown. With both fighters sharing a combined 77% KO ratio, it is almost a given that the bout will not go to the final bell.

Seeing action this Friday night as well is Tijuana’s Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (22-2, 19KOs) against Daniel Valenzuela (28-12-1, 16KOs) of Yavaros, Mexico, in a light welterweight bout. The exciting Lopez is looking to string a couple of wins after going 2-2 in his last four fights, alternating wins with losses. In his last bout he knocked out the over matched Isidro Hernandez in the first round of a scheduled four.

Also featured on the card will be hard-hitting featherweight Adrian Estrella (8-0, 8KOs) facing Luis “Bofo” Viedes (7-6-1, 2KOs) of Tijuana in an eight rounder and twenty year old bantamweight Julio “Pollito” Ceja (22-0, 20KOs) versus Eden Marquez (25-12-2, 19KOs).

Four more fights flesh out the card.

Doors of the Ernesto Rufo Appel Municipal Gymnasium open at 6:00pm with the first fight soon after.

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