By John Cannon
Carlos Molina 135 vs. Marcos Jimenez 135
(NABO intercontinental lightweight title)
Jerry Guevara 121.75 vs. Victor Sanchez 121.75
Isaac Torres 117.5 vs. Mario Delgado 118.25
Marc Torres 136 vs. Eduardo Alvarado 134.5
Enrique Alvarez 149.75 vs. Gerardo Alvarado 151.75
James Cantu 139.75 vs. Hector Garza 143.75
Elio Ruiz 120.75 vs. Ivan Rios 124.75
Raphael Murphy 196 vs. Mikel Williams 177.75
Andrew Greeley 239.75 vs. Eric Molina 236.75
Marines Promotions president Julio Marines has always believed that the Rio Grande Valley has tons of talent in the sport of boxing and will do whatever it takes to get them recognized. This Saturday, he will get a chance to showcase some of the best talent in the Valley as Marines Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions presents “Border Explosion” at the McAllen Convention Center. Heavyweight prospect and current WBC USNBC champion Eric Molina of Lyford makes his return to the ring after suffering a first round knockout loss to number one Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola on February 18th in Corpus Christi.
“Eric gets a chance to redeem himself after that heartbreaking loss to Arreola,” said Marines. “Eric is a top notch fighter and if he can string two or three wins together in a row, he will be back in the limelight.” “If he can do that, there is no doubt he will be able to get another big fight.”
Also appearing on the card are local prospects Jerry Guevara, Isaac Torres, Raphael Murphy, Enrique Alvarez and Mark Torres.
“Jerry is coming off of a huge win against one of Manny Pacquiao’s up and comers and has another tough fight on his hands this Saturday,” said Marines. “Isaac had an impressive amateur background and made it all the way to the U.S. Olympic Trails and held numerous amateur titles. He is coming off a huge win in his first professional fight and is looking to pick up another big win.”
“As for Raphael, boxing runs in his family. Both his uncle and dad had impressive resumes in boxing and I feel Raphael will follow in their footsteps. Enrique and Mark also were impressive as amateurs and the future looks bright for them.”
“This is definitely going to be a big show,” said Marines. “We are going to have some of the best prospects from the Rio Grande Valley on display and hopefully they will make a good impression in front of the Golden Boy representatives.”
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the McAllen Convention Center box office or at www.ticketmaster.com.