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Negron-Pitalua on Friday

On Friday the popular series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO, Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Everlast Worldwide and All Star Boxing, Inc. will be in full support of the World Campaign of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On this special occasion, Everlast has prepared a pink canvas and also all of the fighters will be wearing pink gloves. Also the promoters have encourage the fans to come dressed in pink. In the main event former WBA FEDECENTRO and national champion Wilfredo “Papin” Negron faces WBC Latin jr. welter champion Antonio Pitalua in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds for the WBO Latin welterweight title.

Negron of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico will be making his seventh South Florida appearance. In his last fight on March 27, 2009 he defeated Carlos Pena via eight round decision. He took this fight when Diobelys Hurtado pulled out due to an apparent injury. He brings a record of 26-12-1, 19 KOs.

Pitalua of Mexico City, Mexico by the way of Monteria, Colombia is ranked #9 by the WBC in the lightweight division. This year on April 4th he lost a world title bid to WBC lightweight champion Edwin Valero via second round KO, on August 14 he moved up in weight to impressively defeat Jose “Gallo” Reyes by knockout in the sixth round in a bout considered for a knockout of the year to claim the WBC Latin jr. welter title in the same ring at the Miccosukee Resort and improved his record to 47-4, 41 KOs.

Also the show will feature the return of jr. middleweight contender Joel “Love Child” Julio, undefeated Brazilian prospects Josenilson Dos Santos, William Silva and Miami’s own undefeated prospect Christopher De La Paz.

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