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Q&A: Antonio Tostado

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“Boxeo Telemundo” continues its 25th year on the air tonight when Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado (12-1, 6 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico, takes on Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (17-1, 9 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the main event. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO Latino bantamweight title at stake. Site of the fight card will be the A La Carte Event Pavilion , Tampa, FL. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Shea Bailey Promotions.

Tostado is familiar to the Telemundo audience, having fought recent world title challenger David Carmona dropping a hard fought decision loss. It was the first and only blemish to date on Tostado’s record but Tostado said it was a learning experience and he is ready to move forward. Fightnews caught up with Tostado as he was literally arriving to his hotel from the airport having taken this fight on just a few days notice.

How is your conditioning being that you’re taking this fight on such a short notice?

My physical condition is fine. I keep myself in the gym as you never know when you’ll get these type of opportunities and you have to take advantage of them. I fully plan to take advantage of this opportunity.

You suffered your first career loss last year. Has that had any physchological effect at all on you?

Not at all. I mean I fought hard and did the best I could. Its a lesson learned and I will improve on the mistakes I made in that fight.

You normally fight at 115 but this fight is at 118. Any concerns since he is a natural bantamweight and the naturally bigger fighter of you both?

Actually I feel very strong. Not having to lose those extra 3 pounds has me feeling much stronger.

You had your first career loss in a strong effort on your last appearance on Telemundo. How anxious are you to get the victory this time around?

I’m very appreciative to Telemundo for having me back on. It’s very important for my career to have my best performance of my career to date.

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Telemundo Network available in HD will televise starting at 11:35 PM. For information and tickets 813-842-0338.




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