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Rubio to make super middle debut

Mexican power-puncher Marco Antonio Rubio will take on Argentina’s former World Champion Carlos Manuel Baldomir for the vacant World Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight title on Saturday September 8 at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Mexico. The show, labeled “Viva Celaya Campeones”, will be promoted by HG Boxing and Promociones Del Pueblo, and will go out live on television throughout Mexico on Televisa.

Moving up to Super Middleweight, Rubio 54-6-1 (47) will this time be on home turf, and he won’t be coming in as the outsider. But he is facing a fighter in Baldomir, 49-14-6 (15), who is no stranger to being an outsider, and very often winning as such. In his last outing, this past July, Baldomir made his Super Middleweight debut with an impressive knockout victory over fellow countryman, and former Mundo Hispano Champion, Gaston Alejandro Vega.

“Rubio can’t deal with quality fighters,” said Baldomir. “In Mexico, he’s a monster against bad fighters, but he always crumbles when he faces a fairly good fighter. Pavlik and Chavez Jr. are good examples. I have no fear of facing him at his weight. I know that even at 41-years-old and with the little time I have left boxing, I still have enough of an opportunity to beat him.”

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