By John Cannon
The McAllen Convention Center will be rocking Saturday night as some of the biggest up and coming fighters will duke it out as a part of “Super Brawl Saturday Night”, sponsored by Top Rank Boxing and Tecate in association with Cavazos Boxing. “Saturday night the boxing fans in the Rio Grande Valley will be able to witness some of the best young prospects in the business and I can guarantee that this is a good quality fight card from top to bottom,” said Lester Bedford, representative for Top Rank Boxing.
The show will feature two of the biggest prospects in the lightweight division as New York native Jorge Luis Teron (23-1), ranked # 12 in the world will face undefeated California native Brandon Rios (23-0), ranked #9 in the world as they will battle it out for the vacant NABF Lightweight championship in the 12-round main event.
“I am really looking forward to this fight and come Saturday night, the fun will begin,” said Rios. “I am excited about getting an opportunity to fight for the NABF title and this is a make or break fight for me.”
“Teron is a good prospect and a very strong guy. But I plan on putting a lot of pressure on him and am going to fight with all of my heart. Saturday night is going to be my time to shine and the fans are in for a real treat.”
Teron said that he is aware of what is at stake in this fight and is coming in to win it.
“Losing is not an option for me,” said Teron. “I had the best camp ever and sparred for over 140 rounds in preparation for this fight.”
“Both Rios and I know what’s at stake in this fight and the winner will improve their ranking and be in line for bigger things. However, the loser will have to go to the back of the line. I am coming in and will give it everything I have.”
The undercard features Top Rank prospects Robert Marroquin of Dallas and Jerry Belmontes of Corpus Christi, as well as local favorites Eric Molina of Lyford and Edinburg native Tito Ramos.
The card will tentatively feature eight action packed fights and the television event will begin at 9 p.m. on Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports Espanol.
Anthony Cavazos, president of Cavazos Boxing, said that tickets are still available but are going fast. “This is one of the biggest shows to hit the Rio Grande Valley and tickets are going fast,” said Cavazos. “I recommend that people better get them early because if they don’t, they will be standing in line for a while Saturday night and could quite possibly miss out.”
Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased at the McAllen Convention Center box office. The doors open at 6 p.m with the first fight starting at 7 p.m.