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Two WBC webcasts Saturday will present two live championship webcasts – free of charge – on Saturday (note: the webcasts are not available in Mexico). In the main fight, scheduled for 12 rounds from Estadio Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Eduardo Escobedo, (27-3-1, 19 KOs), of Mexico City, will fight Aristedes Perez (17-1-1, 10 KOs), of Cartagena, Colombia, for the WBC Silver super featherweight championship.

Escobedo is ranked no. 11 by the WBC at 126 pounds. Now 26-years-old, he has won six fights in a row since his last loss, by a 12 round decison against Daniel Ponce de Leon in December, 2007. His current winning streak includes impressive victories against Joksan Hernandez (17-1) – a 10 round unanimous decision in Eduardo’s last fight on January 30; a 10th round TKO against previously undefeated Daniel Lomeli (16-0) in February, 2009, and a 10 round unanimous decision against Miguel Roman (25-3) in September, 2008.

The 29 year-old Perez has won two fights in a row, both by knockout, since his only loss in a challenge against WBC super featherweight world champion Humberto Soto in September, 2009.

In the co-featured bout, Michel Rosales (27-3, 23 KOs), of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, will battle Amilicar Funes, (22-8, 17 KOs), of San Juan, Argentina, for the vacant FECARBOX (Central American Boxing Federation) super welterweight title.

The fights will be televised live at 10:30 P.M. (22:30 hrs) Central Time on Televisa-Channel 5 in Mexico.

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In the main event of the earlier webcast, scheduled for 12 rounds from Domo Metropolitano in Neza, Mexico, Jorge Pimentel of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, will fight Jorge Gallegos of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, for the FECOMBOX (Mexican National Boxing Federation) super lightweight title.

In the co-featured bout, Abraham Rodriguez of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, will face Jorge Perez of Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, for the vacant FECARBOX super featherweight title.

The fights will be televised live at 8:00 P.M. (21:00 hrs) Central Time on Cadena Tres-Channel 28 in Mexico.

* * * webcasts are also available for viewing at any time in the archives on both and On the player at the bottom of the video, select the “Free On Demand” button to see the archived choices.

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