Puerto Rican hot prospect Jayson ‘La Maravilla’ Velez (12-0, 11 KOs) won the USNBC super bantamweight title by knocking out Colombian Pedro ‘El Torito’ Rincón in Boxeo Boricua In Caguas’ main event. “I always thought I had a good chance of beating him, but I didn’t anticipate he’d go so quickly. Nevertheless, this kind of KO is always welcome,” said Vélez, who won at 1:34 in the first round.
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“We worked very hard for this. This was a great opportunity and I knew I had to do my best,” assured the new super bantamweight champion. As Velez explained, he has been in boxing since he was 11, and now at 23, he feels ready for bigger things. “This is a dream come true. This title will bring new opportunities for my career, and hopefully, by the end of 2010 or early next year I’ll go after a world championship.”
Also the super flyweight prospect Miguel “El Loco” Robles (4-1-2, 4 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over Eduardo Melendez.
Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment are the promoters in charge of the Boxeo Boricua events. The next one will take place on April 24th at the Angel Luis “Cholo” Espada Coliseum in Salinas where fan favorites and KO artists Juan”El Puma” Gonzalez (7-0, 7 KOs) and Wilfredo Bones (8-0, 8 KOs) will feature as the main events.