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“Veneno” Rubio closes Oxnard training camp

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican middleweight Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (57-6-1, 49 KOs) has wrapped up his preparations with trainer Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California, and will head to Ciudad Ju├írez, Chihuahua, Mexico, for his fight next Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria. Rubio will face Colombian Dionisio “Mr. Knockout” Miranda (22-8-2, 19 KOs) with a world title shot on the line. With a victory, “Veneno” will have the opportunity for a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the interim WBC middleweight world title. Chavez must also win his September 7 clash against Brian Vera in Los Angeles.

Also training with Rubio in Oxnard was middleweight Marcos “Dorado” Reyes (27-1, 22 KOs), who is looking to avenge his 2010 defeat against Argentinian Amilcar Funes (22-12, 17 KOs) on the same card.

The night will also feature Yessica “Kika” Chavez (18-3-2, 4 KOs) defending her WBC female silver light flyweight belt against Tsunami Tenkai (18-7, 7 KOs).

The event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa and TDN.




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