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Yung vs. Gonzalez Fight Preview

By Felipe Leon

A great night of boxing is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th, when the largest promoter in Latin America, Fernando Beltran’s Zanfer Promotions, returns to the Tecate Box Tour tent located in the parking lot of the historic Caliente racetrack. In the main event, undefeated Los Mochis, Mexico, featherweight Adrian “Chino” Yung” (18-0-1, 15KOs) will take on the experienced Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (21-2, 14KOs) of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. The fight card will be broadcast live in Mexico by the Azteca network.

Yung’s only blemish is a draw against unknown Carlos Mendoza three years ago in the same border town but since then he has filed unanimous wins in his last two fights over Silvestre Lopez and more importantly, Raul Hirales. Last December Hirales defeated Gonzalez via a ten round unanimous decision in the Tepic’s fighter Top Rank debut. Since then, Gonzalez has defeated former world champion Rico Ramos in his last fight last April in an ESPN “Friday Night Fights” broadcast main event. Gonzalez is managed by Erik “Terrible” Morales.

In the co-main event, La Puente, CA’s Jose “Chon” Zepeda (14-0, 12KOs), who is trained by the famed Roberto Alcazar, will have his biggest test to date when he takes on the winner of the 2010 Guante Azteca tournament Ricardo “Pelon” Dominguez (37-9-2, 22KOs) of Los Mochis in a ten rounder. Zepeda has never beaten anybody of note while the experienced Dominguez has faced the much better opposition with wins over Jose Luis Soto Karass, Alirio Rivero and Al Sabaupan and has stepped into the ring with such world-class fighters as Zahir Raheem, Brandon Rios, Humberto Soto and Miguel Vazquez.

Also featured on the fight card will be an eight round clash between Tijuana super flyweights, Victor “Pelon” Ruiz (11-1, 8KOs) and Mario Lara (4-10-1, 1KO).

Several more bouts will round out the card.

The Caliente racetrack is a 10-minute cab ride from the international border between San Diego and Tijuana. Doors open at 4pm with the first punch thrown promptly at 4:15pm.

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