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By Ricardo Ibarra
Australian super middleweight prospect Jake Carr (11-0, 4 KOs) will break a year-long hiatus from the sport and fight his first pro bout on U.S. soil this Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Carr will take on Tacoma fan favorite Mike Gavronski (20-2-1, 13 KOs) in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 107th installment of the long-running “Battle at the Boat” series.
Carr, who is originally from Victoria, Australia, recently made the move to the U.S. and currently resides in Los Angeles, working with well-known trainer Justin Fortune. In his four years as a pro, the highly touted Australian has racked up eleven straight wins and captured the Australian 168 lbs. championship, defeating Serge Yannik for that title in his fifth pro bout by unanimous decision. He went on to make three successful defenses of the belt. Carr will be looking to shake off a year’s worth of ring rust, having fought his last bout in August of last year, scoring a sixth round TKO win over Togasilimai Letoa. (more…)
On Saturday at London’s O2 Arena, WBA/WBC/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs), the undefeated knockout artist from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, will defend three of his four belts against IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-0, 25 KOs), from Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, in what will likely be the toughest fight of both men’s careers.
The WBA Super World middleweight title will not be at stake.
When the fight was announced in July, WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said, “The Championships Committee and the Presidency have not agreed to sanction this bout as a title fight because Brook has never fought as a middleweight.”
Mendoza added, for the sake of clarification, “The intent of the organization is to try to protect the integrity and health of the fighters.” (more…)
Formerly highly rated world rated heavyweight Travis Kauffman (30-1, 22 KOs) believes he is very close to realizing his goal to fight for the heavyweight title. In order for that to be realized, he must not stumble this Friday night when he takes on Josh Gormley (22-5, 21 KOs) as part of the undercard of a championship doubleheader at the Santander Arena in Kaufman’s hometown of Reading, Penn. The 41-year-old Gormley is in the midst of a comeback after a 16 year retirement. He was stopped in three rounds by Andy Ruiz in July.
The card, which has been dubbed the biggest fight card in Reading, will be televised live on Spike TV, will be headlined by Daniel Jacobs defending the WBA Middleweight championship in a rematch against former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora. In the televised co-feature, undefeated lightweights Robert Easter Jr. and Richard Commey vie for the vacant IBF Lightweight title.
This Thursday at 12:30PM at the flagship Fitness Evolution (4774 N Blackstone Ave) in Fresno, California, unbeaten local boxer Jose Ramirez will host the fighters on Saturday’s nationally televised fights in the Central Valley at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino and will be doing three minute workouts for media. Including main and co-main event fighters heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz, veteran star Ray Beltran, NABF champion and Central Valley native Daniel Valdivia as well as the Madera Brothers, amateur star Bryan Lua who will turn pro and the homecoming for Saul Lomas who returns to the venue eight years later that he built and 8-0 record at after multiple operations and rehab. This event is FREE to the public and the first 40 people that attend will get FREE tickets to the fight, hang out and meet the fighters after!
By Robert Coster
Welterweight Carlos Adames (8-0, 7 KOs), the Dominican Republic’s hottest prospect, will defend his WBA Fedelatin title against Ivan Alvarez (23-6,16 KOs) of Mexico on September 16th. Adames, a former amateur star, may be facing his toughest test to date against Alvarez, a southpaw who has won 10 of his last 11 fights. The 22 year-old Adames, ranked 14th in the WBA, had this to say about his future opponent “I’ve seen videos of Alvarez and he’s what you expect a good Mexican warrior to be. I like that because that’s how you progress, fighting tough guys.” (more…)
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son
This past week has been like a roller coaster to me. I spent a few days in Boston with my wife Christiane and our oldest son Jose as we prepared to drop him off at the High school which will show him the road to follow to be successful, which will see him grow as young man and will nest his dreams until the time where destiny with meet reality and shape his future as a grown man.
Thursday midnight I took a redeye flight back to Mexico City as I was honored by Telmex-Telcel Foundation to serve as host and perform Q&A with one of my heroes, Rocky! Yes, Sylvester Stallone was an invited guest at the yearly event which gathers the 15,000 beneficiaries who receive education scholarships throughout Mexico by Mr. Carlos Slim’s Telmex-Telcel Foundation. (more…)
Charlie Edwards insists he is ready to land the IBF World Flyweight title in just his ninth pro fight when he challenges champion John Riel Casimero at The O2 in London on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Edwards moved to 8-0 in July with a points win in Germany and this World title tilt is his first 12 round action.
Former Light-Flyweight champion Casimero overturned a June 2015 title loss to Amnat Ruenroeng to KO the Thai man in the fourth round of their rematch in May. The 26 year old Filipino first boxed for the title back in March 2011 and Saturday night is his 11th World title bout – but Edwards says that he’s more than ready for his chance to be on top of the world.
While Edwards’ pro career may still be blossoming, he carries outstanding amateur pedigree into the bout. The 23 year old landed the European Schoolboys title nine years ago and mixed in elite-class amateur competition until he turned over in January 2015. (more…)
The Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Fight Week schedule has been released. On Tuesday, at the West Piazza in Covent Garden, London, the fighters will be hosting public workouts from midday ahead of Saturday night’s action. The following fighters will perform workouts: Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook, Lee Haskins, Stuart Hall, Charlie Edwards, Johnriel Casimero and Conor Benn.
Press conferences for media only are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
On Friday, the final weigh-in will start at 1pm at the 2,800 capacity Indigo at The O2.
Golovkin is currently a -750 favorite in the bout, Brook backers can get +525. (5dimes)
The WBA-mandated fight between WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) and Alexander Ustinov (33-1, 24 KOs) has apparently fallen apart for the second time. Ustinov’s representative Vlad Hrunov informed Fightnews.com® that the deadline has passed for Ortiz to sign for the fight after World of Boxing won the right to promote the bout at a WBA purse bid on August 15.
Ortiz-Ustinov was originally planned for the Canelo-Smith undercard on September 17 in Dallas. Ortiz refused that agreement and instead bought out his contract with Golden Boy. There was then talk of the bout landing on the Kovalev-Ward card.
A Team Fury press conference scheduled for today has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced shortly. Promoter Frank Warren says he expects an announcement shortly to confirm everything is going ahead as planned regarding the rematch between WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former champ Wladimir Klitschko slated for October 29 in Manchester, England. Looks like there is still work to be done.
By Morrison Brandon at ringside
Photos: Scott Foster
Saturday night the ballroom at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi became the battleground for Rite Hook Promotions Sweet Science VI. It featured the return of former titlist Donald Stokes (40-2-1) slated against late sub Tyrone Dowdy (4-41-0) in a cruiserweight match up. After a prolonged 19-year hiatus, “The Tiger” did not disappoint himself or the raucous packed house with a quick first round TKO.
The crowd was also entertained by the legend himself, Roy Jones Jr, who accompanied the entourage with Stokes as he entered the ring. (more…)
By David Finger
Passing his first major test, light heavyweight Donald Cobb won the vacant Colorado State title with an impressive win over tough Joey Montoya over 8-rounds. Montoya was the naturally bigger man, having fought as high as heavyweight in his career. But he was unable to compete with the speed of Cobb. Cobb sailed to an early lead and although he shows signs of fading in the final two rounds he quickly picked up his second wind to close out the fight in dominant fashion. With the win, Cobb improved to 8-0, 6 KOs. Montoya slips to 9-5-3, 3 KOs. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue (11-0, 9 KOs), 115, impressively retained his WBO junior bantamweight belt as he kept battering top contender Petchbangborn Kokietgym (38-8-1, 18 KOs), 115, swept all rounds and finally knocked him out at 3:03 of the tenth round on Sunday in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan. Inoue, making his third defense against all #1 contenders, displayed a complete control of the contest, but the game Thailander withstood his assault and amazingly showed his persistent retaliation. But Inoue finally accelerated his attack so furiously that he had the challenger sprawling to the deck for the count tolled by the referee Mark Nelson of the US.
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada
2012 Olympic bronze medalist in the bantam category, elongated southpaw Satoshi Shimizu, 128, impressively made a fine pro debut when he dropped Korean featherweight champ In-Kyoo Lee (3-3, 1 KO), 127.5, at 2:13 of the fifth round in a scheduled six on Sunday in Zama, Japan. The 5’11” southpaw, 30, floored Lee with a short left in the opening session, decked him again with his trademark right hook in the second and then dispatched him with a southpaw left uppercut to the liver—like Michal Nunn or Khaosai Galaxy–in the fatal fifth. Shimizu wasn’t so tremendously fast, but his puzzling lefty style may prevail to confuse his future opposition in the paid ranks. He will campaign in the feather category.
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten younger brother of WBO 115-pound champ Naoya, WBC#4 Takuma Inoue (8-0, 2 KOs), 116.75, came off the canvas in the first round, fought back hard, dropped back WBC#15 flyweight Froilan Saludar (23-2-1, 15 KOs), 115.5, twice and pounded out a unanimous decision (97-90 twice, 96-91) over ten hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Zama, Japan. Takuma, seven-time national high school champ, overcame the first-round visit to the deck, battered the game Filipino with faster combinations and floored him in the eighth and ninth sessions. It was a furious give-and-take affair with the youngsters displaying all they had to entertain the well-packed crowd. Takuma may be a very possible challenger to the newly crowned WBO bantam titlist Marlon Tapales in his initial defense.
Unbeaten Koki Inoue (5-0, 4 KOs), 143.25, proved too fast and ferocious for Indonesian super-lightweight champ Heri Andriyanto (22-23-2, 10 KOs), 141.75, halting him with a southpaw right hook at 1:20 of the second session in a scheduled eight-round bout. Koki, a cousin of Inoue brothers, was also a national high school champ and was campaigning in University league before turning professional. Koki looks promising with his speed and power, plus good height and reach.
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Professional boxing returned to the scenic Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA on Saturday night with a nice seven bout card. In the six round main event of the card promoted by Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions, welterweight Prenice “Greatness” Brewer (18-4-1, 7 KOs) wore down and scored a sixth round stoppage of upset-minded Justin “Baby Johnson (6-13-6). In the co-feature, Canadian middleweight prospect Roy “Don’t Blink” Berringer upped his record to 4-0, 3 KOs with a dominant four round unanimous decision victory over Hakeem Atkinson (2-5, 1KO). (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue (10-0, 8 KOs) will defend his belt against top ranked Thailander Petchbangborn (38-7-1, 18 KOs) today (Sunday) in Zama city, Kanagawa, Japan. Zama is well-known by a US military camp there and is also the native place of the defending titlist. Inoue, 23, is making his third defense against all the WBO top contenders in succession, being a prohibitive favorite to the 31-year-old Thailander whose mark here is 1-4, having lost to Kohei Kono (L8) and Sho Ishida (KOby2). Petchbangborn, however, is lately in good form as he won sixteen straight, including nine KOs. But Inoue is said to be in good shape, and people here expect his fine and crowd-pleasing knockout win.
WBO officials are as follows: referee Mark Nelson, judges Lou Moret, Pat Morley, Daniel Sandoval; supervisor Leon Panoncillo (all from the US). (more…)
Promoter Manny Pacquiao celebrates with his first world champion ever under his MPP banner! Newly crowned IBF junior bantamweight titlist Jerwin Ancajas (25-1-1, 16 KOs) from Cavite City, had to work for it but took a clear decision from defending champ McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico by scores of 118-109, 115-112 and 117-110.
“It’s another dream come true for me to be able to give Jerwin a chance to win a world championship at home in the Philippines,” said Pacquiao. “He was prepared and made me proud to be his promoter.”
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Unbeaten featherweight Carlos “Chuko” Díaz (21-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Samuel “Pana” Gonzalez (17-3, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Morelos de la Delegación Cuajimalpa in Mexico City. Diaz survived some rough moments in round five, but got things back under control and won 97-93, 97-93, 97-97.
In an upset, lightweight journeyman Francisco Gabriel Piña (18-12, 5 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over two-time former world title challenger Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran (31-5, 21 KOs). Scores were 77-76, 77-75, 77-75.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
Undefeated WBC #1 rated super bantamweight Rey Vargas (28-0, 22 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former world champion Alexander “Explosivo” Munoz (38-7, 30 KOs) to retain his WBC International silver title on Saturday night at the Deportivo Zaragoza in Zaragoza, Mexico. The much taller Vargas smashed the 37-year-old Munoz to the canvas twice in round two. Vargas floored Munoz again in round four, but there was still no quit in the old champ. Vargas finally got the win when he knocked down Munoz for the fourth time in round five. Time was 2:22.
In the co-feature, two-time former super flyweight world title challenger Felipe Orucuta (31-4, 25 KOs) stopped Yader Cardoza (20-8-1, 6 KOs) in round four. A furious barrage of punches sent Cardoza to the deck and the bout was stopped.
Former female bantamweight world champion Irma Garcia (15-1-1, 2 KOs) outpointed Ana Maria Lozano (12-5-1, 9 KOs) over eight.
Photos: Premier Boxing Champions
Unbeaten super lightweight Darwin Price (11-0, 6 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Javontae Starks (13-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas. Price dropped Starks in round three with a hard right hand. The bout ended in round six when Price rained down a barrage of punches on Starks prompting a stoppage by referee Mark Calo-Oy at the 1:52 mark.
In a clash of undefeated super lightweights, Kent Cruz (11-0, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Rickey Edwards (11-1, 3 KOs). Cruz dropped Edwards in round two, but a reeling Edwards survived the round. Cruz continued to rock Edwards as the bout progressed. Scores were 77-74, 77-73, 77-73.
2012 Olympian super welterweight Junior Castillo (11-1, 9 KOs) had all he could handle against journeyman Josue Ovando (12-11-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 60-54, 58-56, 58-56. 60-54 was a bad score. (more…)
By Jeff Pamungkas
The former long time WBA featherweight king Chris John has embarked on a new career as a promoter since August this year. However, his first international promotion took place on Saturday featuring current WBA #10 jr flyweight Tibo Monabesa (14-0-1, 7 KOs), mentioned as one of the top Indonesian prospects, who won by technical knockout over the Philippines’ Joel Taduran (7-5-1, 1 KO) at Balai Sarbini Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia. Monabesa landed a sharp hook to Taduran’s temple to cause a severe cut, prompting the doctors to halt the scheduled ten-rounder in round six.
“I hope we can bring sponsors to feature an international title for Monabesa at the WBA,” said Armin Tan, Monabesa’s trainer and manager. (more…)
Promoter Frank Warren says he expects an announcement shortly to confirm everything is going ahead as planned regarding the rematch between WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former champ Wladimir Klitschko slated for October 29 in Manchester, England.
Warren also stated that Fury’s cousin, WBO #5 heavyweight Huey Fury will take on WBO #3 Andy Ruiz in a WBO final eliminator on the same card. “If both of the Fury family win on the night it could leave us with an awkward situation, but we will come to that if it happens,” Warren wrote in his weekly Daily Star column.
Top Rank confirmed to Fightnews.com® that Ruiz will be going ahead with a scheduled fight on UniMas September 10.
Filipino challenger Jerwin Ancajas (25-1-1, 16 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten IBF jr bantamweight champion McJoe Arroyo (17-1, 8 KOs) of Puerto Rico on Saturday night at the Jurado Hall of the Philippine Marine Corps in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines. Ancajas, who was rated #3 in the most recent IBF rankings, aggressively took the fight to Arroyo. He staggered Arroyo in round six and knocked him down in round eight. Scores were 118-109, 115-112, 117-110. The new champion reportedly earned $3750 for this fight. He should make considerably more in his next one.
By Karl Freitag
WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, Team Fury and BoxNation will hold a press conference on Monday to discuss Fury’s future plans. Fury is contractually obligated to give ex-champ Wladimir Klitschko a rematch, but that fight has had two dates postponed already.
Wlad has been lecturing at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. In February, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and Klitschko initiated a management study program called “CAS Change & Innovation Management” which has been declared a complete success and will continue.
No signs that the much ballyhooed David Haye vs. Shannon Briggs heavyweight showdown is coming together anytime soon. Briggs fought on Hayes’ undercard in May, supposedly with the understanding that they would meet in September.
WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz could face Alexander Ustinov on the November 19 Kovalev-Ward undercard.
A date is set for IBF/WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker’s next fight against 6’7” Alexander Dimitrenko. The bout will take place October 1 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz faces Franklin Lawrence next Saturday at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California. The 40-year-old Lawrence is the youngest opponent Ruiz has faced so far this year. Previously “The Destroyer” stopped 45-year-old Ray Austin in May and 42-year-old Josh Gormley in July.
WBC #1 heavyweight Alexander Povetkin has already started his preparation for the fight vs. WBC #2 Bermane Stiverne. Nothing set as far as a date or venue for the clash which is for the interim WBC heavyweight title.
Former WBA cruiserweight champion Robert “The Preacherman” Daniels (49-10-1, 41 KOs) returns to the ring back at cruiserweight on September 17th at Six Bends Harley Davidson in Fort Myers, Florida.
At the age of 48 years old, Daniels is looking to obtain his 50th victory. He says he’s no longer “The Preacherman,” but “The KO Master” for this bout against Carlos Reyes (7-9-1, 5 KOs). The event will be a tribute to Hall of Fame Legend and former world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho, with Camacho’s son Christian “MC” Camacho fighting in a special feature bout. The Hard As Stone Promotions presentation is being put together by matchmaker Ron Rose.
It will be the first bout in four years for Daniels, with a gap of five years to the bout before that. He became world champion in 1989 by defeating Dwight Muhammad Qawi in France for the vacant WBA cruiserweight title, holding it until his third defense, a controversial split decision loss to Bobby Czyz in Atlantic City.
Photos: Sumio Yamada
WBO super flyweight world champion Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8 KOs) and #1 challenger Karoon Jarupianlerd, a.k.a. Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (38-7-1, 18 KOs) both weighed in at 115 pounds for their world title fight on Sunday at Sky Arena in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan.
Also seeing action is Inoue’s brother Takuma Inoue (7-0, 2 KOs) against Froilan Saludar (23-1-1, 14 KOs) in a super flyweight matchup and the debut of London Olympic bronze medalist Satoshi Shimizu against In Kyoo Lee in a super featherweight tussle.
Naoya Inoue 115 vs. Petchbarngborn Kokietgym 115
(WBO super flyweight title)
Takuma Inoue 116.6 vs. Froilan Saludar 115.3
Satoshi Shimizu 127.8 vs. In Kyoo Lee 127.4
By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale
Prenice Brewer 147 vs. Justin Johnson 148
Roy Barringer 162 vs. Hakeem Atkinson 163
Dayjuan Roseberry 144.5 vs. Terrell Houston 145
Bradley Hamil 243 vs. Idris Wasi 205
Isaiah Steen 165 vs. Marjan Flowers 160
Fred Wilson Jr. 155 vs. Bobby Watson 151
Robert James Thomas 195 vs. Antwaun Taylor 194
Promoter: Bizzarro Promotions
Venue: Presque Isle Downs & Casino
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Golden Boy Promotions
It was Mexico vs. Puerto Rico Friday night in the LA Fight Club main event as middleweight Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez (21-2-1, 9 KOs) of Tijuana won a ten round unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (28-7-1, 26 KOs) at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Melendez sent Gutierrez to the canvas in round two with a right hand. Despite being down early in the fight Gutierrez got off the canvas and pressured Melendez for the second half of the fight. The two continued to stand and trade late in the fight as Melendez suffered a cut on his left cheek. In the tenth and final round Melendez and Gutierrez continued to trade as the fight was close with both finishing strong going toe to toe. In the end the judges scored the bout 97-92, 97-92, and 96-93 for Gutierrez.
Undefeated Buena Park lightweight Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (15-0, 13 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Jonathan Corrales (8-4-2, 3 KOs) of Mexico in the scheduled eight round co-main event. A double left hook by Gonzalez dropped Corrales in the opening round. A right/left combo by Chimpa dropped Corrales for good as the referee waved it off at 1:57 of the second round. (more…)
WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0-0, 38KO’s) and undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (35-0-1, 27KO’s) both weighed in within the World Boxing Council (WBC) required 7-day limits ahead of their battle on September 10 at the Fabulous Forum and telecast live on HBO.
From his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, “Chocolatito” tipped the scale at 117.9 while Cuadras reported 120.2 from his base in Los Angeles. For super flyweight world title fights, the WBC mandates that fighters must be no more than 120.75lbs. seven days prior to the fight.
Darwin Price 141 vs. Javontae Starks 141.6
Rickey Edwards 139 vs. Kent Cruz 137.5
David Perez 120 vs. Gustavo Molina 121.5
Junior Castillo 162 vs. Josue Obando 161.5
Justin Pauldo 134 vs. Eric Anton 129.8
Brandon Soto 126.5 vs. Tanner Dodd 127.8
Xavier Wilson 133.8 vs. Frank Brown 134
Venue: Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Leija & Battah Promotions
Hall of Fame Boxing Referee Richard Steele has signed Jason Beauchamp, the 2015 Golden Gloves Regional Heavyweight Champion and former UNLV Football Defensive MVP. Steele will manage and train Beauchamp who he believes has the potential to be a future World Champion.
“I am excited to introduce Jason to the world of boxing and happy I can bring such a humble and selfless boxer to the fans. He’s a good kid who values education and has a strong sense of hard work and integrity—he graduated from UNLV in three years. That’s dedication,” said Steele. (more…)
IBF world super flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo and challenger Jerwin Ancajas pose at the official weigh-in on Friday in Taguig City, Philippines.
Champion Arroyo from Puerto Rico came in at 114 and challenger Ancajas from The Philippines, a pound heavier at 115. Promoter Joven Jimenez expects a barn burner. “Both these guys are 100% ready to put it all on the line.” Ancajas is from the same province as Philippine President Rodrigo Duarte, Davao City, and is dedicating this fight to the new president and Manny Pacquiao, his promoter.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez
Rey Vargas 121.75 vs Alexander Muñoz 121.75
WBC International super bantamweight title
Irma García 119 vs Ana Lozano
Venue: Gimnasio Deportivo de Zaragoza
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Carlos “Chuko” Diaz 134 vs. Samuel González 135 Lbs
Miguel Beltrán 134 vs. Francisco G. Piña 132 Lbs
Dennis Contreras 125 vs. Alejandro Palmera 125 Lbs
Rafael Sánchez 120 vs. Francisco Pérez 122.5 Lbs
Naroyuki Koasicha 122 vs. Miriam Rosales 122 Lbs
Venue: Gimnasio Morelos, Cuajimalpa, Mexico City
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: TV Azteca, Beinsports, Azteca America
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