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Ivan Calderon Wants To Beat Sanchez, Challenge Mendez For WBO Title

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Previous 2 department globe champ Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon is figured out to offer himself a brand-new possibility in the ring although he’s been relinquished boxing considering that 2012.

A couple of days back, Calderon meant the chance of a ring return.

Calderon ensured that he still has a number of objectives to accomplish.

The very first is to encounter and also beat his old challenger Alex “El Nene” Sanchez to get in the Globe Boxing Company positions and afterwards challenge the 105-pound champ, Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo “Bimbito” Mendez.

The prepared return will certainly not be an event suit.

The 46-year-old Calderon (35-3-1, 6 KO) validated that he has an arrangement with Sanchez (31-8-1, 21 KO), that retired in 2011.

The duo battled on December 6, 2003 at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón and also the objective is for the follow up to happen on the exact same day in the abovementioned situation.

“It all started as a joke during a conversation, but in the end Sanchez stayed with that and added fuel to the fight . He said that the first time he was going to knock me out, but I proved he can’t,” shared Calderon to Carlos Gonzalez.

” Initially the concept was to make it an event, yet Sanchez claimed no, he wants something major. We concurred and also, possibly, maybe provided for an uninhabited local title to get in the 105-pound positions [of the WBO] and afterwards challenge Bimbito Méndez.”

Calderon recognized that a face-off with Mendez will certainly go through him proceeding as champ and also, additionally, approving the challenge.

“If it happens, I understand that it would be an attractive fight, but if it doesn’t happen, it just doesn’t happen. It also remains to be seen how I feel physically. The idea is that the fight against Sanchez would be at 112 pounds and then drop to 105. Losing weight now is more complicated. Before, I lost six pounds in one day and now I can lose only two,” Calderon shared.

Calderon discussed that his best inspiration is to end up being the earliest Puerto Rican fighter to get a globe title.

” When I was a 105-pound champ, I made 12 defenses straight. After that I won the 108-pound belt and also safeguarded it 7 times. I wish to proceed making background by coming to be the earliest globe champ in Puerto Rico. It is an individual objective,” claimed Calderon.

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