In the middle of March Chaos, competition period likewise starts in the ring.
The World Cup Boxing Series (WBCS) is readied to formally introduce today, with the competition included on programs happening 2 days apart in Mexico. The latter of both comes this Saturday, lugging a “Guatemala vs. Mexico” style with Lester Martinez dealing with Gabriel ‘Drago’ Lopez (10-4-1, 7KOs) in a set up 10-round WBO local extremely middleweight spell survive FITE TELEVISION from Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Mexico.
The occasion will certainly be free to the general public, enabling an optimum capability of 1,000 individuals at the place. As formerly reported by BoxingScene.com, the very same website will certainly hold “Brazil vs. Mexico” 2 evenings prior with Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Antonio Paulo Soares (11-1, 8KOs) protecting his WBO Latino lightweight title versu Alan Solis (12-0-1, 7KOs) of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
“Two WBO title fights in two days is a great way to kick-off the World Cup Boxing Series,” Man Taylor, WCBS designer informed BoxingScene.com. “Martinez vs. Lopez is very intriguing and a contrast of two styles. “Drago” is without a doubt the most significant as well as greatest boxer Martinez has actually ever before dealt with, while Martinez is without a doubt the very best boxer “Drago” has actually ever before dealt with.
“This is a scintillating matchup of power versus strength.”
Guatemala City’s Martinez (8-0, 8KOs) has actually gotten on an enthusiastic run from his April 2019 professional launching, a second round ko of previous two-division titlist Ricardo Mayorga. The three-time Pan-American champ as well as amateur standout– that will certainly stand for Guatemala in the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics later on this summer season– practically acknowledges local benefit to his challenger although he will certainly be battling in Mexico for the 6th time as a pro.
The spell will certainly note Martinez’s 2nd with a local title at risk, having actually declared the WBC variation of the belt in a first round ko of Uriel Gonzalez last December in San Carlos, Mexico.
“I feel good and strong to win the WBO Latino Title at 168-pounds,” swears Martinez, that is coming off of a first round ko win simply one month back as well as has yet to be prolonged past the 3rd round. “After I win this title, I would like to face the best the super middleweight division has [to offer].”
That component of the desire could need to be postponed, as Martinez results from head to Colombia for the lasts of Olympic training prior to making his means to Tokyo in July.
Right here to mess up the desire is an upset-minded challenger.
A misleading document goes along with Lopez right into the ring, as the 26-year-old has actually shown to be a handful for the 5 unbeaten challengers he has actually dealt with. Lopez racked up back-to-back gain unbeaten fellow citizens Elliot Cano as well as Carlos Chavarria previously in his occupation, while showing up simply brief in slim factors losses to Alfonso Flores (6-0 heading right into their Oct. 2018 spell and afterwards 16-0-1 possibility Marcos Ramon Vasquez last September.
In his newest out, Lopez combated to a securely disputed 10-round split choice draw with Juan Jose Barajas (11-0-1), fracturing the Californian’s jaw as well as placing him with heck just to need to opt for a standoff last November. Saturday will certainly note his 4th straight local title battle, established to alter his good luck.
“I will make sure this opportunity does not slip away this time from me,” assures Lopez.“My mission is to destroy Martinez and leave as the new WBO Latino Champion”
The spell is just one of 3 in between Guatemala as well as Mexico, with the roadway group all flaunting unbeaten challengers.
Cuba-born heavyweight Geovany Bruzon (5-0, 5KOs)– that stays as well as transformed professional in Guatemala– deals with Chihuahua’s German Garcia (7-2, 7KOs) in a set up 10-round competition; as well as Yoelvis Gomez (3 -0, 3KOs)– likewise initially from Havana that currently stays in Guatemala– fulfills Mexico City’s Luis Fernando Pina (20-4, 15KOs) in an eight-round junior middleweight competition.
Jake Donovan is an elderly author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox