Derrieck Cuevas vs Alberto Mosquera Live on ESPN+ Tonight!

08/04/2023 - No comments

Puerto Rico’s Derrieck “Pretty Boy” Cuevas, who holds a WBA #12 and WBO #14 world ranking, and Panama’s own crowd charmer, Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera. With respective records of 25-1-1 (17 KO’s) and 28-5-2 (16 KO’s), the two pugilists are scheduled for a 10-round main event tonight LIVE on ESPN+

The fight from Panama City’s famed Coliseo de Combates, will be broadcast live this Friday at 9 PM EST. Boxing fans across the USA and Canada can catch the action on ESPN+, while Latin American viewers can tune in to ESPN Knockout.

Cuevas expressed his gratitude to the people of Panama for their unwavering hospitality and his promoters at All Star Boxing, issuing a challenge to Mosquera, “He’d better gear up for the battle ahead. We’ve had a fantastic preparation leading up to this duel, and come Friday, the world will witness Derrieck Cuevas in his prime, once again.”

Unfazed, Mosquera retorted, “Cuevas has walked into the lion’s den by stepping into my territory.” He promised a memorable Friday night where he plans to seize Cuevas’s ranking and give his fans a performance to remember.

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Sharing the limelight as the co-main event is Uwel Hernandez, a Cuban currently based in Germany with a commendable record of 15 wins and 1 loss. He will go head-to-head with Rodolfo “Poroto” Juarez of Argentina, carrying a fight record of 21 wins and 8 losses, for the WBA Gold Super Middleweight title in a thrilling 12 round bout.

Hernandez, thrilled for his opportunity to compete for the WBA gold, vows to “leave an indelible mark on ESPN and introduce myself to the world.”

The night’s excitement doesn’t stop there. A high-stakes clash between two highly-ranked contenders is on the cards. WBO #12 and WBC #9, Azael “Candellila” Villar with a record of 19 wins, 2 losses, and 3 draws, will cross gloves with WBO #15, Gerardo “Cascabel” Zapata of Nicaragua, carrying a record of 14 wins and 1 loss, in a nail-biting 10-round clash.

Tuto Zabala Jr has emphasized the significance of this match, stating that the winner will have the chance to take on WBO Jr Flyweight World Champion, Jonathan “Bomba”. “Given what’s at stake for both warriors, it’s safe to predict a truly electrifying match come Friday night,” he added.

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The telecast kicks off with an exciting bout, Yunior “BroncoMan” Menendez of Havana, Cuba – now a Panama City resident – with an unblemished record of 7 wins, will take on Ricardo “Bam Bam” Hernandez, holding a record of 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw, in a scintillating 8-round face-off.

Ticketpluspty.com is still selling tickets for the event, rounding off the card with 9 thrilling fights in total. The doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bell ringing at 7:00 PM.

Weights:

Main Event 10 Rounds Welterweights
Derrieck Cuevas:149
Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera:148
12 Rounds WBA Gold Super Middleweight Title
Uwel Hernandez: 168
Roldofo “Poroto” Juarez: 167
10 Rounds Light Flyweights
Azael Villar: 108
Gerardo Zapata: 108
8 Rounds Light Heavyweight
Yunior Menendez: 177
Ricardo Miramontes: 176
6 Rounds Super Welterweights
Bryan Perez Maldonado: 150
Alcibiades Ballesteros: 150
6 Rounds Jr Flyweights
Gerardo Sanchez: 108
Maximo Lezcano: 108
4 Rounds Super Flyweights
Jorge Gonzalez: 115
Santos Villar: 113
4 Rounds Welterweights
Kamar Bray: 149
Ricardo Rodriguez: 148
4 Rounds Super Welterweights
Alex Bray: 155
Fernando De La Rosa: 156