International Boxing Hall of Fame members Juan Manuel Marquez, nine-time world champion in four weight classes, and four time world champion Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, are co-promoting a Boxing event on Wednesday, February 8 at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. The event will be streamed live on ProBox TV and the ProBox app, beginning at 8 pm ET / 5 pm CT.
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Time: 8 PM/EST Live Stream
Promoters: JMM (Juan Manuel Marquez) Promotions,
(Humberto) Chiquita Gonzalez Promotions,
Main Event – 10 Rounds Super Bantamweight
Brayan “Azteca” Rivera, 118.6 lbs., 11-3 9 KO’s, Ecatepec, Mexico vs.
Alejandro “Conejo” Gonzalez, 118.6 lbs., 12-5-2 7 KO’s, Mexico City, Mexico
Brayan Rivera: “I’ve been in the gym training for four months and I got the call for this fight about a month ago. I did take a couple days off for Christmas – some celebration with restrictions. In the couple losses prior to my last fight (a unanimous decision October 29 win) I learned that I have to be a little smarter and more mature when I face tougher opponents. Gonzalez is an experienced fighter with a very good amateur record. He has power. I don’t want to give any more details because he is sitting right next to me.”
Alejandro Gonzalez: “I got the call about six weeks ago for this fight. I had been training in Mexico City where there is a lot of talent for sparring. We know each other very well going back to the amateirs. Rivera is smart and also a knockout artist and has championship boxing experience. My style is not about one-punch power but it’s about combinations and being smart. I hurt my opponents with the combinations.”
Co-Feature – 8 Rounds Flyweights
Francisco Araujo, 108.5 lbs., 10-1, 7 KO’s Merida, Mexico vs
Ivan Garcia, 107.4 lbs., 8-2-1 5 KO’s, Mexico City, Mexico
Francisco Araujo: “Garcia is very tall. But I am ready to take the challenge. I got the call 3 weeks ago but was already trading long before that. I am always ready for a fight. I was training in high altitude. I usually fight at 50 kilos and I usually walk around close to that.I want to bring heavy volume into the fight and bring pressure.close distance . My style and the way that I hit I do not expect the fight to go the distance. I took the fight in 3 weeks because I wanted this opp.
Ivan “El Magnifico” Garcia: “I got the call 2 weeks ago, I had been preparing for another fight that we were negotiating so I was ready for this. I am always ready. When I got the call I had been working on another fight that I thought was going to happen. I looked at this opponent (Araujo) and he looks like a warrior. He looks strong and I see the fight developing at midrange.”
Promoter and boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez gave his take on tomorrow night’s action, “”I am excited for JMM’s first promotion in Mexico City on ProBox TV. There are some great prospects like Guillermo Keb and Jaime Osuna. I am excited for them and I wish them great things for the future.
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