$50,000 cash is on the line in ProBox TV’s 140 lb. “Last Chance” Tournament Championship. The tourney final will take place this Friday, November 4, at the ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida and will be streamed live at PROBOXTV.com and the ProBox TV app beginning at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT
In the co-featured bout, WBO Latino Lightweight Champion Juan Huertas will defend his title against Miguel Madueno (ten-rounds).
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The Last Chance Tournament kicked off on May 20 with eight combatants who were chosen based on having a top amateur trajectory, where fate had not been on the side of their once promising professional careers. On August 4 was whittled to the two who battle for the title THIS FRIDAY November 4:
ProBox TV Last Chance 140 lb. Championship – 10 Rounds
Kendo Castañeda 140 lbs. (19-5, 9 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas vs.
Antonio “Toño” Moran 140.2 lbs. (28-5-1, 19 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico
The rest of the card
WBO Latino Lightweight Championship – 10 rounds
Juan “El Olympico” Huertas 134.6 lbs. (16-3, 12 KOs) from 24 de Diciembre, Panama
Miguel. “Explosivo” Madueno 135 lbs. (27-0, 25 KOs) originally from Guasave, Sinaloa, MX
Super Featherweights – 6 Rounds
Carlos Rosario 133.6 lbs. (5-0, 3 KOs) Fajardo, Puerto Rico vs.
Ezequiel Borrero 136 lbs. (5-0, 2 KOs) Las Vegas, NV
Super Featherweights – 6 rounds
Dominic Valle 129.2 lbs. (4-0, 4 KOs) Lutz, FL vs.
Jose Meza 130.4 lbs. (8-7, 2 KOs) Durango, Mexico
Kendo Castañeda (19-5, 9 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas vs.
Antonio “Toño” Moran (28-5-1, 19 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico
In the August 4 semi-finals, Kendo “Tremendous” Castaneda beat Joseph Fernandez in what Paulie Malignaggi called a Fight of the Year candidate; and Antonio Moran won by virtual shutout against Michael Dutchover.
“Being in the tournament has been a good opportunity to rise as a fighter,” said Moran. “Being able to qualify and win to reach the final has been an awesome experience. It has kept me training practically all year. I have been preparing very well and that has made me ready for any moment. I think that Castaneda is a fighter who comes forward and is aggressive, so you must box him. He’s going to come in with his same fighting style and he’s going to try and pick me up at close range, but I’ll handle it. In the first four rounds I will look for the knockout, but if I don’t get it, I will outbox him. I’m going to do the fight my way, connecting with quick combinations and moving around the ring.
“I’m always ready to fight, so I actually do not vision this as my last chance,” said Castaneda regarding being in the tournament. “There has been some pressure to win to move on, but it’s been so much fun more than anything. Moran thinks he will knock me out in 5? 😂🤣😂 I think nothing of Moran, esta pendejo, but it will be a Mexican war for as long as it lasts, and I am ready for 32 rounds. Moran will be running into a brick wall and eventually he falls. The referee stops it, or his corner stops it.”
In the May 20 quarters, former WBO Latino and WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Champion Moran beat Jeffrey Torres (10-2, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision, while “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover defeated Clarence Booth (21-5, 13 KOs) by split decision. In the other quarters, Castañeda scored a first-round knockout victory over Sonny Frederickson (21-6, 14 KOs), while Fernandez upset Zhiming Wang (11-4, 3 KOs) via unanimous decision.
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