Mayerlin Rivas is gearing up to defend her WBA World Super-Bantamweight title, and she’s going head-to-head with Erika Cruz at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles this November 18. The action will be broadcast worldwide, courtesy of DAZN. So, don’t get left in the ropes – grab your tickets from TICKETMASTER.COM.
Let’s break down the tale of the tape:
Venezuelan Dynamo, Mayerlin Rivas:
- Record: 17-4-3 with 11 KOs.
- 2023 Highlight: A tech draw due to an accidental headclash in Buenos Aires.
- Achievements: Became a two-weight champion in February 2020 and snagged the WBA Bantamweight title back in June 2015.
- Quote: “Preparing to give y’all a stellar show. After victory, I’m eyeing unification.”
The Mexican Sensation, Erika Cruz:
- Record: 16-2 with 3 KOs.
- Previous Reign: Former Featherweight World champ.
- Noteworthy Fight: Dominated Melissa Oddessa Parker after a legendary bout with Amanda Serrano.
- Quote: “Expect fireworks! This title’s coming home with me, and shoutout to the National Guard for their unwavering support.”
Also on the fight card, Marc Castro’s taking his career to the next round, literally. Going toe-to-toe with Gonzalo Fuenzalida in a 10-round spectacle, the undefeated Castro is stoked about his LA debut and promises a knockout ending to 2023.
Next up, Criztec Bazaldua is looking to keep his record spotless as he tackles Pedro Angel Cruz in a four-rounder. Bazaldua is super pumped, saying, “Getting to perform on my home turf and sharing the ring with my brother Diego Pacheco? It’s like Christmas came early!”
Promoter Eddie Hearn is all in for the ladies, cheering on the Rivas vs. Cruz clash and expecting the fans to be the real victors. He’s also big on Marc Castro’s next phase and hints at more exciting bouts to announce soon.
But, keep your eye on the main event: Diego Pacheco aims to prove he’s the future of Super-Middleweight against Marcelo Coceres.