Boxing and Manguita Promotions will return to the Dominican Republic on
August 11 and 12 at the Coliseo Teo Cruz in Santo Domingo with
history-making back-to-back shows, each featuring IBF World Title
August 11, Santo Domingo's hometown hero Katy Pamela "La Super Baby"
Wilson (15-1, 9 KOs) will make the first defense of her IBF Female Super
Bantamweight Championship against mandatory challenger Crystal Hoy
(5-4-3, 2 KOs) of Las Vegas via the Philippines.
The popular 21-year-old Wilson won her title last March against well-respected multiple world champion Ada Velez.
featured that night will be an important "All Dominican Republic"
junior welterweight matchup, as established top contender Victor
"Mermelada" Cayo (28-3, 20 Kos) of Santo Domingo will face unbeaten
Julio "La Para" De Jesus (15-0, 14 KOs) of San Francisco de Macoris for
the Vacant IBF Caribbean title.
the undercard, former world champion Roberto "La Arana" Vasquez (31-5,
21 KOs) will meet the Dominican Republic's Geysi Lorenzo (11-3, 2 Kos)
in a super bantamweight 10-rounder.
more bouts are scheduled featuring Dominican featherweight Braulio "El
Chavo" Rodriguez (7-0, 7 KOs), Dominican lightweight Argenis "El
Caballo" Lopez (14-0, 3 KOs), Dominican lightweight Ranses Payano (10-1,
5 KOs) and Santo Domingo's own former women's super-bantamweight world
champion Marilyn "La Cachorrita" Hernandez (21-8, 12 KOs) in separate
following night in the same venue, IBF Female Featherweight World
Champion Daihana Santana (29-6, 13 KOs) will defend her title against
mandatory challenger Helen Joseph (11-1-1, 6 KOs) of Nigeria.
the main supporting bout, the Dominican Republic's Juan Carlos
"Merengue" Abreu (10-0, 9 KOs) will face Bayamon, Puerto Rico's John
Nater (9-2, 8 KOs) for the Vacant IBF Youth World Junior Welterweight
appearing on this night's show will be popular Dominican super
bantamweight prospect Jonathan Guzman (5-0, 5 KOs), Panamanian light
middleweight Azael "Turbo" Cosio (14-1-2, 11 KOs), Dominican light
welterweight veteran Francisco "El Ahogado" Lorenzo (38-11, 17 KOS),
Dominican super featherweight Angel "El Gato" Luna (6-0, 4 KOs) and
Dominican bantamweight Ruben Vicente (6-3, 2 KOs).
am proud to be bringing these historic shows to the Dominican," said
event promoter Sampson Lewkowicz. "This country has a wave of top young
talent on the way up; Javier Fortuna was only the beginning. It has been
my pleasure to work with Manguita Promotions to develop so many future
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