Saturday night, Erik Morales’ Box Latino, Promociones del Pueblo, HG
Boxing, Corona and Televisa join forces to present a world title fight
between IBF junior flyweight champion John Riel Casimero of the
Philippines and hometown hero Pedro “Pedrin” Guevara from the Convention
Center in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. The twelve
round main event billed as “Furia en Mazatlan” will be televised live in
Mexico on Televisa’s weekly boxing series “Sabados de Corona”.
The 21 year old Guevara is undefeated in nineteen fights with 18 wins, one draw and thirteen of those wins inside the distance. The
current NABF champ knows he has an uphill battle against the tough
Casimero (16-2, 10KOs) who won his title last year by stopping
Argentinean Luis Lazarte and then surviving a riot in Buenos Aires where
Casimero had to escape under the ring to get out with his life.
might not have to go into a hostile territory in his first defense this
Saturday but he will have a tough time against Guevara who after a
successful amateur career has amassed an impressive professional career
with the WBC Silver light flyweight title and the afore mentioned NABF
strap in his trophy case.
Casimero landed in Guevara’s hometown of Mazatlan earlier this week, “my last fight was a nightmare besides winning the title. We were at the mercy of three hundred delinquents without any police help but I know that events will be different in Mazatlan.”
mentioned to Filipino reporters before his departure from his native
Cebu that he was glad to fight once again in Mexico.
“Mexico is a country where they know boxing and applaud the winner even if he is not Mexican,” Casimero said. “They are experts and they cheer for the best fighter even if he is not Mexican. I am happy to be back in Mexico, they are very hospitable and I like the weather.”
featured on the fight card will be current WBF female flyweight
champion Irma “Guerita” Sanchez (23-5-1, 7KOs) as she defends her title
against North American Sharon Gaines (11-13-1, 3KOs) over ten rounds as
well as a WBF super bantamweight championship tilt between former
Mexican Olympian Arturo “Rey” Santos (11-2, 4KOs) versus the experienced
Khabir “Crazy Russian” Suleymanov (13-2, 6KOs).