Cristian Mijares faces Vergel Nebran on Friday, June 19
LOS ANGELES (June 16) – Eager to continue on his road back to a world championship, former 115-pound titleholder Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares looks to extend his current winning streak on Friday, June 19 when he faces Filipino slugger Vergel “Pangasinense Superman” Nebran in a 10-round super featherweight main event set to televise live on Claro Sports and FOX Deportes from the Salon Sinicato Secc 47 de Pemex in Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico.
In the co-main event, scheduled for eight rounds in the bantamweight division, Mexico City’s Irma “Torbellino” Garcia takes on Rosario, Argentina’s Marisa “La Nena” Portillo. Opening up the telecast, Luis “Duro” May of Cancun, Mexico and Oscar Moran of Torreon, Mexico will fight in a 10-round bout for the NABF Bantamweight title. Also, Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez will fight in a 10-round super lightweight bout against seasoned fighter Daniel Valenzuela of Hermosillo, Mexico in a 10-round super lightweight bout in the non-televised undercard.
Mijares vs. Nebran is a 10-round super featherweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe Gomez. The FOX Deportes tripleheader broadcast airs at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT. Claro Sports broadcast airs at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT beginning with the co-main event.
One of the most accomplished Mexican boxers of the modern era, Durango’s Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares (51-8-2, 25 KOs) is still a threat to the elite at 33 years old, and he plans on letting the world know that in 2015. Winner of four of his last five bouts, with the only loss coming to Leo Santa Cruz in 2014, Mijares wants to show off the form that saw him rule the 115-pound weight class from 2006 to 2008, and with a strong training camp behind him, he can begin that quest on June 19 against Nebran.
Hailing from Paranaque City, 25-year-old Vergel Nebran (13-8-1, 8 KOs) is a tough test for anyone, even if his record doesn’t stand out upon first glance. A solid puncher who is willing to scrap with anyone placed across from him in the ring, Nebran has won two of his last three bouts, most recently decisioning against Prell Tupaz in February.
Talented southpaw Irma “Torbellino” Garcia (11-1-1, 2 KOs) is a promising talent on the flourishing women’s boxing scene in Mexico, and having already won WBA world title bouts against Janeth Perez and Magali Rodriguez, it’s clear that she will be a name talked about for many years in the sport. Last September, Garcia won her fourth straight bout, decisioning Simone Da Silva Duarte, and she will seek a fifth consecutive win on June 19.
A three-time world title challenger, Rosario, Santa Fe’s Marisa Johanna Portillo (16-9-2, 4 KOs) is one of the most experienced and battle-tested veterans on the women’s boxing scene, and she has no problem going into Garcia’s backyard in search of another victory. Winner of three of her last four bouts, the 26-year-old Portillo can put herself in line for another title shot with an upset win this June.
A professional since 2006, Luis “Duro” May (16-8-1, 7 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico is still on his quest for stardom. Having had a tough 2014 with a draw in February against Now Martinez Raygoza, a win against Daniel Noriega in August and a loss against Shun Kubo in December, May redeemed himself in his first fight of 2015 with a unanimous decision victory over Albert Pacheco. Now the fighter will be looking to continue winning in 2015 when he faces Oscar Moran on June 19.
Tough fighter, Oscar Moran of Torreon, Mexico has been on a winning streak since June of 2014 defeating Rodolfo Garcia, Jesus Reyes, Roberto Zermeno, Ivan Najera and Jose Luis Arreola along the way. In his third fight of 2015, Moran will be looking to continue his winning streak when he takes on the experienced Luis May this Friday.
Unbeaten in nine fights since 2013, 20-year-old phenom Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (30-1, 24 KOs) makes his second appearance of 2015 on June 19. In 2014, Manzanarez defeated seasoned veterans Ricardo Castillo and Hector Velasquez and in his first fight of 2015 Manzanarez defeated Edgar Ramirez and via unanimous decision. Now the fighter is looking for more high-profile wins as he continues on his journey to becoming a world champion.
An experienced fighter, with more than 50 fights under his belt, Daniel “Mulato” Valenzuela (28-25-2, 19 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mexico know what it takes to win in the ring. Coming off of a unianimous decision victory over Jonas Olivas, the 25-year-old is looking to continue winning in 2015 when he faces Roberto Manzanarez on June 19.
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