Ganigan Lopez vs. Ricardo Rodriguez on Nov.23
Former WBC world light flyweight champion Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez headlines the 2ndinstalment of Boxeo Telemundo Ford’s fall series. Lopez is set to face Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez in a 10 round battle for the WBC Latino Flyweight title. The bout will take place in Mexico City, Mexico at the Blackberry Auditorium, where the series has seen many great civil war title showdowns.
WBC Latino Flyweight Title 10 Rounds
Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez: 111
Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez: 112
Lightweight 8 Rounds
Lightweight 8 Rounds
Martin Escamilla: 135
Cesar Soriano: 135
Super Welterweights 6 Rounds
Kevin Salgado: 154
Marco Chino Valentin: 152
Featherweights 4 Rounds
Adolfo “Explosivo” Granados: 123.5
Luis Ortiz: 126
Bantamweights 4 Rounds
Juan Gonzalez Rosas: 116.5
Jesus Figueroa: 116
Lightweights 4 Rounds
Bryan Olvera: 136.5
Victor Loma: 137
Former WBC world light flyweight champion Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez headlines the 2nd installment of Boxeo Telemundo Ford’s fall series. Lopez is set to face Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez in a 10 round battle for the WBC Latino Flyweight title. The bout will take place in Mexico City, Mexico at the Blackberry Auditorium, where the series has seen many great civil war title showdowns.
Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez (34-8-0 19 KO’s) fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico and is making his return after suffering a rematch loss to current WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro, who took the title from Lopez in 2017. The last outing of Lopez on Telemundo helped him land the title shot that made him champion, he earned a Knockout victory over Juan Lopez Martinez and 6 months later he dethroned then WBC Champion Yu kimura in Kyoto, Japan. Lopez is moving up in category to chase a new world title opportunity, testing the waters in flyweight division.
Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (16-6-0 5 KO’s) also of Mexico City, Mexico is a Telemundo series favorite. “Meserito” will be making his 12th appearance as the main event, were he’s earned quality wins over Daniel Lozano, Miguel Cartagena and Carlos Narvaez. Rodriguez is looking to get back in the win column after dropping a tough split decision loss to local favorite Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez this past spring.
Felix “Tuto” Zabala of All Star Boxing, INC stated “I billed this event Now or Never because this is a due or die fight for both of these boxers. On Friday night we can expect another classic all mexican showdown from two guys fighting for more then just a title.”
The co feature of the night, Jerson Aguilar(9-3-0 3 KO’s) faces Jose Eduardo Hernandez(4-2-3 1 KO) over 8 rounds in the lightweight division.
The special attraction bout features Jorge “Vaquita” Romero Ayala (8-1-0 3 KO’s) who fights out of Hall of famer Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez stable, he squares off against Cesar Soriano (12-2-0 6 KO’s) 6 rounds in the lightweight division.
“Maravilla” Lopez vs “Meserito” Rodriguez airs live Friday November 23rd at 11:35est on Telemundo
5 more bouts scheduled, Doors open at 7:00PM first bell 8:00PM.
Tickets are already on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.mxor at the Auditorio Blackberry Tlaxcala 160, Hipódromo Condesa, Mexico City The show is being presented by All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas.
Karaxha vs. Moraiti WBF International Title Fight In Belgium
Meriton Karaxha, 20-5-2 (7) and Jean Moraiti, 17-14-4 (2), are set for a World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Welterweight title decider on Friday November 23 at the Theatre Jean-Claude Drouot in Lessines, Belgium.
Headlining a show promoted by Nicolas Vinet and his Elite Promotions, the pair will contest the vacant title after former champion Zino Meuli from Switzerland decided to put his focus on fighting for the WBF World Championship.
Karaxha (26), born in Albania but fighting out of Belgium his entire career, is a former Belgian national Welterweight Champion, and has kept unusually busy in the ring by today’s standards since turning professional in 2013.
The fight against Moraiti will be his sixth in 2018, and in his most recent outing, on October 5, he fought to a draw against Steve Jamoye (24-5-1) for the BeNeLux title. Against Moraiti he is planning to convincingly be victorious and bring home the WBF belt.
Having held various championships throughout his paid campaign, Jean Moraiti (26), from Aubagne in southern France, is hoping to make history by becoming the first three-time, three-division WBF International Champion.
In 2015 he won the Light Welterweight title in his home-town, and the following year he added the Lightweight crown to his resume in Germany. If successful on November 23, it will be quite an accomplishment.