Derrieck Cuevas vs Jesus Alberto Beltran on Telemundo – July 12
“Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., continues its 30th year anniversary celebration with its summer installment set to premiere this Friday, July 12 featuring a classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown with welterweight prospect and current WBA Latin Champion Derrieck “Pretty Boy” Cuevas defending his title against Jesus Alberto “Barretero” Beltran. The event will broadcast live on Telemundo at 11:35 p.m. ET, from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.
For four consecutive weeks, all fights will be broadcast live on Telemundo and live streamed on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app with additional extensive news and content on TelemundoDeportes.com, including access to the weigh-in and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. In addition, short form content that include fighters, behind the scenes and news will be produced exclusively for Telemundo Deportes social media platforms using the hashtag #BoxeoTelemundo.
“Boxeo Telemundo” is hosted by veteran boxing expert and Florida Boxing Hall of Famer Rene Giraldo, alongside Edgar Lopez and the return of World Boxing Champion and former Olympian Abner Mares.
The show will continue celebrating its 30th anniversary with special content across platforms throughout the four-week season. Each week, “Boxeo Telemundo” will feature segments dedicated to the anniversary celebration that takes viewers back to some of the show’s most memorable moments including the best fights and stories of renowned boxers featured.
In the season opener, Puerto Rican welterweight Derrieck Cuevas of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (21-0-14 KO’s) will take on his toughest challenger to date, Mexican warrior Jesus Alberto “Barretero” Beltran of Los Mochis, Mexico (17-2-10 KO’s). Both welterweights are looking to get into mix for world title opportunities in a 10-round bout.
Cuevas returns to the ring to defend his current WBA welterweight Fedelatin title for the first time since claiming it last March when he defeated Ed “Lion” Paredes on Boxeo Telemundo. Beltra returns to fight following his first defeat last November after 17 straight wins. This will be his first title bout and his debut in the U.S.
“Boxeo Telemundo” will continue July 19 with two straight weeks of bouts live from Mexico City, featuring WBO #5 WBC #7 light flyweight Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-9-2 10 KOs) defending his WBC Latino title in a 10-round bout against former 3x World Champion Ganigan “La Marvilla” Lopez (35-9 19 KO’s). On July 26, WBC Latino Champion Mauricio “Trompas” Pintor (21-3-1 13 KO’s) squares off against Edson “Buba” Ramirez (18-3 8 KO’s) in a 10-round event.
The summer season will conclude in Kissimmee, FL on August 2 as Puerto Rican sensation, WBO #10 Jr. welterweight prospect Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (16-0 12 KO’s) will put his NABO Title on the line, as he faces Jamay, Jalisco’s Miguel Angel “Conejo” Martinez (15-2-1 9 KO’s).
Debuting in 1989, “Boxeo Telemundo” has grown to become the #1 combat sports program in the U.S. among Hispanics, across broadcast and cable landscape. Since its launch, “Boxeo Telemundo” has broadcast over 350 title fights, showcasing some of the biggest boxing stars as they rose to stardom and won their first championship titles, earning a reputation as the show “where champions are born.” Among these stars is Saúl Canelo Alvarez, who won his first pro boxing title on “Boxeo Telemundo” in 2008. Other notable Champions featured include Juan Manuel Marquez, Diego Corrales, Carlos Maussa, Floyd Mayweather, Israel Vázquez, Wilfredo Vázquez, Rafael Ruelas, Jorge Solis and many others. In addition, renowned boxing Hall of Famers have also appeared on the show including Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Felix Trinidad.
The summer series premiere of Boxeo Telemundo Ford is set to take place this Friday, July 12 from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Champion Derrieck “Pretty Boy” Cuevas (21-0-1 14 KO’s) faces Mexican challenger Jesus Alberto “Barretero” Beltran (17-2-2 10 KO’s) 10 rounds for the WBA Fedelatin welterweight title. The main event is bought to you by All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with The Heavyweight Factory.
The Co-Main event of the night features Cuban welterweight prospect Livan “Machine Gun” Navarro (11-0 7 KO’s) of Havana, Cuba versus Mexico City’s Deigo “Demoledor” Cruz (19-7-2 15 KO’s) 8 rounds.
A Heavyweight special attraction bout features two time olympic Bronze medalist (London 2012, Rio 2016) Ivan Dyychko (8-0 8 KO’s) squares off against Winter Haven, Florida’s Nate Heaven 9-2 7 KO’s)
Local favorites Ulysses “Monster” Diaz (10-1) faces Mike Swayer (8-12) 6 rounds. Jessy “Beast Boy” Cruz (16-7-1) vs Issao Gonzalo “Kato” Carranza (15-14-1) 8 rounds. Muss Tursyngaliyev (9-0) vs Ricardo “Matematico” Nunez (29-9) 8 rounds. Blake “Bad” Davis (2-0) vs Phillip Jean Seide (0-1) 4 rounds.
Boxeo Telemundo continues to celebrate its 30th year on air featuring many former and current champions throughout the years including Felix “Tito” Trinidad, Oscar “Chololo, Wilfredo Vazquez, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez amongst others.
“This main event will provide guaranteed fireworks! We have an undefeated champion Derrick Cuevas facing a hungry challenger in Alberto Beltran, both fighters have a lot to prove, Cuevas is trying to remain among the division’s best while Beltran will look to pick up his first belt in his stateside debut” – Felix “Tuto” Zabala President & CEO of All Star Boxing, Inc.
“Pretty Boy” Cuevas vs “Barretero” Beltran airs this Friday July 12 11:35EST/10:35 CT Check local listings on Telemundo.
The most popular boxing series on Hispanic television, Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to South Florida on July 12th to kick off its Summer Series at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. All Star Boxing’s President Tuto Zabala Jr. once again teams up with The Heavyweight Factory President, Kris Lawrence to bring another succesful event.
Headlining the premiere of the series will be a classic Puerto Rico v. Mexico showdown. Puerto Rican welterweight Derrieck Cuevas of Rio Piedras, PR (21-0-14 KO’s) will take on his toughest challenger to date, Mexican warrior, Jesus Alberto “Barretero” Beltran of Los Mochis, Mexico (17-2-10 KO’s). Both welterweights are looking to get into mix for world title opportunities, they believe a win on Boxeo Telemundo will definitely put them on the sights of any of the 4 current world champions. Cuevas is the current WBA Welterweight Fedelatin Champion which he will defend against Beltran on July 12th. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.
“I’m prepared to defend my title, This is my first time headlining on a national stage. I want to show all my fans that I’m worthy of a world title opportunity after this fight” said Derrieck Cuevas”.
The Beltran family of Los Mochis is a boxing family, Jesus Alberto Beltran is the older brother of Super Featherweight contender Miguel “Barreterito ” Beltran Jr.
“I want to thank All Star Boxing for giving me the opportunity to come to the US and showcase my talent. I will be victorious come July 12th, I look forward to fighting on the Telemundo network for years to come” said Barretero Beltran.
Cuevas vs Beltran will air LIVE on the Telemundo network this Friday at 11:35pm. Check your local listings. 6 more exciting bouts scheduled. Doors open at 6pm, first fight 7pm. Tickets at ticketmaster.com, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Fla