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Official Weights for Tonite's Debut of "CMX Boxeo de Campeones"

28.05.04 - The world premiere of the first live weekly internet boxing series, presented by CMXsports and promoted by Guilty Boxing – “CMX Boxeo de Campeones” – debuts TONITE May 28, from The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Top-rated featherweight contender HUMBERTO “ZORRITA” SOTO goes mano-a-mano with Colombian fireball WILSON ALCORRO in the 10-round main event rumble, which will headline the seven-bout all-action card.

Boxing fans from around the world can catch all the action via a live internet stream, and access the replay, at www.cmxsports.com for a monthly subscription fee of just $4.95. The series will air live every Friday night, beginning at 11 P.M. ET / 8 P.M. PT. Subscribers will also be able to access archived fight footage and get behind-the-scenes interviews, previews and articles. The broadcasts will be available in English and Spanish. “The Colonel” Bob Sheridan, a veteran of more than 750 world title fight broadcasts, will be handling the English broadcasts. The Spanish broadcast team will feature former NFL All-Pro kicker and veteran sports announcer Benny Ricardoand former five-time world champion Manuel Medina, doing the blow-by-blow and color, respectively. Internationally renowned broadcaster and actress Maria Felipe will provide the in-ring post-fight interviews and be the ring announcer. Boxing historian Bert Randolph Sugar, former editor of The Ring and Boxing Illustrated, and the author of more than 50 books, has signed on as CMXsports Senior Boxing Analyst, providing weekly columns to the CMXsports website and commentary to the broadcasts.

Soto, 33-5-2 (18 KOs), currently world-rated No. 3 by the WBC and No. 5 by the WBO, is riding a 19-month, 10-bout winning streak -- six by knockout – including a WBC FECARBOX title victory over Emidgio Gastelum at The Orleans in 2002. This fight marks Soto’s 2004 U.S. debut. He has fought twice this year, winning both by knockout.

Alcorro, 23-5-3 (15 KOs), had his four-year 17-bout unbeaten streak broken last November via a disputed 12-round decision against undefeated Jorge Solis in their WBA FEDCENTRO title fight in Florida. It was a rematch of their exciting WBC Latin America title fight, which had ended in a draw earlier that year. Alcorro, a former IBF Latin America champion and a 10-year-veteran, has long been a fan favorite who fears no one in the ring, which explains why 65% of victories have been by vicious knockout.

The official weights are as follows (complete card attached):

10 Rds - Lightweights Soto 130.5 - Alcorro 131
6 Rds - Lightweights Michael Lozada 130.5 - Rodrigo Aranda 129
6 Rds - Female Bantamweights Melinda Cooper 115.5 - Alina Ramirez 115.5
6 Rds - FeatherweightsA lejandro "Tito" Ramirez 126 - Gilberto Sanchez Leon 127.5
4 Rds - Bantamweights Omar Salido 115.5 - Frankie Soto (Weighs-in this morning)
4 Rds - Super Featherweights Tomas Barragan 129 - Ramon Montano 129.5

Article posted on 28.05.2004



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