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Solo Boxeo This Friday: Huerta vs Cruz

LOS ANGELES, July 9 – This Friday night, July 11th, Top Rank, in association with the International Brotherhood of Prizefighters, will turn up the heat on an already hot summer with a night of world-class boxing at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, designed to produce some belated 4th of July fireworks..

In the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds, lightweight contender Miguel Angel Huerta battles Juan Ramon Cruz. The co-featured bout of the evening pits Miguel Roman against Benjamin Flores in a 10 round super bantamweight battle.

Both bouts will be televised live on Telefutura’s ‘Solo Boxeo’, beginning at 8pm ET.

Also in action will be some of the area’s finest prospects, including Corpus Christi’s own Jerry Belmontes and Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez.

Tickets, starting at just $15, are available at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 361-881-8499. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the first bell rings at 6:15pm.

Nicknamed “El Anestesista” for his ability to put opponents to sleep with his heavy hands, Mexico City’s Miguel Angel Huerta (26-9-1, 18 KOs)has his sights set on a world lightweight title shot after winning two of his last three bouts, including a decision win over Efren Hinojosa and a stoppage of Daniel Alicea. In San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Juan Ramon Cruz (15-4-1, 11 KOs), Huerta will be facing a hard-nosed battler who is no stranger to ending his opponent’s night early himself, making this fight a can’t miss when it comes to all-out action.

Juarez super bantamweight Miguel Roman (25-3, 17 KOs) was unbeaten in his first 22 fights, and on Friday, the Mexican super bantamweight champion will look to get back to that early form against Houston resident Benjamin Flores (18-3, 6 KOs), who is currently riding a four fight winning streak.

A highly decorated amateur star and 2006 Under-19 National Champion, Corpus Christi’s own Jerry Belmontes (2-0, 1 KO) threw his hat into the pro ring in January and he has earned a host of positive notices thus far with two impressive pro wins. The 19-year old will try to make it three in a row this Friday when he takes on seasoned Mexican vet Martin Armenta (12-17-3, 8 KOs).

Unbeaten in eight bouts, with six of those wins coming by knockout, light heavyweight Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez has made quite a name for himself in Corpus Christi with his exciting style and concussive punching power. He will face Florida’s Theo Kruger (8-6, 3 KOs).

Opening the show on July 11th will be a bantamweight bout between former amateur standout Roberto Marroquin (2-0, 2 KOs) of Dallas, and Alvaro Muro (6-7, 5 KOs).

Article posted on 09.07.2008



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