It is a crossroads struggle that might put the winner again in line for a world title struggle.
For promoter Ricardo Maldonado, he’s assured that Rosendo Hugo Guarneros can pull off an upset victory.
Guarneros will face David Jimenez, at present ranked No. 6 by The Ring, tonight at Centro de Eventos in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The ten-round bout will air stay on ESPN Knockout throughout Latin America (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT).
At Thursday’s weigh-in, Jimenez weighed in on the flyweight restrict of 112 kilos. Guarneros weighed 111.5 kilos.
Jimenez (12-1, 9 KO), who resides in close by Cartago, got here up quick in his final struggle, shedding by unanimous determination to WBA world flyweight titleholder Artem Dalakian on Jan. 28. He’s the favourite for the struggle in opposition to Guarneros, who himself confronted the perfect opposition and did nicely in current fights.
Guarneros traveled to France to tackle Loic Tejan, profitable a unanimous determination over the once-beaten prospect on November 25.
In his earlier struggle on June 30 final yr, Guarneros misplaced by unanimous determination to Georges Ory with a small world belt on the road.
Guarneros, 32 (20-5-2, 10 KOs), who resides in Amozoc, Mexico, has confronted the very best competitors lately, together with beating Tommy Frank twice. Guarneros misplaced by way of unanimous determination to Sunny Edwards and Adrian Curiel.
Longtime Mexico Metropolis promoter Ricardo Maldonado, who lately signed Guarneros to a promotional deal, believes his cost is on the rise and he has little doubt that Guarneros will do sufficient to earn a win at Jimenez’s expense.
“Hugo is a younger man who has improved with exhausting work,” Maldonado advised The Ring earlier this week. “He is received fights in Europe and it is not straightforward.
“He ranked nicely in his weight class and now this struggle is a chance for him to tackle the world ranked fighters and search his alternative to struggle for a world title belt. It is a powerful struggle, however we’re positive he’ll come out on prime.
Earlier than the Dalakian struggle, Jimenez received a hard-fought determination over Ricardo Sandoval.
Additionally on the cardboard, in a compelling conflict between undefeated junior middleweights, Eduardo Sanchez Ramirez (7-0-2, 4 KOs) of San Jose, Costa Rica will tackle hard-hitting Heriberto Flores Guerrero (9-0, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round bout.
Jose Nuñez (14-0-2, 7 KOs) of Panama Metropolis will face Jose Manuel Perez of Nicaragua (10-9-1, 8 KOs) in a ten spherical junior light-weight bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has been writing for The Ring since October 2013 and has been protecting boxing in Southern California and internationally since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Star newspaper in Ventura County, California. He might be reached at (email protected)