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Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown: Jose Pedraza to fight Alberto Garza for title

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Undefeated super featherweight contender, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), is ready to battle Mexico's, Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-6-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title this Saturday March 22nd. The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST.

Ranked WBC #9, IBF #8, WBA #11, and WBO #15, Pedraza knows he must perform at his highest level against Garza to remain amongst the top fighters seeking a world title shot. He vows to bring an entertaining fight to his audience, as he looks to bring back the glory of past Puerto Rican fighters.

Pedraza loves fighting in front of his people and they love to watch him. Garza, being from Mexico, will create an electrifying atmosphere as Puerto Rico is its number one rival. With the fight taking place at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Pedraza will have his people behind him.

"Pedraza brings an excitement to this fans that's unbelievable" said Gary Shaw in an e-mail to Examiner.com. "Garza is no pushover and Pedraza knows what he has to do. Pedraza will be ready. The fans are going to enjoy watching this fight. Everyone should be tuning in."

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents.

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