Once again, Promociones Mayen has the boxing card stacked with talent for another in a series of outstanding boxing shows at Salon Las Pulgas on Avenida Revolucion in Downtown Tijuana. On Tuesday, the 24 participants met with the Tijuana Boxing Commission officials for the official weigh-ins
Looking over the competition for Wednesday’s show:
In the Main Event is the impressive Edivaldo Ortega who remains undefeated at 15-0 with 7 KOs. In his last five outings, he’s faced boxers with a combined record of 28-13-5, and even more important 17 KOs. As they say, Ortega has been battle tested.
Ortega’s opponent, Jose Guadalupe Tapia, is a six year veteran. In his last outing, he lost a close decision to Jesus Lopez (5-7-1). Before that match, he had won four straight with two early stoppages.
Any talk about a “Fight of the Night” will likely include the Arellano brothers of San Ysidro, CA.
Knockout artist Israel “Mr. KO” Arellano (5-0-0, 4 KOs) is facing Jose Ezequiel Avilez (5-1-1, 3 KOs). Both are big punchers and have 7 KOs between them. You’ll never see either boxer backing up.
Ezequiel has just one loss and that split decision loss came against Sergio Ortega who is now 11-0.
Israel’s older brother, Antonio Arellano (6-0-1, 2 KOs) will also have his hands full when facing Jesus Valadez (6-1-0, 3 KOs).
In his last outing, Antonio, a lightweight to super lightweight at the most, showed true grit when he defeated the taller, bigger welterweight Victor “Cina” Fonseca at Unidad Deportiva in Tecate on August 4, 2012. After sustaining a serious cut on the chin in round three, he pressed on to match Fonseca blow for blow to gain an unanimous decision victory.
The 19 year-old Jesus “Bombardero” Valadez has been quite active since turning pro on October 16, 2011. He fought six times in 2012, going 5-1 with 2 KOs. The one loss, a fourth round stoppage, came in his last outing against Jose Luis Vazquez. Valadez is eager to get back on the winning track.
Another clash that should have everyone’s attention is the Sandra “Perla Negra” Robles (1-0) versus Diana “La Cazadora” Marquez bout, translation “the Black Pearl” versus “the Huntress”.
In Robles’ last outing, she defeated the very tough Kealani Vanderleest of San Diego. The Tijuana “Huntress,” another femme fatale, has credentials but this is her very first bout as a professional.
Also on the undercard is Robles’ younger brother, 16 year-old “Sexy Boy” Robles facing 17 year-old Marino Canete. Both are making their pro-debuts. Also featured is 16 year-old sensation Carlos “Baby” Castañeda (4-1-0, 2 KOs) who turned pro when he was only 15.
Ivan Reyes (4-3-0, with 4 KOs) defeated Rosalio “Aspid” Rios as an amateur. Therefore, Rios, now (5-0-0 with 4 KOs) is considering their bout a rematch. Since October 30, 2009, a KO loss to Hector Zepeda, Reyes has only fought once, a TKO loss June, 15, 2012 to Raul Franco.
Middleweight Antonio Gutierrez (9-0) is hoping to keep his slate clean when he faces Angel Estrada.
Jorge “Tito” Ruiz of the Alliance Training Center in Chula Vista, CA will be going after win #2 when he faces the much shorter Gustavo Munoz who is making his pro-debut. Munoz is hoping to become a giant killer by getting inside to work over Ruiz's midsection.
Note well: The bout sheet as of Tuesday morning, March 12, 2013 only showed eight bouts. By day's end, four additional bouts were added.
Bout #9 has bantamweights "Sexy Boy" Robles vs Marino Canete, Bout #10 features middleweights Francisco Flores vs Jose Manuel Hernandez. Hernandez fought just 15 days ago, on February 27, 2013, in a controversial draw with Hugo Gutierrez. One this reporter felt Hernandez won.
Flores last fought on July 6, 2012 - a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Juan Carlos Moreno at the same venue, Las Pulgas.
Bout #11 has super middleweight Antonio Gutierrez (8-0-1, 6 KOs) facing Angel Estrada (0-0) and Bout #12 with Jose Angel Suarez will be announced later.