LOS ANGELES – Looking to fight his way back into the world title picture in 2011, perennial contender Rocky Juarez will make his Mexico debut against Mexico City’s rising star Alejandro “Flaquita” Sanabria in a 12 round main event on the February 19th edition of Televisa’s “Sabados De Corona” from Gimnasio Ernesto Ruffo Appel in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. In the 10 round co-feature Mexico City’s unbeaten junior welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano battles Jorge Romero of Culiacan.
Both bouts are presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Box Latino de Erik “Terrible” Morales and sponsored by Corona. The doors open at 4:00pm PT, the first bout starts at 6:00pm PT and the Televisa broadcast begins at 10:30pm CT.
Tickets, priced at 100 pesos, 200 pesos, and 300 pesos, go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 11 at 1:00pm PT and available for purchase at the Gimnasio Ernesto Ruffo Appel Box Office.
Talented Mexico City native Alejandro Sanabria (24-1-1, 19 KO’s) has quietly built his resume over the last six years, waiting for his time to shine on the world stage and it looks like that time is now. In 2009 he began making his move when he won the WBC FECARBOX and NABF lightweight titles and in 2010, he won three of four fights, with all of his wins coming by knockout. On February 19, he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for when he takes on longtime contender Rocky Juarez.
A 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist for the United States, Rocky Juarez (28-7-1, 20 KO’s) has been seeking gold as a professional since his debut in 2001. Since then, the Houston native has won a host of regional titles, but a world championship has eluded him in memorable battles with Humberto “Zorrita” Soto, Marco Antonio “Baby Face Assassin” Barrera, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez and Chris “Dragon” John. Looking to get back on a winning track after a July 2010 loss to former World Champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares, Juarez is more motivated than ever to get back in the win column on February 19.
Nicknamed “El Demoledor”, 21-year-old Pablo Cesar Cano (20-0-1, 15 KO’s) has done an impressive job of demolishing the opponents put in his way thus far. Closing in on his fifth year as a professional, the Mexico City native is coming off of a hard-fought split decision victory over Oscar Leon last June that earned him the NABF junior welterweight title. Now looking to start 2011 off with bang, Cano begins his fistic year on February 19 with his Televisa debut.
20-year old Jorge “Koky” Romero (17-5, 15 KO’s) has shocked his opponents with impressive power as he has ended 15 of his 17 wins by knockout with 12 of those knockouts coming in three rounds or less. Hailing from Culiacan, Romero is battling not just for the win against Cano, but for national junior welterweight bragging rights in the boxing-rich nation of Mexico.
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