Cuadras vs. Zaleta & Munoz vs. Tsunami headline on Saturday, March 2nd in Mexico
LOS ANGELES, March 1 – Two of Mexico’s top young fighters, Carlos “Principe” Cuadras and Zulina “La Loba” Munoz, take to the ring at The Gimnasio “Las Liebres” in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico this Saturday, March 2 to battle top notch foes in championship bouts which will be televised in the United States on FOX Deportes on Sunday, March 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
In the 12-round main event, the unbeaten Cuadras defends his WBC Silver Super Flyweight World Championship against countryman Victor “Nene” Zaleta. In the 10-round co-main event, Munoz defends her WBC Super Flyweight World Championship against Japan’s Tenkai Tsunami.
Cuadras vs. Zaleta is presented by Canelo Promotions. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 7:00 p.m. CT. The Televisa broadcast will air on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 p.m. CT, with the FOX Deportes broadcast airing on Sunday, March 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
24-year-old Mexico City product Carlos Cuadras (27-0, 22 KO’s) was a decorated amateur competitor who is now seeking a world championship as a professional. He’s off to an outstanding start, winning all 27 of his bouts, including a September 2012 stoppage of Ronald Barrera that earned him the WBC Silver Super Flyweight title. Less than two months later, Cuadras decisioned Fernando Lumacad to defend his belt and on Saturday, he will aim for a second successful defense against Zaleta.
Coming off of a courageous performance in a bantamweight world championship fight against undefeated former World Champion Leo Santa Cruz last November, Juarez’s Victor Zaleta (20-3-1, 10 KO’s) gained many fans with his game effort that night in Los Angeles. Now, he returns to the 115 pound division and ready to take on all comers, starting with talented countryman Cuadras on Saturday night.
An always active fighter who routinely holds an edge in experience over her foes, Mexico City’s Zulina Munoz (36-1-2, 24 KO’s) didn’t slack off at all in 2012, going four for four in her latest series of championship bouts. Coming off of a 10-round win over Maribel Ramirez last November that earned her the vacant WBC Super Flyweight World Championship, she will now defend her title against Tsunami in attempt to extend her unbeaten streak to 23 fights this weekend.
Tokyo’s Tenkai Tsunami (18-6, 7 KO’s) is no stranger to fighting elite competition, having held the WBA Super Flyweight World Championship from 2009 to 2012, defending the belt four times. In 2012, the eight-year veteran and Japanese female boxing pioneer was in tough fights against Naoko Yamaguchi, Janeth Perez and Mariana Juarez, but you can never count her out, something she plans on proving against Munoz on March 2.