Espino's Return Postponed / Jessica Rakoczy to battle Belinda Laracuente in rubber match

WBC CABOFE Middleweight Champion Miguel Espino has been forced to postpone his February 23rd fight against Humberto Corral due to an illness. Espino was ordered to bed rest for two weeks by his doctor, which subsequently forced a brief hiatus on his training camp..

Speaking over the phone from Espino’s training camp in San Fernando, Trainer/Manager John Bray said, ”Miguel has come to far in his career to risk injuring himself and losing a chance for a title shot this year due to his illness, so I thought that it would be better that we postpone the fight for a couple of weeks.”

Manny Cota of Cota Boxing Promotions has indicated that the entire fight card at the "Gymnasio Tigre Garcia" in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico has been called off. Espino had been looking forward to his tenth straight victory and possible showdown with a fighter in the top ten rankings. Cota said that the bout would most likely be rescheduled sometime in March.

Jessica Rakoczy to battle Belinda Laracuente in rubber match

Fireworks detonate once again when former WBC lightweight champion Jessica "Ragin" Rakoczy (27-2, 10 KO's) battles Belinda Laracuente (23-20, 9 KO's) in a rubber match for the NABF title at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore CA on February 29, 2008.

In their first meeting, Rakoczy convincingly won by unanimous decision to capture the IBA Women's Lightweight Title. When they met for the second time, the fight was stopped after Rakoczy was cut from an accidental headbutt and the bout was ruled a no contest. Look for both warriors to come out swinging as they will settle the score for supremacy, once and for all.

Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC and the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino are proud to be promoting this bout. For ticket information call the Tachi Palace at (559) 924-7751 or visit

Article posted on 19.02.2008

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