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Diaz, Soto Headline “Guilty Fight Night” March 18

10.03.05 - Two world-ranked featherweights--Gamaliel Diaz of Mexico City and No. 2-rated Humberto Soto of Tijuana, Mexico--highlight the nationally and internationally televised “Guilty Fight Night” card presented by Guilty Boxing in association with Tecate Friday, March 18, at El Foro in Tijuana, Mexico. Diaz faces veteran Gerardo Zayas of Tijuana in the 10-round super featherweight main event while Soto takes on an opponent to be determined in the super featherweight semi-main event..

The 24-year-old Diaz, ranked No. 15 by the World Boxing Council among featherweights, has a record of 16-5-2 with eight knockouts and has a record of 13-0-2 for his past 15 fights dating back to 2000.

The 27-year-old Zayas lists a mark of 22-8-1 with 12 knockouts.

The 24-year-old Soto, ranked No. 2 by the WBC, No. 5 by the World Boxing Association, No. 7 by the World Boxing Organization and No. 8 by the International Boxing Federation among featherweights, has a record of 36-5-2 with 21 knockouts and has won 13 straight and 22 of his past 23 bouts dating back to 2000.

Both Diaz and Soto hold titles. Diaz is the WBC Fecarbox champion while Soto, tall at 5-foot-9-inches for a featherweight, is the Fecarbox lightweight champion and was the Fecarbox featherweight champ and the World Boxing Association Fedecentro super bantamweight king.

Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are seen domestically on America One; in Europe, Africa and middle eastern countries on Fox Sports International; in Europe and Africa on BEN Television; and in the Caribbean on WCVI Super Station.

Guilty Boxing’s weekly cards are seen in almost 50 million households worldwide, making Guilty Productions one of the fastest-growing providers of boxing television programming in the world.

This is another in the ongoing series of “Guilty Fight Night” cards to be held in Tijuana. The innovative Guilty Boxing series was launched last May and has presented cards in Las Vegas, California and Arizona as well as Tijuana.

Six-round bouts on the nine-bout card include: heavyweight Marcos Geraldo Jr. of Tijuana; super middleweight Jose Juan Vasquez of Trujillo, P.R.; super lightweight Juvencio Borquez of Tijuana; and flyweight Omar Salado of Tijuana against opponents to be determined plus super welterweight Omar Hernandez of Tijuana against Cristobal Armento of Los Mochis, Mexico.

Four-round bouts include: super flyweights Juan Mercedes of the Dominican Republic and Rodolfo Alonso Galicia in separate bouts.

Commentators for Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are “The Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo. Sheridan, a Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, has worked almost 800 world championship bouts on six continents during a career that has spanned more than three decades. Ricardo, for 11 years a place kicker on four NFL teams, also is a veteran announcer and has covered the biggest events in the sports world, ranging from Super Bowls to World Cups.

The card starts at 7 p.m. (Pacific) with gates to El Foro opening at 6.

Article posted on 10.03.2005



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