The fight between Puerto Rican Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres and Bolivian Franklin Mamani will be for the WBO Latin belt at 140 pounds in the next edition of the series “A Puño Limpio”, which will feature another five bouts next Friday, November 16, at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Spartan Boxing.
“Lobo Torres and Franklin Mamani are going to dispute the WBO Latino title at 140 pounds in the main fight of this new A Puño Limpio and we also include several prospects from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico for a total of six bouts that we will present at our house, the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum,” said promoter Iván Rivera, president of PRBBP.
In the main clash of the evening, local Lobo Torres (13-0, 9 kos) will face Mamani (23-4-1, 13 kos) for the WBO Latino belt at 140 rounds to 10 rounds. For Torres it will be the third straight time that he fights in this scenario.
Meanwhile, in four round bouts, Dominican Víctor Santillán (3-0, 1 kos) will face Puerto Rican Christian Vélez (1-0, 1 kos) at 122 pounds; Ángel Aponte (1-0, 1 kos) will fight against Luis Enrique Rivera (1-2, 1 kos) at 130 pounds; Jean Rivera (2-1) will face Fernando Semidey (0-5-1) at 152 pounds; the debutant Mario Suárez will fight against Ronald Quintana (0-1) in 160 pounds, and José Manuel Escroig will debut against Anthony Concepción (1-15) in 145 pounds
The series “A Puño Limpio”, in its first part, took place between 2011 and 2012 with shows around Puerto Rico, and had in action fighters like the current world champion Emmanuel “Manny” Rodríguez (in his debut), former world champion Manuel Alejandro “Manny” Siaca, later world champion McJoe Arroyo, as well as future world challengers McWilliams Arroyo, Jonathan Oquendo, José “Chelo” González and David Quijano, and then prospect Jonathan “Bomba “González, among others.
After this show, “A Puño Limpio” returns on December 7.
Crushing Power Puncher Shohjahon Ergashev Returns This Saturday in Chicago
Fearsome super lightweight crusher Shohjahon “Descendant of Tamerlane” Ergashev will return to action this Saturday, November 10, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago against Springfield, Massachusetts, veteran Zack “AK47” Ramsey.
Ergashev (13-0, 12 KOs) of Detroit via Uzbekistan and Ramsey (8-4, 4 KOs) will meet in a six-round battle on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Tournament doubleheader featuring former WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KO), from Walcz, Poland, will face Maksim Vlasov (42-2, 25 KO) of Samara, Russia, in a 12-round battle for the Interim WBO World Championship and former WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Mairis Briedis (24-1, 18 KO) from Riga, Latvia, will take on Hamburg, Germany’s Noel Mikaelian (23-1, 10 KO) for the WBC World Diamond Belt Championship.
Ergashev is off to a roaring start as a professional, going the distance only once, thus far. He is the current World Boxing Association International Super Lightweight Champion. The 26-year-old moved from is native Uzbekistan to train at Detroit’s Kronk Gym last year and his thudding power has only improved.
“I have been training in Detroit for seven weeks and I feel that I am getting better and better with each camp,” said Ergashev. “I look forward to putting my skills on display November 10 in Chicago.”
Dmitrriy Salita, the promoter mining Russia and Central Asia for super prospects like Ergashev, says the powerful southpaw is headed for greatness.
“Shohjahon Ergashev is the best super lightweight in the world and, pound-for-pound, one of the hardest punchers in boxing,” said Salita. “I look forward to another impressive showing from him on a big championship night of boxing in Chicago.”