The World Boxing Federation (WBF) ® is facing a very busy weekend (Friday September 18 – Saturday September 19) in the great country of Mexico, with no less than five WBF championship fights lined up on three shows in three cities.
On Friday, at the Antonio Palacios arena in Ensenada, compatriots Kareli Lopez and Carol Castro will square off in a rematch for the vacant WBF Womens World Strawweight title on a show promoted by Showbox Promotions.
Undefeated in her last four fights, Lopez has a professional record of 7-5-3 (2) and should probably be considered a slight favorite against Castro, who brings a modest, although deceiving, 6-6 (2) ledger. Lopez won their first encounter last May by tenth round retirement.
On the same evening in Chetumal, Chetumal Promotions will stage a doubleheader with undefeated prospects Hiram Gallardo and Francisco Hernandez Ubieta fighting for the vacant WBF Latin Bantamweight title in one of the two co-features.
Local man Gallardo is 5-0 (0) since turning professional in July 2014, and is facing his third unbeaten adversary in Ubieta who is so far 4-0 (1) in the paid ranks. Both will take part in their first championship fights.
In the second WBF title fight on this card, Uriel “El Muneco” Hernandez is taking on Mexico-based Nicaraguan Geiboord “Sandino” Omier for the vacant WBF Latino Super Welterweight crown.
This being his first fight of 2015, Hernandez is 12-2 (7) and is in with a tough nut to crack in 26-year-old Geiboord who is reportedly 7-3-1 (4) and hungry for success after losing a close majority decision to another Mexican, Luis Salamanca, in his most recent outing.
Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Loreto, presented by Promotora Prombox, its another WBF championship Twin-bill featuring all-Mexican encounters.
In the headliner, Saul Banos, 11-3 (7), and Rafael Reyes, 16-5 (12), will decide who takes home the vacant International Super Bantamweight title, and at Featherweight Jesus Laguna, 14-9-2 (13) and Rafal Gutierrez, 4-4 (2), are set to duke it out for that divisions vacant Latin crown.