World contenders Michael Perez and McJoe Arroyo trained today before the media for their fights this Monday, April 28, at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a show presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Perez and Arroyo, along with prospects John Karl Sosa and Prichard Colon worked at the Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo.
In the main event, Perez (19-1-1, 10 KOs) will defend for the first time his super lightweight WBA Fedelatin title when he takes on Mexican Jorge “Koky” Romero (24-7, 21 KOs) in a 10 round bout.
“I’m happy to fight again in Puerto Rico and I’m ready to face Romero, a good fighter, but my training camp has been very good and I’m going to win and continue in my way to become in a world champion”, Perez said.
Meanwhile, the co-main event changed and the former Puerto Rican Olympian McJoe Arroyo (13-0, 7 KOs) will face his fellow countryman David Quijano (15-4-1, 9 KOs) in a bantamweight and eight round fight.
The undercard will have world featherweight ranked (WBC #3, IBF #11 and WBO #13) Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (21-0, 15 KOs) fighting against Miguel “Mikito” Soto (12-2, 12 KOs) in a featherweight brawl scheduled to 10 rounds.
In addition, prospect Prichard “Digget” Colon (8-0, 8 KOs) will fight for the fourth time in 2014 when he faces Javier Garcia (6-4-1, 2 KOs) in a junior middleweight and eight rounds clash. Undefeated John Karl Sosa (9-0, 6 KOs) will face Victor “Picu” Perez (3-1, 1 KOs) in a welterweight fight scheduled to six rounds.
In four round bouts, lighweight Jose Lopez (1-0, 1 KOs) will face Roberto Rivera (2-1, 1 KOs); in the junior featherweight Joshua Declet (2-0-1) will face Edgardo Marin (0-1); in the welterweights Willie Jones (3-0, 2 KOs) will fight against Juan Castillo (2-2, 2 KOs), and Rafael “El Pollo Blanco” Gonzalez (8-1, 6 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined in the lightweight division.
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