February 23, 2008 — WBC CABOFE Middleweight Champion and Former Contender TV Series Star Miguel Espino is calling out to NABF Champion Enrique Ornelas after watching his recently televised bout on Telefutura. After listening to Ornelas say that he wants tougher competition and a fight with Kelly Pavlik, Espino stated, “Ornelas needs to beat a true fighter from the Contender series and then climb his way up to a Championship match with Pavlik and that starts with me. I’m ranked at #13 and he’s at #14 in the WBC..
An opportunity for a Championship title bout just doesn’t happen overnight, you have to earn it.”
Espino also went on to say, “This would be a great fight for the Middleweight division and we both know that a shot at the Championship is going to take a few more fights. Although Ornelas is a good boxer, he has been taking on fighters that were coming up from 147 and 154 pounds such as Norberto Bravo and I just think it’s time he fights a fighter that is a natural 160 pounder. We’re also both from Southern California and I respect the fact he is one of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy fighters. Golden Boy has always had a great stable of fighters and this would be a great win on my resume.”
Espino’s next fight against Humberto Corral is scheduled to occur some time in March after he was forced to postpone due to an illness. Espino is looking forward to a showdown with Enrique Ornelas in the near future if Ornelas is willing to accept the challenge.