World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel confirmed today that former world champions Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon (105 and 108 pounds) and Raul "Rayito" Garcia (105 pounds) will collide on October 29 in Puerto Rico as part of the WBO 24th Convention for the mini-flyweight interim title.
Valcárcel was in Mexico last week and learned that Moises Fuentes, the WBO 105lb champion, hurt his nose in his win over Garcia last August 27, and "he can’t fight soon. Therefore, Calderon (34-2-1, 6 KOs) and Garcia (30-2-1, 18 KOs) will fight for the interim title headlining the card as part of the WBO Convention".
Otherwise, Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions vice-president, said that they are working in the place for the show, but it seems there will be the coliseo Mario "Quijote" Morales in Guaynabo where Calderon, from Puerto Rico, will face Garcia, from Mexico, for the interim 105lb belt.
September 14, 2011