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23 NOVEMBER 2014

 

Calderon Faces New Opponent


Former two time world champion Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon will face a new foe at the Coliseo Mario "Quijote" Morales in Guaynabo on October 29 after a hand injury suffered by previous opponent Raul "Rayito" Garcia,forced him out.

Now, Calderón (34-2-1, 6 KOs) will face Mexican Felipe Rivas (11-8-1, 5 KOs) for the 105lb WBO Latino title.

While, Carlos "El Indio" Quintana (28-3, 22 KOs), former WBO welterweight champion and seventh ranked by the WBO, will not fight in the show because an injury in his nose after a sparring session. Quintana was supposed to face hard puncher Jorge "Destroyer" Meléndez (20-2-1, 20 KOs) for the WBO Latino junior middleweight title. A rival for Melendez will be announced soon.

In the coestelar fight, former WBO superbantamweight champion Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (20-1-1, 17 KOs), will fight for the WBO 122lb Intercontinental title against a foe to be named, and Argentinian Yessica Yolanda Bopp (16-0, 7 KOs) will defend her WBO junior flyweight belt against Suzane Warner (9-10-1, 2 KOs) in a 10 round bout.


In another title bout, Javier Monserrate (24-1-1, 17 KOs) and Javier Castro (25-4, 20 KOs) will fight for the WBO Latino junior welter belt.

In four rounds bouts, Israel “El Heredero” Vázquez (3-0-2, 3 KOs) versus debutant Jesús Pagán in the flyweight division; Kenny Rivera (1-0, 1 KO) will face Leduan Barthelemy (2-0, 2 KOs) in the featherwight division, and debutants Anaury Rijo and Pablo de Jesus will fight in the junior middleweights.

The 24th WBO Annual Convention is from October 24 to October 29 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Tickets for the card availables at Ticketcenter 1 787 792-5000 or www.tcpr.com. Prices are $25, $40, $78, $103, and $203.




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