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 Last update:  8/28/2011       Read more by Rey Colon         
   
Carlos Negron is Being Patient With His Heavyweight Run
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By Rey Colon

The lanky heavyweight prospect from Puerto Rico, Carlos Negron, said he was ready for his first test on September 2, when he faces Colombian Epifanio Mendoza, a veteran fighter with a record of 31-12 and 27 knockouts. Negron, who began as a cruiserweight, says his body is maturing well in the heavyweight division.

"Mendoza has a lot of experience but I do not feel pressured and I don't expect to have problems. I trust my technique and skill," Negron said.

Negron, 6'6 and holding a record of 13-0 with nine knockouts, is likely going to weigh 215-pounds when he steps inside the ring with Mendoza. Negron is looking to fight again in October and then in November. He wants to shoot for a regional title in the near future but says there is no reason to rush for a shot at the world title.

"I'm still young [23-years-old]. There is no reason to hurry. As I get older, I'll add more weight and strength. By 2013, I will ready for some name opponents and at around 20-odd fights I could go for a major fight. All of that I will leave to my promoters but we will always be ready," Negron said.

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comment by $coinblatt$, on 09-03-2011
[QUOTE=reetcunt]:lol1: :lol1: http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/43322/negron-mendoza%20(1).JPG[/QUOTE] :rofl:!!!!

comment by Pirao, on 09-03-2011
[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO]Negron will be a champ at hw taking his time to grow is the best idea so he can fully grow into a full time hw he has the height and reach and power[/QUOTE] Doesn't look like it.

comment by reetcunt, on 09-03-2011
[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO]Negron will be a champ at hw taking his time to grow is the best idea so he can fully grow into a full time hw he has the height and reach and power[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1: http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/43322/negron-mendoza%20(1).JPG

comment by nycsmooth, on 08-29-2011
The Rivera's are protecting him in the same way as JCC Jr...he's almost too tall w/ a decent punch...seen him several times but the oppposition has been so poor it's hard to see if his faults can be corrected...no furure champ here..

comment by lluisone, on 08-29-2011
too soon to be fighting this kind of opponent ...he only have 13 fights is still a rookie:boxing::boxing:

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