Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Edgar Jimenez-Julian Rivera Tops Telemundo 7/13 Show

By Jake Donovan

A Mexican civil war is in store for Telemundo’s next installment in its monthly ‘Boxeo Telemundo’ series. All-Star Boxing officially announced the headliner for the July 13 show in Mexico City, as Edgar Jimenez takes on countryman Julian Rivera in a 12-round flyweight battle.

A regional belt is at stake in their bout, which airs live on Telemundo at 11:35PM ET. 

Jimenez (15-6-1, 11KO) enjoyed a nice run for most of 2011, including wins over Eric Ortiz and Juanito Rubillar. However, his luck ran out last December in suffering a knockout loss to Odilon Zaleta on a strange night of action in Puebla, MX that saw a pair of upset knockouts in supporting action.

The showdown with Rivera marks Jimenez’ first fight back since the loss to Zaleta.

Conversely, Rivera (10-6-1, 2KO) comes in at a high point in his career. The Mexico City journeyman had struggled to identify himself in the pro ranks, but enters the fight on the heels of his biggest win to date, a unanimous decision over Sergio Frias this past April. 

Also appearing on the card is a pair of Argentinean fringe contenders. 

Pablo Farias (20-2-1, 12KO) continues to bounce back from his disappointing showing against Arthur Abraham earlier this year. The super middleweight guns for his second straight win after having previously lost two in a row. 

Joining him on the card is former welterweight title challenger Rodolfo Martinez. As is the case with Farias, a second straight win is sought for Martinez, who was stopped in 12 rounds by Jan Zaveck in a failed title bid two years ago. 

TICKET/VENUE INFO

Doors open 7:00 PM and first bell at 8:00 PM local time. Telemundo cameras begin rolling live at 11:35 PM ET. Tickets are on sale for $200 and $100 (MP) and available at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa box office, as well as online at ticketmaster.com.mx. The show is presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc., in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones and OR Promotions. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines De La Hoya: Donald Trump Refused To Come To Canelo's Fight ShoBox Live Results: Ronald Ellis Defeats Brooker Over Eight Wilder Hopes The WBC Comes Down on Alexander Povetkin Stevenson Wants to Face Smith in NY; 4/29 Negotiations Ongoing Errol Spence Stays Ready in The Gym as IBF Scenario Plays Out WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work Photos: Haye, Schaefer Hold Presser To Announce Their UK Deal Erislandy Lara-Yuri Foreman Card Generates 547,000 Viewers Photos/Weights: Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Bouts David Haye, Richard Schaefer Team Up, Launch Hayemaker Ringstar Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First Pedro Diaz on N'Dam's Big KO Win, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gamboa Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking Adonis Stevenson: Unfair Haters Call All of My Opponents 'Bums' Danny Garcia: Not Worried About Critics Who Won't Say it to My Face Eubank Jr: In a Rematch I Would Annihilate Saunders in Four! Pacquiao: In The Eyes of The People - I Beat Floyd Mayweather Andrew Selby Faces Diale For WBC Regional on Eubank-Quinlan Wilkins, Karkardi To Appeal BBBofC Bans Over Nick Blackwell Manny Pacquiao: I Would Fight Conor McGregor - Only in Boxing De La Hoya Worried: Chavez Jr. Could Derail Canelo-Golovkin Plan Danny Garcia on Father's Racial Jabs: I've Heard Trump Say Worse! The Return of Zab Judah Ricardo Mayorga Holds Press Conference, Reveals April 1 Return DeGale: Mayweather Came To My Room, I Doubt I'll Work With Him! Cuadras Sides With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Take Down Canelo Canelo-Chavez: Big Promotional Tour on Tap, Big Undercard Plans Photos: David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens - Face To Face in Montreal Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement