Edgar Sosa To Headline Televisa 7/28; DeMarco Out
By Jake Donovan
Conflicting reports have surfaced in the media regarding the July 28 date reserved for boxing on popular Mexican network Televisa.
Handlers for lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco have insisted that the fighter’s on-again/off-again bout with Daniel Estrada is… well, back on and on the aforementioned date and network.
Those rumors have since been refuted by Oswaldo Kuchle, whose Promociones del Pueblo promotional company serves as co-promoter for the evening. The 7/28 broadcast will now be headlined by a flyweight bout between Edgar Sosa and Shigetaka Ikehara, which was finalized last week .
Free-swinging 122 lb. prospect Dante Jardon appears in the televised co-feature against Miguel Roman.
Not only will DeMarco not appear on the card, insists the promoter, but that the spot originally reserved was for another fighter.
“(Promoters) Antonio Lozada and Erik Morales both asked me to give them the July 28 date to partner up and put the bout Antonio Di Marco vs Daniel Estrada,” Kuchle explained to Boxingscene.com via email. “I thought it could be a good idea, but we had to put Alejandro Sanabria instead of Daniel Estrada because Sanabria is represented by our company Promociones del Pueblo.”
Sanabria (32-1-1, 24KO) rose to prominence early last year after scoring an upset decision win over Rocky Juarez. The fight came in the midst of a still-ongoing downward slide for Juarez, but few expected Sanabria – relatively unknown at the time – to have his hand raised by night’s end.
The win was part of a current eight-fight win streak for the hard-hitting Mexico City product.
The aforementioned fight needed to be agreed upon by both sides in time for Televisa to review and approve for the July 28 date, otherwise would run the risk of losing out to another headliner. When the deadline came and went, Promociones del Pueblo decided to go with Sosa, a former 108 lb. titlist, in the main event against Ikehara in what many believe will be an all-out war.
“We needed a letter from Gary Shaw accepting the bout, but it took more than seven days so we winded up putting Edgar Sosa as a main Event in Leon, Guanajuato.”
“[I]f Mr. Shaw wants, we can do the DeMarco-Sanabria fight (on) August 4th or after DeMarco fights John Molina (scheduled for September 8 on HBO). We can make it happen when Shaw wants.”
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 06-27-2012
a little Late as WBC pulled this bout last week...Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
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