Elio Rojas-Guty Espadas Rematch in Talks For May

By Jhonny Gonzalez

It's being reported in the Domincan Republic that WBC featherweight champion in recess, Elio Rojas (22-1, 13KOs), could return to the ring in the month of May in a rematch with Guty Espadas Jr. (45-8, 28KOs) in New York City. Rojas dominated Espadas on February 20, 2010 in Merida, Mexico, in the first defense of the title he won in Japan in July 2009. Elio's attorney, Victor Rojas, told reporters in the Dominican Republic that negotiations with Espadas' team are ongoing.

Rojas has been out of the ring since he underwent a major operation on his right hand on August 13. The lagging injury worsened during training camp for a cancelled fight with Yuriorkis Gamboa.

"Elio is training with great enthusiasm because he wants to return to the ring very soon and the rematch with Espadas is the most suitable fight to test his hand after the operation," he said to Yoel Adames. "Elio has not forgotten about the big fights, and he'll go after the division's own Gamboa, Juan Manuel Marquez and all other comers."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-09-2011

Lopez rojas in october make it happen

Comment by xcaret v3 on 02-09-2011

how come he dont try to avenge his loss to Gamaliel Diaz?? wow fuken pathetic

Comment by theplayerpimp on 02-09-2011

[QUOTE=QUELOQUE;10080949]Burgos is already set to fight on FNF at the end of the month. Burgos is a good young contender, you don't come off of major hand surgery and over a year layoff.[/QUOTE] You also dont come and fight the…

Comment by Shadows on 02-09-2011

Under these circumstances, I don't mind the fight. The only thing I worry about Rojas is that he's with King, I just hope he doesn't get shelved.

Comment by goblin213 on 02-09-2011

[QUOTE=QUELOQUE;10080949]Burgos is already set to fight on FNF at the end of the month. Burgos is a good young contender, you don't come off of major hand surgery and over a year layoff.[/QUOTE] I did not know that. Thanks for…

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