LOS ANGELES - The summer heat won't slow down the sizzling boxing action at the Centro De Espectaculos La Roca in Epazoyucan, México on Saturday, July 26, as Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions present a hard-hitting doubleheader featuring two championship fights that will be broadcast live on Televisa and FOX Deportes.
In the main event, former IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Rodrigo "Gatito" Guerrero of Ciudad Neza battles unbeaten Japanese contender Takahiro Shigee in a 12-round matchup for the WBC Silver International Bantamweight Title.
Plus, the WBA Female Minimumweight World Title is on the line when Naucalpan's Anabel "Avispa" Ortiz defends her crown in a 10-round fight against Colombia's Neisi "La Leona" Torres.
Southpaw Rodrigo "Gatito" Guerrero (20-5-1, 13 KOs) is a nine-year pro and one of Mexico's top boxers on the current scene. A rugged competitor who has fought the best and never been stopped, the 26-year-old hit the top of the mountain in 2011 when he defeated Raul Martinez for the IBF super flyweight title. Now competing at 118 pounds, Guerrero has his sights set on another world title, and with wins in four of his last five bouts, he's on the right track.
Fellow southpaw Takahiro Shigee (11-0-1, 9 KOs) is a hard-hitting prospect ready to take the leap to the next level this Saturday. A native of Kobe, Japan, the 22-year-old Shigee, who has won five of his last six bouts by knockout, is eager to take his show on the road and fight outside of his home country for the first time against Guerrero.
The latest Mexican fighter to take world title honors on the female side of the sport, 28-year-old Anabel Ortiz picked up the WBA title in 2013 with a decision win over previously unbeaten Etsuko Tada in Tokyo. 2-0 since the bout, with a title defense victory over Hye-Soo Park, Ortiz is coming off a 10-round win over Ivoon Rosas in April that lifted her pro record to 14-3 with two knockouts.
Baranquilla phenom Neisi Torres (12-2-1, 8 KOs) is one of the hardest punchers in the minimumweight division, and she's only 20 years old. Unbeaten in four of her last five bouts, with the only loss coming to IBF super flyweight champion Debora Dionicius in March, Torres bounced back with a knockout of Yessica Perez earlier this month, and now she's ready to challenge for a world title once again.
Guerrero vs. Shigee, a 12-round bout is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 5 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6 p.m. CT. The Televisa broadcast will air on Channel 5 and begins at 10:30pm ET and the FOX Deportes broadcast will air at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT.Tags: Rodrigo Guerrero