Advertisement
Advertisement

Janiel Rivera Captures WBC's Silver Belt in Mexico

Puerto Rican undefeated prospect Janiel "Pototo" Rivera (9-0-2, 6KO’s) scored a convincing and important victory over Juan "Paisita" Lopez with a strong and powerful bodyshot knockout in the fourth round to capture the WBC’s vacant strawweight silver world title.

"Thank God we got a big win, I really still can not believe it. I have worked hard to achieve it. Now we are closer to realize my dream. I dedicate this win to my daughter, my family, and Puerto Rico. I also want to thank my team, Roberto Nevarez, Andres Ortiz, Jose Anibal Soto and Luis Cintron who have helped me to be here. We also thank Miguel Cotto and Héctor Soto and his team for the opportunity and for believing in me," Rivera said.

"Janiel had a great victory in Mexico against a Mexican and that's a lot to say from this young talent. And became the second WBC silver champion under Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment in less than a week. Janiel and Jayson Vélez both should be fighting for world titles in the first half of 2013” Héctor said.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Epie2 on 12-27-2012

The WBC is a strange sanctioning body. A credible sanctioning body should want its champion to be the best in a division. But look at what it is doing to Denver Cuello. Denver has fought every eliminator fight required of…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II Paul Butler: We're On The Brink of World Title Shot, This is Massive Stephen Smith: I Belong at World Level, I Want Another Title Shot Golovkin's Coach Expects Amir Khan To Rebound Very Well Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down AIBA President Confident Pro Fighters Will Compete in Olympics Haye: I'll Be Careful Early, But Then I'll Drop Briggs and KO Him Kevin Satchell Returns on June 4th as Part of Smith Liverpool Bill Photos: Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Reunite On Stage in Las Vegas Briggs Feels Haye in Decline: He Was a Better Fighter Before Liam Smith: IF Canelo Returns To 154, He's Perfect For Me! Ricky Burns: Michele Di Rocco Won't Know What Hit Him! Oscar De La Hoya, Mario Lopez To Get in The Ring For Charity Makabu: Not Going The Distance, I'm Knocking Tony Bellew Out! Berto Tabs Golovkin Over Canelo, Wants To Fight The Winner Roach Downs Mayweather-McGregor, Wants Lebedev-Glowacki Cuellar Confident of Mares Win, Tabs Santa Cruz Over Frampton Hearn Blasts Khan, Says Brook Fight is 'Gone' Jorge Linares is Ready: I'm Going To Fight Anthony Crolla Next! Lemieux Interested in Canelo Fight - But NO Catch-Weight No More Delays: All-Star Boxing Gets Day in Court Versus Canelo Shannon Briggs: I'm Knocking David Haye Out Cold in a Round Blackwell: I'd Love To Land Final KO Shot on Jaw of Eubank Sr! Haye Admits Precautions Needed To Prevent Briggs Presser Brawl Francisco De Vaca Puts Away Gustavo Molina in The Eighth
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement