Jesus Silvestre Lands a WBA Title Crack at Ryo Miyazak
By Miguel Rivera
Mexico's Jesus "Negrito" Silvestre is finally going to get his crack at undefeated Ryo Miyazaki, the WBA's stawweight champiuon, on September 7th at a venue to be announced on Japanese soil. Silvestre is the WBA's current interim-world champion.
Silvestre (27-3, 20 KOs) will fight for the third time in Asia, as he previously fought in the Philippines and Thailand. Miyazaki (19-0-3, 11 KOs). Miyazaki won the title last December with a split decision over Pornsawan Porpramook. He then made his first defense in March and knocked out Carlos Velarde in five rounds.