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Jose Pedraza Pumped For IBO Title Clash on March 22

Team Puerto Rico's undefeated pride and joy, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), will make his way back to the ring on March 22nd, at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  The unbeaten star will battle Mexico's, Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-1-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title.  The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST.

Pedraza, Puerto Rico's next big sensation, has fought tough competitive fights on HBO Latino, Shobox, ESPN, and now Direct TV.  In 2014, Pedraza has plans to conquer all in his path, as he works his way toward a world title opportunity.   Ranked WBC #9, WBA #10, IBF #11, and WBO #15, Pedraza is well on his way to accomplishing his goal.

"I feel 2014 will be another great year for me," said Pedraza. "Against Garza it will be Puerto Rico vs. Mexico, a rivalry I always look forward too.  With every fight I'm getting better and better.  Most of my fights have been against rough challengers who come to fight.  That's why I feel I'll be more prepared for the next level of competition.  I'm ready to challenge any of the top fighters in my division. First I need to take care of Garza."

"I want to make Puerto Rico proud every time I step in the ring," continued Pedraza. "I fight for my countrymen and I want them to know how much I appreciate their support.  I'm happy to carry the weight of my people on my back. I want to bring prominence back to Puerto Rico."

"After fighting multiple times on global networks, Pedraza has quickly become a big star in Puerto Rico," Gary Shaw said. "The objective is to keep him fighting on a regular basis as he marches up the rankings.  I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Pedraza, that he will make great progress in 2014. There are many big fights right around the corner."

"Puerto Rico has embraced Pedraza and we all see he has future is bright, said Javier Bustillo. "We will continue to promote him on a global scale. He's in a tough fight with Garza but I'm certain her will come out victorious."

"Pedraza is going to have a huge 2014," said Lou DiBella. "I'm very excited about his popularity in Puerto Rico because he was born to be a star. It all starts March 22 against a tough opponent in Garza."

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bigg Rigg on 02-17-2014

[QUOTE=BOXING-SCRIBE;14244229]I am a big fan of Puerto Rican boxers...the island had over ten decent prospects about 2 years ago and they were all destroyed by that Bonilla guy..horrible trainer..ruined alot of the prospects from PR...[/QUOTE] Agree! I also Think Quintana…

Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 02-17-2014

I am a big fan of Puerto Rican boxers...the island had over ten decent prospects about 2 years ago and they were all destroyed by that Bonilla guy..horrible trainer..ruined alot of the prospects from PR...

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 02-17-2014

Let's get it Pedraza! 2014 will be a Bounce back yr for the Puerto Rican boxing community. We ****ing need it in the worst way right about now.

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