Ortega, Rosario Make Weight, Ready For Telemundo Bill
By Jake Donovan
The stage is officially set for the summer season finale of Boxeo Telemundo. Headlining the telecast, Edgar 'Nene' Ortega (14-1, 10KOs) faces Daniel Rosario in a scheduled 10-round welterweight bout, airing live from Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City (Friday, Telemundo, 11:35 p.m. ET).
Both fighters easily made weight during Thursday's weigh-in. Ortega hit the scales right at the 147 lb. divisional limit, while Rosario (8-0, 7KOs) was slightly under at a fighting ready 146 lb.
"This is a great matchup between two upcoming welterweight prospects," notes promoter Felix 'Tuto' Zabala. "It will be an all our war. When you have two young warriors from Mexico and Puerto Rico, the results are guaranteed."
Rosario-Cruz (8-0, 7KOs) fights for the first time in Mexico in addition to making his network debut. The Puerto Rican knockout artist, coming off of a 1st round stoppage this past March, has never been extended beyond the fourth round of any given fight.
Ortega (14-1, 10KOs), who has fought exclusively in Mexico in his young career, rides a nine-fight win streak heading into Friday's clash.
Edgar 'Nene' Ortega, 147 lb. vs. Daniel Rosario, 146 lb. - 10 rounds, welterweight
Luis Vidales, 140 lb. vs. Saul Mendoza, 143 lb. - 8 rounds, super lightweight
Emanuel Dominguez, 121 lb. vs. Emanuel Navarrete, 121 lb. - 6 rounds, super bantamweight
Uriel Lopez, 116 lb. vs. Francisco Vara, 115 lb. - 6 rounds, super flyweight
Giovanni Andrade, 106 lb. vs. Luis Alberto Najera, 105 lb. - 4 rounds, strawweight
Jesus Perez, 118 lb. vs. Fernando Lopez, 118 lb. - 4 rounds, bantamweight
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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