Photo/Weights: Jose Nieves vs. Danny Flores

By Jake Donovan

The 2013 season debut of Boxeo Telemundo is all set for Friday evening at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida.

Headlining the first episode of the revamped series will be Jose Nieves (21-2-3, 10KO) and Danny Flores (14-2, 8KO) in a scheduled 12-round regional bantamweight title fight. Both fighters made weight on the first try – Nieves came in at the divisional limit of 118 lb, while Flores was one pound lighter at 117 lb.

Nieves has become a series fixture, with Friday marking his fifth consecutive Telemundo-televised bout. His last appearance was a 3rd round knockout of Glenn Porras last December in the 2012 season finale. The southpaw has become a local favorite, with Central Florida serving as his home away from his actual home in Puerto Rico.

Flores suffered a 6th round knockout loss to unbeaten Jonathan Gonzalez in his own Telemundo-televised bout last October. He has since won a four-round decision in a tune-up fight in his native Mexico.

Friday’s season debut will mark the first of four consecutive weekends in which Telemundo will air live boxing coverage. The new format will also include enhanced graphics featured throughout the telecast.

Other weights:

Yunier Dorticos, 202 lb v. Willy Herring (weight TBD) – 6 rounds, cruiserweights

Milos Pantelic, 197 lb v. Robert Turner, 199 lb – 6 rounds, cruiserweights

Danny Pastrana, 160 lb v. Angel Martinez, 160 lb – 4 rounds, middleweight

Isaac Holder, 159 lb v. Bryant Perella, 156 lb – 4 rounds, middleweight

Pernell Mitchell, 172 lb v. Ahmed Elibiale, 173 lb – 4 rounds, light heavyweight

Shawn Guzman, 169 lb v. Carlos Perez, 167 lb – 4 rounds, super middleweight

Ariel Vega, 115 lb v Jose Rodriguez – 4 rounds, super flyweight

Kerry Parks, 172 lb v. Marvin Jones, 173 lb – 4 rounds, light heavyweight

Hunter Sundberg, 143 lb v. Fredrick Wilcox, 143 lb – 4 rounds, welterweight

Doors open at 7:30PM ET. First bout is at 8:30PM ET, with the broadcast set to air live on Telemundo at 11:35PM ET.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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