Photos: Velez vs Valcarcel Announced, 30-day Weigh-In
World Champion and boxing promoter Miguel Cotto, together with Héctor Soto from H2 Entertainment, announced their upcoming event - "Electrifying" Vélez vs. Valcárcel - on Friday July 15 at the Cosme Beitía Coliseum in Cataño, Puerto Rico.
Top Super Bantamweight prospect and WBO World Ranked #10 Jayson "La Maravilla" Vélez (15-0, 12 KO's) is ready to take the biggest challenge of his career when he steps into the ring with former top veteran contender Carlos Valcárcel (12-2-4, 5 KO's) for the Super Bantamweight WBO Latino Title and the WBC's FECARBOX title.
This exciting fight will be televised on the popular latino series "Solo Boxeo: Tecate" on Telefutura.
"I'm ready for this challenge, I know Valcárcel very well. When he made his pro-debut I was 16 years old with 80 amateurs fights. I have been training really hard for this and will not waste my time. After I beat Valcárcel I will be ready for Jorge "Travieso" Arce", Jayson said.
Meanwhile his experienced opponent Carlos Valcárcel said "I am really focused for this fight. I really am! The 2 defeats that I have as a pro were because of my bad discipline. Other than those 2 mistakes, I am still undefeated. Jayson, you don't really know what I will be capable to do. I will beat you and get those crowns. I am the one who will fight Travieso Arce. It will be Carlos Valcarcel".
Also as part of the "Electrifying" card, Top lightweight and undefeated prospect Abner "Pin" Cotto (10-0, 5Ko's) will fight dangerous Carlos Claudio (10-6-3, 3Ko's) for the WBC Lightweight Fecarbox Title. Also, super flyweight sensation Miguel "Loco" Robles (8-1-2,4Ko's) will face undefeated Isander Beauchamp (6-0-1,2Ko's) for the WBC super flyweight Fecarbox title.
The Puerto Rico Boxing Commission and its President, Dommys Delgado, celebrated the 30 day safety weigh-in to all of the boxers fighting for a title. Numbers were Jayson Velez 133lbs , Carlos Valcarcel 128lbs, Abner Cotto 144lbs, Carlos Claudio 144.7lbs, Miguel Robles 125.2lbs and Isander Beauchamp 124lbs. All fighters were in target to make weight at the official weigh-in.
"This will be a really exciting fight; it will be "Electrifying" and I can’t wait to see this two great fighters in the ring", Miguel Cotto said. "The fans will witness a great card; we have great fights that anyone can win", promoter Héctor Soto said.
"Electrifying" Vélez vs. Valcárcel on Friday, July 15th, at the Cosme Beitía Coliseum in Cataño , Puerto Rico. Tickets are available in Ticketcenter calling (787) 792-5000 or visiting www.tcpr.com. Prices are $50, $25, $15. For information visit www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com. "Electrifying" is presented by Promociones Miguel Cotto, H2 Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions.