Photos/Weights: Quijano vs Gallo, Arroyo vs Rivas is Off
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- Mexico vs Puerto Rico again will collide this Saturday, January 21, with the return of the “San Juan Boxing Nights” at the coliseo Pedrin Zorrilla in Hato Rey, San Juan, to be televised on Telefutura's “Solo Boxeo Tecate” show, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation.
Headlining, Caguas native David Quijano (13-2-1, 9 KOs), Juanma López's teammate, will face Mexico'sJavier Gallo (18-4-1, 10 KOs) in a 10 round, super flyweight fight. Quijano weighed 115-pounds, while Gallo was 116-pounds.
Meanwhile, 2009 amateur world champion McWilliams Arroyo (9-1, 8 KOs) was set to face Felipe Rivas (11-10-1, 6 KOs), who last October lost a split decision against former two time champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon. The bout is canceled after Rivas, from Mexico, was unable to leave his country to travel to Puerto Rico.
Six more bouts will complete the card. In the lightweight division, Regino Canales (3-2) will fight against Edgardo Rivera (6-1, 5 KOs) to six rounds. In four round fights, Rafael Gonzalez (6-0, 5 KOs) will face a rival to be announced in the lightweights; debutants Andy Crespo and Husein Cruz will fight in the lightweights; debutant Emanuel Santos versus Jesus Pastrana (1-0) in the junior lightweights; Reynaldo Ojeda will face a foe to be named in the lightweights, and Jose Santiago (0-1) will fight against Ivan Vazquez (0-0-1).
After this card, “San Juan Boxing Nights” on Telefutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate" (11:00 P.M. ET) show, will return on March 24, May 19, August 18 and October 13.
Tickets for the event availables at Ticketcenter, 1 787 792-5000 or www.tcpr.com . Prices are $15, $33 “Ring Side” and $128 for four people tables.