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Ponce De Leon vs. Jayson Velez in Play For March 9th

By Jose Luis Camarillo, notifight.com

According to WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, he will defend his championship against top challenger Jayson Velez of Puerto Rico on March 9th. Golden Boy Promotions is staging a Showtime televised card on that date, with Bernard Hopkins headlining at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This would be the first defense for Ponce (44-4, 35KOs) since winning the title via an eight round technical decision over Jhonny Gonzalez in September. Velez (20-0, 15KOs) won the WBC's silver title with a three round destruction of Salvador Sanchez II on December 1.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 12-10-2012

DPDL by mid round tko..2 much 4 the inexperienced kid...he'll get hammered...

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 12-10-2012

Velez will show where he belongs ppl complaining Rican prospects either fall or rise there not protected like babies like other countries and Bhopal is still fighting god dam

Comment by Zopilote on 12-10-2012

I agree with the people saying it's too soon for a De Leon fight. PDL will be too much for him atm imo.

Comment by PR Boxer on 12-10-2012

He either knocks him out in the first two rounds or gets pummeled to death, if he wins he would have impressed me.

Comment by Exciterx30 on 12-10-2012

Vélez seems like a promising fighter but he is not ready for a fight like this. In a year, this could work. Right now, this is premature and he might lose badly.

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