Saucedo vs. Prieto Tops WBC's World Cup on FS1
On Friday, October 25, 2013, in Cordoba, Argentina, at the beautiful Quality Espacio boutique stadium, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Charly Tello of Tello-Box, will hold a night of world-class professional boxing in conjunction with the second phase of the "WBC World Cup of Professional Boxing."
Televised by Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Deportes worldwide, the night's main event will feature Buenos Aires, Argentina's Fernando David "El Vasco" Saucedo (50-5-3, 7 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight elimination phase bout against Mexican national champion Javier Prieto (23-7, 18 KOs) of Michoacán.
In the co-feature, undefeated power puncher Juan Carlos "Merengue" Abreu (16-0-1, 15 KOs) of the Dominican Republic will face Devis "El Felino" Caceres (14-2, 9 KOs) from Colombia in a welterweight tournament eliminator.
Held as part of the WBC's 50th anniversary celebration, the 24-card "WBC World Cup of Professional Boxing" is an elimination-style tournament between champions from 10 different intercontinental federations, representing 165 countries affiliated with the WBC, plus the Silver and International Belts. It is being contested in four weight classes: featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and heavyweight, broken into an elimination phase, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.
"I am very proud to have a partner like Charly Tello of Tello Box and I want to thank the WBC for choosing me to bring this historic WBC World Cup of Professional Boxing to Argentina," said Sampson Lewkowicz. "This great tournament will bring opportunities to the winners to fight for world titles."