Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Alberto Mercado vs. Jayson Velez is Set For March 4

Isla Verde, Carolina, PR - Showing his excellent physical condition, with less than four weeks before his first fight of the year, FECARBOX champion and WBC Latin super featherweight beltholder Alberto 'Transformer' Mercado (13-0-1, 3KO's) made a pre-weight of 141 pounds out of a required maximum of 149.5 pounds (15% over the 130 limit), for the scheduled fight on Saturday, March 4 at Coliseo Fernando 'Rube' Hernandez de Gurabo.

He will face veteran contender and world title challenger Jayson 'La Maravilla' Vélez (23-4-1, 16KO's), who weighed 148.2 pounds at his pre-weigh-in.

"We are very well prepared for this match, so I showed it on the scales," said Mercado, who is the seventh ranked contender under the WBC. "I won these titles with a lot of sacrifice and I will defend them with all my heart. Right now the mission is to keep climbing positions to reach that world title."

alberto-mercado

Mercado captured the FECARBOX title in September 2015, when he won by unanimous decision over Alvin Torres.

On March 19, 2016, Mercado was involved in a bell-to-bell war against a fiery Braulio Santos, and received a draw by the judges. Meanwhile, on September 17, he was once involved in a very intense matches and won the WBC Latin belt by defeating Braulio 'El Chavo' Rodríguez by split decision.

"I learned a lot from these two battles," said Mercado, who is handled by Margaro Cruz. "My physical condition was key and it is something that we continue to improve for the upcoming contest. This fight with Jayson Vélez will be the third consecutive where the fans will see action round after round. I have always been willing to fight with the best And these are the tests that I like, because I can show what I really have."

Mercado will have a quality opponent in Vélez, who is very tough in spite of four consecutive defeats (Ronny Ríos, Joseph Diaz, René Alvarado and Alfredo Santiago). In November 2014, Velez fought then IBF featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich, to a draw.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up Pacquiao: I Was Surprised Broner Didn't Throw Lot Of Punches Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Broner Falls Very Short on Promised 'New Beginning' For Career Luis Coria Win Big in First Garcia Brothers Promoted Card Badou Jack Gets Stitched Up, Has No Excuses Over Loss Manny Pacquiao Says Injury To His Left Eye is Not Serious Manny Pacquiao Dishes Out Adrien Broner's Comeuppance Pacquiao's LA Home is Burglarized a Day After Broner Win Claressa Shields: Anybody Who Thinks Broner Won is Crazy! Video: Shawn Porter Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Buboy Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Adrien Broner Video: Mayweather Sr. Throws Shade at Adrien Broner For Loss Pacquiao: We Can't Blame Broner For Thinking He Won Fight Former Champ Gamache Assaulted on Street By Mystery Man Video: Roy Jones Jr. Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Devin Haney Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses Canelo Alvarez Fight WBO To Review Saunders Suspension, Could Be in Line For Andrade Video: Adrien Broner Explains Why He Beat Manny Pacquiao Video: Mikey Garcia Reacts To Pacquio's Win Over Broner Video: Pacquiao Reacts To Win Over Broner, Wanting Mayweather Gervonta Davis Embraces Challenge of Fight in Mares' Backyard Ellerbe: Mayweather’s Retired; 'No Interest' In Pacquiao Rematch Wilder-Fury Rematch Could Land on April 27 or May, Says Warren Kell Book Looks at Jeff Horn, Jessie Vargas, Smith as Options Marcus Browne Dares Teddy Atlas: Bring Me Oleksandr Gvozdyk! Pacquiao Open To Rematch, Mayweather Remains Noncommital Photos: Manny Pacquiao Dominates Broner - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Marcus Browne Decisions a Bloody Badou Jack Photos: Nordine Oubaali Beats Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Belt Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao: I Proved it Again - The Pacquiao Journey Will Continue Broner: Everybody Knows I Beat Pacquiao; I Controlled Fight! Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Beats Bloody Badou Jack in WBC Eliminator Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Nordine Oubaali Decisions Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement