Kissimmee, FL: At Thursday's Boxeo Telemundo official weigh-in at the Osceola Heritage Park, David "Severo" Carmona came in four pounds over the contract weight.
After attempts made by Carmona to lose the weight and revised offers presented to move forward with the fight, opponent Jose Martínez opted not to go forward and walked away from the contest.
The promoters where forced to look for a replacement and were able to secure Daniel "Alacrán" Lozano who will face Carmona in a rematch bout. Lozano was scheduled to fight Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic but his fight fell out and he is in shape and ready to take on this challenge.
Carmona weighed in at 119-pounds, while Lozano was 122-pounds.
Carmona, 26, comes from Mexico City, Mexico is currently ranked #11 WBA, #15 WBO and WBC, his last fight he lost a hard fought decision to former world champion Carlos Cuadras and has a record of 20-4-5-8 KO's.
Martinez, 24, hails from Las Marias, Puerto Rico ranked #12 WBO and holds an undefeated record of 19-0-1-12 KO's.
The new opponent for Carmona, Lozano, has a record of 13-4, 10 KOs.
Also in action fast rising undefeated local prospect Jean Carlos "Chapito" Rivera (11-0-6 KO's) of Kissimmee, Florida who takes on Juan Carlos Benavidez (7-9-1-4 KO's) of Mexico in a fight schedule for 6 rounds in the featherweight division. Felix Verdejo's teammate undefeated Henry "Moncho" Lebron (2-0-2 KO's) of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico will also see action when he faces Daruma Almenares (0-1) of Welt Palm Beach, Florida in a 4 round bout in the lightweight division. There will be a total of 7 bouts scheduled.
Doors open at 7:00 PM, first fight 8:00 PM, Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, Florida. Telemundo will televised the main event at 11:35 PM ET, 10:35 PM CT. The show is presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc, Carmona-Martinez bout in association with Promociones Miguel Cotto. The Rivera-Benavides and Lebron-Alamenares bouts in association with Top Rank. Tickets are already on sale at Ticketmaster.com