Panama City, Panama; Felix "Tuto" Zabala Jr. of All Star Boxing has announced Tuesday Morning a grudge match between welterweight contenders. world ranked WBA #12 WBO #14 Derrieck "Pretty Boy" Cuevas (25-1-1 17 KO's) of Puerto Rico faces local fan favorite Alberto "Metralleta" Mosquera (28-5-2 16 KO's) in a 10-round main event.
The fight will air live on Friday, August 4th at 9PM/EST on ESPN+ (USA & Canada) & ESPN Knockout from Coliseo de Combates in Panama City, Panama.
"We are happy to be back in Panama City after a successful show this past April 14th," atated Zabala Jr. "This series billed 'Panama Fight Night II' is something we continue to grow with the return of Power puncher Derrieck Cuevas who is making noise in the talent filled welterweight division."
Cuevas, 28, is a former WBA Fedelatin champion that has since captured a WBA regional belt with a devastating second round knockout over Cuban Damian Rodriguez (13-2) in the aforementioned show.
"Mosquera likes to talk a lot, me on the other hand, I speak with my punches," stated Cuevas. "I'm excited to headline this event, expect a big performance from me on Aug.4th"
Mosquera at age 36 is pumped about his homecoming. After a stay busy win this past February in the Dominican Republic, he's set out to prove he belongs in the mix of the division.
"What we like about this fight is a win gives me a world ranking again," notes Mosquera. "Last fight after he knocked out my partner, I stepped in the ring to call him out because these are the type of challenges Metralleta likes."
Next Wednesday, there will be a press conference in Panama City with the first face-off between the fighters.
Recently signed Panamanian light flyweight contender WBC #14 IBF #12 Azael "Candelilla" Villar (19-2-3 15 KO's) of All Star Boxing will also be present as he appears in the evenings co-feature.