Dubai's action promoter Phucan An Nguyen of "People's Fighters" Promotions  -  kicks off his 2023 boxing year with a showdown in "The City of Gold," Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Boxers from "People's Fighters," most of them unbeaten young pro boxers from Cuba, will clash against strong Filipino and British fighters on Friday, March 10, in Little Cuba, Dubai, with promising world-ranked Cuban sensation Jadier Herrera fighting in the main event.

The main event is intriguing because boxing fans in Dubai have their eyes on the skilled 20-year-old Herrera (9-0, 7 KO's) of Camaguey, Cuba, the grandson of revered Cuban boxing legend 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist Angel Herrera Vera.   

The elder Herrera is a Cuban sports hero, who captured Olympic gold for Cuba in two consecutive Olympics: in Montreal 1976 and then gold again in Moscow 1980; plus top honors during Amateur World boxing Championships in Belgrade and Munich.

Jadier's coming rumble will take him to a war against far more-experienced Filipino former WBF titlist "The Hammer" Harmolito Dela Torre (22-4, 14 KO's), the fearless combatant from "The City of Golden Friendship," Cagayan de Oro.

In the show's co-feature, unbeaten 22-year-old super welterweight Yan Marcos (7-0, 6 KO's) of Havana, Cuba, collides hard against 27-year-old Briton WBC Asia Silver belt-holder "The Hawk" Troy Coleman (10-1, 4 KO's) of Staffordshire, England.  

Also in the card, undefeated 19-year-old Cuban tactician Jesus Gamboa (8-0, 2 KO's) battles Pinoy 29-fight veteran "Big Daddy" Adam Diu Abdulhamid, 28, of General Santos City, Philippines, in an 8-rounder clash in the super welterweight division.

in addition, tough 28-year-old Filipino warrior Elmo "Bisdak" Traya (12-4, 8 KO's) of Mandaue City, Cebu, will lock horns against unbeaten hard-swinging African "Inno Lee" Abdul Azizi Ssebulime (8-0, 5 KO's) of Uganda.  

Furthermore, Mindanao's two-time WBO Oriental Champ "Demolition Man" Alie Laurel (19-7-1, 11 KO's) from General Santos City wages war against 19-year-old slugger Dayan Gonzalez (8-0, 6 KO's) from Havana, Cuba.

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