Former champion Moises Fuentes, who holds a respectable record (25-4-1, 14KO`s), is training very hard for the greatest challenge of his career, against formidable undefeated dangerous puncher WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa (14-0, 14 knockouts), on February 4th in Japan.
"We are training so hard for this fight, to bring the WBC green and gold belt back to Mexico," pledges Fuentes.
Along with his trainer, Alejandro "Pollo" Galindo, Moises has devised a strategy aimed at denting the up to now perfect record of the rising Japanese star.
This could be the final world title opportunity for Fuentes, who's had his ups and down in world title fights over the course of his career.
"Daigo is a fine boxer. We also know that he is a very powerful puncher. But the beauty of boxing is that we all have a chance to win. So I`ll arrive in the greatest physical condition," Fuentes said.
"I was the WBC youth world champion. It's therefore an honor for me to fight for the absolute World Boxing Council belt. The Green and Gold title is a dream and career culmination wish of all boxers. I dedicate this fight to all those who have always supported me. I especially thank Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the WBC, for supporting me in this fantastic opportunity."
IN OTHER NEWS: Mariana 'Barby' Juarez hallmarked this year with solid green and gold hammering initials, conquering her third world boxing crown, complimented this emotive triumph, with a couple of brilliant title defences, re-affirming herself as the very best in the world.
Mariana`s big test and crowning achievement came to pass on April 1 in The Zocalo´s downtown, during an extravaganza, which included three world title bouts.
Using her fantastic skills and focusing her tremendous determination coupled with her singular will to win, she comprehensively defeated Catherine Phiri, conquering the bantamweight World Boxing Council belt.
Mariana marched on, defended the belt in at the Benito Juarez Auditorium in Zapopan, Jalisco, defeating Japan`s Terumi Nuki via points. She then fought in Irapuato, against the double world champion Alesia 'The Tigress' Graf who she overwhelmed in six dominating rounds.
With a record of 47-9-4, 18 KO's, Mariana is promising there`s even better vintage to toast in 2018.