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Photos: Xander Zayas Putting in Work For Debut in Puerto Rico

The 17-year-old Puerto Rican prospect Xánder Zayas is already in Puerto Rico and trained this afternoon in this city en route to his debut on the island this Friday on "A Puño Limpio" which will be held at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Spartan Boxing and Top Rank, which will be broadcast live on

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Zayas (3-0, 2 KOs), who belongs to Top Rank, worked for the media at the Félix Pagán Pintor Gym, administrated by former two world champion Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderón and where trains, among other fighters, world title challenger and two time Olympian Jeyvier Cintrón.


"There is a bit of anxiety, not nervousness about fighting before my people. I hope a lot of people come together. It's going to be an excellent night, not only for me, but for all the boxers that are going to be on the card. I'm happy with the opportunity," said Zayas, who trained alongside Javiel Centeno and his stepfather Orlando Garcia.

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Zayas, who debuted in October 2019 with a knockout in the first round over Genesis Wynn, knocked out Virgel Windfield in November and in his most recent bout he beat Corey Champion by unanimous decision last January, will face Marklin Bailey (6-6, 4 KOs) this Friday.

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"(This fight) It is super important because there are people who think I was born in the United States and it is not like that, I was born and raised in Puerto Rico until I was 11. It is important for me that people know that I will do my best and work hard and focused on achieving my goals so that they feel proud of me," Zayas said.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by vaborikua2014 on 02-27-2020

[QUOTE=suzuky23;20422737]Zander will be a Mexican Killer , Canelhoe already ducking ...[/QUOTE] Stop embarrassing us

Comment by chico malo ali on 02-27-2020

[QUOTE=suzuky23;20422737]Zander will be a Mexican Killer , Canelhoe already ducking ...[/QUOTE]sounds like u really hate Mexicans! Did u get raped by one or did one of them hurt ur [email protected] azz!lmfao puto!

Comment by suzuky23 on 02-26-2020

Zander will be a Mexican Killer , Canelhoe already ducking ...

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