Panama City, Panama; The full undercard is set for this Friday April 14th from Centro de Combates, Pandeportes. In the evening's new main event, WBO #11 junior flyweight Latino champion Rene “El Chulo” Santiago (10-3 5 KO’s) of Humacao, Puerto Rico, steps in to defend his belt against local world ranked contender WBA #12 WBO #15 Carlos “Arañita” Ortega (15-6-3 6 KO’s) of La Chorrera, Panama.
The 10-round fight will air live starting at 9:00PM/EST on ESPN+ (USA/Canada) & ESPN Knockout (Latam)
The co-main event is a 10-rounder for the WBA FEDECENTRO super welterweight title as champion Derrieck Cuevas (24-1-1 16 KO’s) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico faces challenger Damian Rodriguez (13-1 7 KO’s) of Havana, Cuba but living in Panama City.
Opening the telecast, rising super middleweight knockout artist WBA #11 Luis Rodriguez Fernandez (11-0 11 KO’s) of San Juan, Puerto is back in the ring defending his WBA Continental Americas Title against Ecuadorian Roger “Dinamita” Guerro (17-3-1) over 10 rounds. All Three Puerto Rican champions will be putting there titles on the line.
The fourth title fight of the night features a power punching duel, Cuban Yunior “Bronco Man” Menendez (6-0 5 KO’s) squaring off against Juan Carlos Chavarria (6-1 6 KO’s) of Costa Rica over 8 rounds for the vacant WBC Fecarbox light heavyweight title.
Rounding off the undercard action, fan favorite Orlando Martinez (2-0 2 KO’s) of Panama City faces crosstown rival Richard Trejos (0-1) over 4 rounds. Honduran flyweight Gerardo “Chocolate” Sanchez (7-1-1) squares off against Tomas Villar (1-1) in a 6-round battle. Giodanni Jimenez (11-0-1 10 KO’s) of Venezuela faces Ecuadorian Antonio Ocles (12-11-2) for the vacant WBA Fedebol Super Middleweight Title over 8 rounds.