Wilfredo Mendez-Axel Aragon Rematch Set, Aragon Out Due To Visa

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Due to problems with the visa of his original rival, the WBO 105 pound champion, Wilfredo "Bimbito" Méndez, will have a new opponent for the main event on the "WBO Champions Tournament" card - this Saturday, October 26, at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Spartan Boxing.

"The Colombian Gabriel Mendoza had some issues with his visa and will not be able to travel for his fight with Bimbito, but we worked on this immediately and now he will face the Mexican Áxel Aragón," said Peter Rivera, vice president of PRBBP.

Now Méndez (14-1, 5 KOs) will face a well-known rival, since in September of last year they fought for the WBO NABO belt and the Puerto Rican beat Aragón (13-2-1, 8 KOs) by unanimous decision, and now in the same scenario they will fight for the world title in the first defense of the Puerto Rican.

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In the co-main bout of the night, undefeated Patrick Cora (8-0, 6 KOs) will face another unbeaten Luis Midyael Sánchez (8-0, 6 KOs) over eight rounds and at 154 pounds.

The rest of the action will have the Dominican Felix Diaz (20-3, 10 KOs), gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, facing the Mexican Darío Fermán (18-6, 15 KOs) at 10 rounds and 147 pounds.

At 10 rounds, meanwhile, Dominican Yenifel Vicente (35-4-2, 27 kos) will fight against Mexican Victor Ruiz (23-10, 16 kos) at 122 pounds; six rounds, Puerto Rican John Correa (6-0, 5 kos) will face Mexican Edgardo Velázquez (12-0, 12 kos) at 154 pounds; eight rounds, Dominican Frency Fortunato (7-0, 6 kos) will face Mexican Marcos Muñiz (14-0, 11 kos) at 122 pounds.

Another four fights will complete the event.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by wildman on 10-22-2019

Replacing one bum with another.

Comment by ShaneMosleySr on 10-21-2019

This is the best headline ever. How is a fight set and off in the same headline? It’s because Aragon’s name is used twice accidentally instead of Mendoza. It made me click though!!! It’s because Aragon was actually named twice…

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