Sergio Martinez Debuts 'Maravilla Promotions' on Nov. 3
Ariel Shnerer / October 16, 2012 - 4:17pm
Full press release below:
World Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez of Maravilla Box Promotions will make his promotional debut in his home country of Argentina on Saturday, November 3, in the city of Colon, in Entre Rios, Argentina, in a jam-packed night of professional boxing presenting two world title fights and several top contenders in important battles.
Co-promoted by Maravilla Box, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Carlos Gonzalez of Best Box, the exciting night will feature in the 12-round main event, WBA #2 contender Roberto "La Araña" Vasquez (32-5, 22 KOs) of Panama City, Panama, taking on WBA #3 contender John Mark "Iceman" Apolinario (17-2-1 4 KOs) of Sarangani, Philippines, for the Interim WBA World Bantamweight Championship.
The 29-year-old southpaw Vasquez is a former WBA World light flyweight Champion. 22-year-old Apolinario won the WBO Oriental Super Flyweight title in 2009.
In the night's 10-round co-main event, Cecilia "La Reina" Comunales (9-1, 6 KOs) from Paysandu, Uruguay, will make the first defense of her WBA female lightweight title against Simone Da Silva Duarte (11-3, 4 KOs) from Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 23-year-old Comunales won the title with a TKO 1 over Maribel Santana last March.
On the jam-packed undercard:
In a 10-round super featherweight bout, Israel Hector Enrique "Cachito" Perez (23-2-1, 13 KOs) from Oxnard, California via Buenos Aires, will face Orlen Padilla (19-3-1, 17 KOs) from Puerto Colombia, Colombia.
In a 10-round featherweight bout, Jonathan "Salomon King" Guzman (8-0, 8 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will face Emerson "The Winner" Santos Carvalho (10-3-1, 8 KOs) from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In another 10-round super featherweight bout, Fernando David "El Vasco" Saucedo (46-5-3, 4 KOs) from Buenos Aires, Argentina takes on Cristian El Tigre Palma (18-6-1, 5 KOs) from Lautaro, Chile.
In a 10-round welterweight bout for the vacant WBA Fedelatin Welterweight Title, Azael "Turbo" Cosio (15-1-2, 12 KOs) from Santa Marta, Panama, will face Cesar Humberto Velez (11-3-1, 4 KOs) from Cordoba, Argentina.
In an 8-round super lightweight bout, Juan Carlos "Merengue" Abreu (12-0, 11 KOs) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will face Claudinei "Volcano" Lacerda (14-6, 10 KOs) from Sombrio, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
And in another 10-round super featherweight bout, undefeated Braulio "El Chavo" Rodriguez (9-0, 9 KOs) from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will take on Roberto Santos de Jesus (14-7, 10 KOs) from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The beautiful City of Colón in Argentina is located on the western shore of the Uruguay River and lies opposite Paysandú, Uruguay. Colón is the center of an important tourist region, featuring high-quality hotels, a casino, and also a hot springs and associated facilities.
The event will be televised by TyC Sports in Argentina, in Panama on RPC Channel 4, in Uruguay on VTV and on TV5 in the Philippines.