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Matellon to main event WBA card in Panama City


Matellon to main event WBA card in Panama City

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Matellon to main event WBA card in Panama City

The World Boxing Association (WBA) announced Monday that they will be broadcasting its second card ever via from their its website on Tuesday. From the Albrook Mall, in Panama City, an evening will be held that will have up to two regional titles of the WBA in the world on the line and the main fight will be starred by the Panamanian Rafael Pedroza and the Colombian Wilner Soto in the super bantamweight class. Per Boxrec, the seven-fight card will feature five scheduled eight rounders with the two features going eleven rounds ranging in weight classes from light flyweight to lightweight.

The event which is promoted by Producciones y Eventos del Istmo in association with Sparta Promotions, will also have a confrontation between the Panamanian Daniel Matellon and Mario Andrade from Mexico, for the Fedelatin Light Flyweight title of 108 pounds, as one of his main courses. In addition, the Panamanian Leosdan Nunez will clash with Nicaraguan Limber Ramirez for the bantamweight Fedelatin WBA belt.

The spotlight of this show will be the scrap between Matellon and Andrade, as Matellon (8-0-2, 4 KOs) is ranked number eight in the WBA in the Light Flyweight division. Matellon was last in action last September where he won a close split decision against Masamichi Yabuki at Korakuen Hall in Japan. Andrade (14-8-6, 4 KOs) will be a test for him as the last was in action against Saul Juarez and lost by technical decision due to a cut he suffered in the seventh round.

The WBA thanks the collaboration of local television, TV Max, who will make the link so that public from all over the world can see the fights through the website. The former Super Champion of the organization, Jezreel Corrales, who will fight against Colombian Onalvi Sierra at lightweight will also be in action.

The plan by the WBA is to expand boxing with the intention of these types of broadcasts that will publicize Latin American talent and show the great work that promoters and boxers are doing in that part of the world.

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