Together with five fights and the world ranked Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz and Luis “Popeye” Lebrón from the main bouts, this Saturday, November 24, returns the series “Sabado de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights”, to Occur from the San Juan Ballroom at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, in a Demonstration of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), in association with Spartan Boxing and Top Rank, to be broadcast live on Wapa Deportes.
“This will be our second event of the year (in the Sheraton), that promises to be much better compared to the previous one, it’s a very important date and we are extremely excited about this great event, in which we’ve world-class fighters,” said promoter Iván Rivera, president of PRBBP.
Casino Metro General Manager Ismael Vega explained ldquo & that ;for Casino Metro it is an honour there will be a lot occasions, and I’m rather excited about what comes with Casino Metro Boxing Nights. ”
In the main event of the evening, Barranquitas native Pitufo Diaz (23-1, 15 kos), who comes out of a defeat in July on dare of the WBO world title in 130 pounds against the Western Masayuki Ito, will struggle with the Hungarian David Berna (17-5, 16 kos) to 10 rounds and 127 pounds. 23, diaz, is ranked sixth by the WBO in 126 pounds right now.
“I come from a reduction in a 130-pound title fight, it was a great experience, you learn a lot more about the reduction, we’re two or even three bouts before the world title fight, early or mid-next year I’m going to be world champion,” said Diaz, who hasn’t fought in Puerto Rico since February 2017.
His competitor, Berna, signaled, through his interpreter and coach Zoltan Petranyi, ldquo & that;I’m grateful.
In the co-main occasion, the WBO Latino monarch in 126 pounds, Popeye Lebrón (13-0-1, 7 kos), will defend for the second time his belt against the Mexican Luis May (21-10-1, 8 kos) 10 rounds. In his final bout won by technical knockout over Darryl Hayes on September 1st.
“I’m happy and grateful, we’ve worked with conscience, it’s going to be a struggle that will be a war, come to find a great struggle,” said Lebrón, rated 12 from the WBO in 126 pounds.
While, May explained that “I come to represent my country proudly, we know about the competition between Mexico and Puerto Rico and this war it won’t be the exception, there will be war, I will give every thing ”.
The undercard have Puerto Rican descent, Joseph Adorno (10-0, 9 kos), making his debut in the Island, when he strikes Mexican Luis Gerardo Avila (6-14-3, 3 kos) in 130 pounds and six rounds; in the same weight and to six rounds, the unbeaten Henry “Moncho” Lebrón (6-0, 4 kos) will face the Hungarian Mark Szoros (5-4, 3 kos).
Wapa Deportes live broadcast will start at 9:00 p.m.