Friday, July 8, 2016


“Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the United States’ top Spanish-language boxing program, presents the third fight on its summer calendar: Antonio Morán and Juan Pablo Sánchez at Mexico City’s Blackberry Auditorium in a battle for the World Boxing Council’s Latino Lightweight title, this Friday, July 8 at 11:35PM/10:35C on TELEMUNDO, with narration by René Giraldo and Édgar López. 

Mexico’s Antonio “Toño” Morán (19-1, 13KO) already has one victory under his belt this year, a first-round TKO over Uriel “El Bombardero” Pérez on March 5.  He won both of his fights in 2015: a TKO-5 over Aarón “El Guapo” Bobadilla in May, and a TKO-4 over Leonel Castañón in December.

Fellow Mexican Juan Pablo “Lagarto” Sánchez (30-12, 14KO) also has an impressive series of knockouts to his credit and is out to add one more in his first fight of 2016.  His last time in the ring was in June 2015, when he demolished Ever “El Negro” Ceballos by TKO in the fourth. 

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” will crown its summer season with what promises to be an unforgettable matchup on July 15 at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Florida, between reigning champion Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz and Mexico’s Alex Valdez. In addition to defending the NABO Super Featherweight title, Cruz has said he will dedicate the fight to the LGBT community to honor the victims of the June 13 Orlando nightclub massacre.