Mexico’s younger normal hopes to make it 20 for 20 in his hardest take a look at thus far. David “El Basic” Cuellar (19-0, 12 KOs) will make the primary protection of his WBC Youth Silver 115-pound title in a 10-round important occasion in opposition to former world champion Moises Fuentes this Saturday, Oct. 16 at Oasis Area in Cancun, Mexico.
Cuellar-Fuentes headlines a invoice streaming reside and completely in the USA on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Cuellar turned professional as a 16-year-old in July 2017 and shortly established himself as certainly one of Mexico’s high prospects. He has gained 4 straight bouts by knockout, most just lately stopping the beforehand unbeaten Karim Arce within the ninth spherical of an motion thriller. Fuentes (25-6-1, 14 KOs) is coming off a three-year layoff, however he has intensive expertise in opposition to the world’s elite. He was the WBO 105-pound champion from 2011-2013, notched a fifth-round knockout over Puerto Rican legend Ivan Calderon, and gained an interim world title at 108 kilos. In his final struggle, he was stopped in 5 rounds by pound-for-pound legend Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.
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Junior featherweight prospect Cristopher “Pollo” Lopez (13-0-1, 10 KOs) appears to be like to increase his successful streak to eight in opposition to knockout artist Franklin Manzanilla (20-6, 19 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Manzanilla challenged Rey Vargas for a world title in 2019 and has gained two straight fights by knockout.
In a four-round junior light-weight bout, Mexico Metropolis’s Alberto Mora will make his skilled debut in opposition to Nestor Mejia (0-0-1).
Welterweight contender Taras Shelestyuk (18-0, 10 KOs), who captured a bronze medal for Ukraine on the 2012 London Olympics, will struggle Venezuelan veteran Ernesto Espana (31-2-1, 26 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Shelestyuk has not fought since January 2020, when he outpointed Luis Alberto Veron over 10 rounds.
Reigning WBC feminine mild flyweight world champion Yesenia Gomez (18-5-3, 6 KOs) will tackle veteran Itzayana Cruz (6-7, 1 KO) in an eight-round non-title struggle.
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