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Flyweights Take Center Stage in Cozumel, Mexico Saturday


Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions will return to the boxing-rich country of Mexico this Saturday, September 24 for another thrilling edition of “Sabados De Corona” which will be televised by Televisa in Mexico and on AT&T U-verse in the United States from the Centro de Convenciones in Cozumel Quintana Roo, Mexico.

In the 12-round main event, a shot at the WBA flyweight world championship is on the line when Mexico City’s Oscar Blanquet faces Panama’s Ricardo Nunez in an eagerly anticipated elimination bout.

Plus, two more flyweight will battle it out in the co-main event, when Guadalajara’s Jesus Jimenez takes on former World Champion Carlos Tamara in a 12-round fight for the IBF International flyweight title.

This doubleheader headlines a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona.  The Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5 and begins at 10:30 pm CT.

The fights will also be available in the United States as AT&T* is exclusively delivering the series across three screens (TV, Online and Mobile) to AT&T U-verse members.  The September 24 U-verse broadcasts will air live at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT on AT&T U-verse® TV, U-verse Online at www.att.net/boxeo and, for subscribers to the U-verse Live TV mobile application, on qualifying mobile phones.**

26-year old Oscar “De la Renta” Blanquet (29-3-1, 20 KO’s) has paid his dues over the last eight years and now he’s ready for prime time and a world title opportunity.  Unbeaten in 17 fights since 2008, Blanquet has only gone the distance twice in that stretch and he has won three of his last four bouts via first round knockout.  The stablemate of WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez will look to earn a world title shot after getting past Nunez.

Panama City native Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez (21-2, 18 KO’s) is as eager as his opponent is to end fights early, and he has only left fights up to the judges three times in a career that began in 2006.  The 23-years old current WBC Latino champion owns eight first round knockouts and is looking to earn his title shot on September 24.

With 24 knockouts among his 33 professional wins, 27-year-old southpaw Jesus Jimenez (33-7, 24 KO’s) is aptly nicknamed “The Destroyer,” and the former world title challenger can’t wait to take down Carlos Tamara in his home country of Mexico.  Winner of five of his last six fights, with the only loss coming via decision in a WBA World Title fight against Jean Piero Perez, Jimenez has bounced back with two knockout wins and expects to make it three in Cozumel.

A 2004 Olympian for Colombia, Sincelejo’s Carlos “El Olimpico” Tamara (22-6, 16 KO’s) may not have won Gold in Athens, but he made up for it on the professional scene on January 23, 2010 when he stopped Brian Viloria in the 12th round to win the IBF Junior Flyweight World Championship.  The 28-year old lost his belt in his first defense against Luis Alberto Lazarte, but in 2011, he started fresh with a second round knockout of Jorge Ballesteros and looks to continue the road back to winning a world title belt again.