Jerry Belmontes and Odlanier Solis held their final workouts in preparation for their fights this coming Saturday.
Lightweight Jerry Belmontes, 15-0, 5 KOs, takes on 8 rounds against Dominican Ramesis Gil, 7-3-5, 5 KOs, in the main event to be televised internationally by TeleFutura on their Solo Boxeo Tecate series. The telecast begins at 12 am ET.
Belmontes said, “Can’t thank Main Events enough for this opportunity. No fighter plans to be out of the ring for 11 months but sometimes that’s the nature of the business.” He added, “It feels great to be back… I know I have a tough opponent (Gil) in front of me but he picked the wrong fight. I’m hungry to be the top guy in the 130 division. I’m looking forward to entering the ring Saturday, getting a big win and begin my reign as one of the elite at 130.”
Heavyweight Odlanier Solis, 17-1, 12 KOs, will face Konstantin Airich, 23-5-2, 17 KOs, in a 12-round fight for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
The Belmontes – Gil fight will be broadcast internationally, and time permitting, highlights of the Solis – Airich fight will be shown on TeleFutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate. Super featherweight Oscar Tovar of Alton, TX takes on Gilberto Cancino of Brownsville, TX in the televised 4-round opener. Mission, Texan Raul Tovar faces DeShaun Williams of Galveston, TX, in a 4-round welterweight bout.
In the non-televised portion of the show, lightweight Angel Hernandez, McAllen, TX, fights Ramiro Torres, San Antonio, in a 4-rounder, and Felix Piedra of Mercedes, TX, and Juan Ruiz, of San Juan, TX clash in a 6-round light heavyweight bout. Tha card is promoted by Main Events, Cavazos Boxing Promotions and Arena Promotions.
FIGHT VENUE AND TICKET INFO: Pharr Events Center – 281 Eastside Frontage, between Nolana and Sioux Rd, Pharr, TX. Tickets are stll available, $25 (GA), VIP TABLES (for 10) $950, $550 and can be purchased at: Pharr Events Center Box Office, 956-475-3434;Ticketmaster Outlets; and ticketmaster.com.