The solid hitter from Cataño, Puerto Rico, Jorge “Machito” Maysonet Jr. ( 6-0 5KO’s – 135lbs ) will be in charge of the co-feature bout for the event “Night of Future Champions,” taking place on May 11 at the Miriam “Betty” Segarra Coliseum in Peñuelas, PR and will be televised live starting at 8:00pm by The Puerto Rico Sports Network (6.2 and 3.1) and can also be seen as a repeat on the same day in its entirety on channel 6 (PRTV) starting at 11:00pm.
“Machito’s” rival will be experienced Gabriel Diaz ( 5-6-1, 1KO ) from Guayama,PR.
“Diaz may be more experienced than I, but my amateur experience has helped me greatly and professionally you have to make some changes. However, we will have no problem in beating our opponent.” said Maysonet Jr., who had a stellar amateur career, racking up 140 victories with only 10 defeats, with 40 wins coming by way of knockout.
In his amateur boxing timeline, Maysonet won various local tournaments like the ones named after “Isaac Barientos” and “José “Cheo” Aponte”. He also had two notable victories over Abner Cotto.
In the professional arena, the only Maysonet fight that has lasted more than one round was against former undefeated prospect Farkhaed Shainov (3-1 1ko), who was defeated by unanimous decision in a bout celebrated in Palm Bay, Florida.
“Machito’s” father/trainer Jorge Maysonet commented, “Our training is at a level where “Machito” will be in his best condition for the week of the fight. I would be pleased if the fight ended in he first round, as we would take the least damage possible, but we are ready to go the distance because that is why we train this hard.”
“I have been training very hard. We are very close to the weight and you can expect a lot of action from me on that day because I want to surprise all of the fans.” said Jorge “Machito” Maysonet, a member of “Team Puerto Rico” and is represented by “Warrior’s Boxing”, “Gary Shaw Productions” and “Universal Promotions.”
The event “Night of Future Champions” will be headlined by Superlightweight Joshua “El Macho” Santiago ( 7-0, 6KO’s ) facing off against the always complicated fighter Samuel “Sammito” Santana ( 4-6-2 ) in the 140 pound weight class.
As an amateur, Santiago won the Golden Gloves in two occasions in Massachusetts ( 2009,2010 ) and was a regional champion in the south in Puerto Rico.
Also in action will be Angel Acosta, the talented gold medalist from the last Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mayaguez. He will be making his professional debut in the 110 pound weight class.
Other fighters seeing action will be Miguel “El Gallo” Marrero, Usiel Velez, Jonathan Garcia, Angel López, Julio “Tun Tun” Irizarry, among others.