The Agustin Millan Gymnasium in Toluca, Mexico will be the scene of one of the most exciting tripleheaders of the summer this Saturday, August 3, as Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions present three championship bouts on Televisa Deportes and FOX Deportes featuring some of Mexico’s top talent.
In the 10 round main event, Zulina “La Loba” Munoz defends her WBC World Female Super Flyweight Championship in a rematch against fellow Mexico City native Maribel “La Pantera” Ramirez.
Plus, another stellar Mexico City talent, Armando “Cobra” Santos, puts his NABF flyweight title on the line in a 12 round battle against countryman Jorge “Coco” Amador and in the televised 12 round opener, it’s two more proud natives of Mexico City in action, as unbeaten Bruno “Tiburon” Sandoval risks his perfect record against Gustavo Garibay in a USNBC middleweight title fight.
A standout champion from a country producing several world-class female boxers, 25-year-old Zulina Munoz (38-1-2, 25 KO’s) has been in dominant form in recent years, going unbeaten in 24 consecutive fights, a streak stretching back to 2008. Now making the third defense of the title she took against Ramirez in 2012, Munoz is looking for an even more decisive victory this time around.
Tenacious battler Maribel Ramirez (8-5-2, 3 KO’s) came perilously close to snapping Munoz’ win streak and becoming a world champion in 2012, losing by only two points on each of the judges’ scorecards. On Saturday, the 27-year-old known as “La Pantera” gets her shot at redemption in a highly-anticipated rematch.
Nicknamed “Cobra” for his ability to strike from all angles, 25-year-old Armando Santos (11-3, 7 KO’s) has won three straight since a 2011 loss to 20-0 Carlos Cuadras, decisioning Omar Lina and knocking out Edgar Gonzalez and Herald Molina. This weekend, he’ll hope to extend that streak to four.
Mexico City’s Jorge “El Coco” Amador (6-6, 1 KO) is a four year pro looking to get back to his winning ways after a rough three fight stretch. A talented battler willing to box or bang in order to secure victory, the 26-year-old will be fighting as if a world title is on the line against Santos.
Unbeaten Bruno Sandoval (14-0, 12 KO’s) is a shark in the ring, hence his nickname “Tiburon,” and once he gets his opponents in trouble, it’s usually lights out. The WBC USNBC champion since November of 2012, the 22-year-old makes his fourth title defense on Saturday against rugged competitor Gustavo Garibay (8-6, 5 KO’s), an aggressive competitor who always shows up to fight.