Andino and Antín ready weight for great show

 Nicolás Andino vs. César Antín - Mario Margossian

Nicolás Andino vs. César Antín - Mario Margossian

The boxing activity continues in Argentina with an action packed night, including promising prospects brought by Argentina Boxing Promotions on TyC Sports. Highly rated Argentinian prospect Nicolás “El Elegante” Andino will face tough Miguel “El Gato” Antín, trying to conquer the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol super welterweight vacant title, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Friday, March 26th, at the Microestadio Municipal de Hurlingham, in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian, which will be televised live on TyC Sports, to Argentina, the United States and the whole continent, at 9 p.m. Argentina, 8 p.m. USA (ET). TyC Sports Play will air live at 7:50 p.m. Argentina, 6:50 p.m. USA (ET).

On Thursday afternoon, all of the participants were tested for the Coronavirus COVID-19, in a strict control that took place at the Argentinian Boxing Federation, and all of the results turned out negative, leaving everyone ready to fight. After that, it was time for the weigh in ceremony.

In a hard clash between to skillful fighters, Andino (15-1, 2 KOs), 25 years old, from Villa Caraza, Buenos Aires, # 5 of the Argentinian super lightweight ranking, will look to shine again. After beating important names such us Claudio Daneff, Antonio Santillán, Diego Tejerina, Sebastián Chaves, Marcelo Mesa and Julio Ruiz, only losing against Daniel Córdoba for the Argentinian belt, he comes after dominating Andrés Tejada and Daniel Aquino by decision on February 26th at this same venue. Now he will face Antín (19-6, 9 KOs), 27, from Trelew, Chubut, # 10 of the Argentinian super lightweight ranking and former World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino super featherweight champion, who has beaten countrymen Miguel Acosta, Rubén López and Pablo Ojeda. He has also challenged big names such us Matías Rueda, Jeremías Ponce and Claudio Daneff, and has faced abroad Polish Damian Wrzesinski, German Artem Harutyunyan and French Yvan Mendy, in his last fight on December 5th in France.

Both fighters made the weight on the scales, leaving everything ready for their bout. Andino weighed 147.04 lbs., and Antín weighed 147.8 lbs.


In the co main event of the evening, Abel “El Pumita” Silva (6-6-3, 3 KOs) will face Santiago Prado (3-5-1, 1 KO), in a bout in super flyweight division, scheduled to six rounds.

Silva weighed 112.6 lbs., and Prado weighed 112.9 lbs.

Silva, from Chaco, # 2 of the Argentinian flyweight ranking, comes after a major victory on January 8th when he took revenge of current Argentinian flyweight monarch Junior Zárate after ten rounds. Now he will face Prado, from Villa María, Córdoba, looking to continue his path.


Beyond the main fights, a heated card has been prepared to complete the night. Jesús “Chechu” Daneff (8-4-2, 3 KOs), from Cañuelas, Buenos Aires, will face César Pérez (5-17-4), from Claypole, Buenos Aires, in a bout in super lightweight division, scheduled to six rounds.

Daneff weighed 135.6 lbs., and Pérez weighed 136.4 lbs.

In another attraction of the evening, in super welterweight division, Yoel “El Chacal” Peralta (5-1, 1 KO), from Del Viso, Buenos Aires, takes on Darío “Seco” Soto (1-0-1, 1 KO), from Rosario, Santa Fe, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.

Peralta weighed 150.2 lbs., and Soto weighed 148.5 lbs.

Finally, in super lightweight division, debutant Franco Cajal, from Vicente López, Buenos Aires, faces Fernando Quinteros (0-1), from Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.

Cajal weighed 136.7 lbs., and Quinteros weighed 133.3 lbs.