Argentinian boxing continues with an action packed night, including explosive fights, big names and promising prospects brought by Argentina Boxing Promotions on TyC Sports. Multiple Latino and Argentine champion and former world title challenger, star Marcelo “El Terrible” Cóceres, will face heavy puncher Nelson “El Zurdito” Rosalez, trying to conquer the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol super middleweight vacant title, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Thursday, June 17th, at the Microestadio Municipal, 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).
In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian, South American and World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino cruiserweight champion, two-time olympian and unbeaten prospect Yamil Peralta, will face undefeated Damián Muñoz, in a bout in cruiserweight division, scheduled to six rounds.
In what is expected to be an action-packed fight, Cóceres (29-2-1, 15 KOs), 30 years old, from Villaguay, Entre Ríos, #7 of the Argentinian super middleweight ranking, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Latino super welterweight champion, WBC Latino, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino and WBA Fedebol middleweight champion, as well as Argentinian super middleweight monarch, will look to reign again. Now, he will face Rosalez (5-3, 5 KOs), 23, from San Rafael, Mendoza, #4 of the Argentinian light heavyweight ranking, who was won every victory by KO, is used to fighting in higher divisions and in much bigger and taller (6′ 2″ vs. 5′ 11½″), and wants his first belt.
Both fighters made the weight on the scales, leaving everything ready for their bout. Cóceres weighed 167.3 lbs., and Rosalez weighed 164.5 lbs.
The well-known Cóceres, after defeating every opponent in his country including Sergio Sanders, Brazilians Adonisio Reges and Claudinei Lacerda, Mateo Verón, Sebastián Luján, Cristian Zárate, Brazilians Davi Eliasquevici and Carmelito De Jesús, and Germán Peralta, on November 9th, 2019, was stopped after a war by British Billy Joe Saunders in the eleventh round for the WBO world super middleweight title in Los Angeles, California. On November 13th he dominated Sebastián Papaschi by unanimous decision to conquer the Argentinian belt, but in the rematch lost a controversial split decision to Papeschi on January 23rd.
Rosalez has his power and size on his favor. After fighting Abraham Buonarrigo and Gerardo Mellado, he has three wins in a row. He took out experienced Javier Mamaní and on his last bout, destroyed Juan Cacheiro in the fourth round, and years for his first title.
PERALTA-MUÑOZ AND MORE
In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian, South American and WBC Latino cruiserweight champion, two-time olympian and unbeaten prospect Yamil Peralta (9-0, 4 KOs), will face undefeated Damián Muñoz (5-0, 4 KOs), in a bout in cruiserweight division, scheduled to six rounds.
Peralta weighed 199.9 lbs., and Muñoz weighed 196.8 lbs.
Peralta, 29, from Del Viso, Buenos Aires, Argentinian representative in London 2012 -where he reached quarter finals- and Rio de Janeiro 2016, #15 of the WBC cruiserweight ranking, is the best of his division in the country and the whole region. He dethroned Marcos Aumada by unanimous decision to conquer his WBC Latino belt that he defended in the rematch over Aumada, and after destroying Darío Balmaceda of the South American crown, he defended it dominating Marcos Karalitzky and Gustavo Schmitt, and on March 12th he annihilated Balmaceda in the sixth round to dethrone him of the Argentinian belt. Now, he will face Muñoz, 31, from San Pedro, Buenos Aires, who comes after crushing Alexis Ortiz in one round on March 12th.
Beyond the main fight, a heated card has been prepared to complete the night. In super middleweight division, Juan “Poroto” Juárez (19-5, 14 KOs), from Buenos Aries, will face Néstor Campos (3-2, 3 KOs), from Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to six rounds.
Both weighed 168 lbs.
In lightweight division, Nicolás Herrera (7-2-1, 3 KOs), from Buenos Aires, takes on Matías García (5-1-1), from Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to six rounds.
Herrera weighed 132.4 lbs., and García weighed 132.2 lbs.
Finally, in super bantamweight division, Leonardo Virzi (1-0, 1 KO), from Buenos Aires, faces Alejandro Farías (1-0), from Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.
Virzi weighed 118.8 lbs., and Farías weighed 118.1 lbs.