Pérez against Villanueva tops great show on Saturday

 Hernán Pérez vs. Pablo Villanueva - Mario Margossian

Hernán Pérez vs. Pablo Villanueva - Mario Margossian

Argentinian boxing continues with an action packed night, including explosive fights, and promising prospects brought by Argentina Boxing Promotions on TyC Sports. South American light heavyweight and World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol super middleweight champion, Argentinian Hernán “El Picante” Pérez, will face Pablo Villanueva, trying to defend for the first time his Fedebol crown, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Saturday, May 8th, at the Talleres Fútbol Club, in Mar del Plata, 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 10 p.m. Argentina, 9 p.m. USA (ET).

In what is expected to be an action-packed fight, the surprising Pérez (7-3, 3 KOs), 31 years old, from José Mármol, Buenos Aires, #1 of the Argentinean light heavyweight ranking, will look to shine again and to continue a wonderful 2021. After defeating fighting at home and in Canada, he will try to defend for the first time the Fedebol crown he conquered on January 8th when he beat previously undefeated prospect Matías Lovera by unanimous decision in a major upset, and comes after February 26th when he stopped experienced Walter Sequeira in eight rounds to add the South American belt. Now he will face Villanueva (10-3-1), 35, from San Francisco, Córdoba, who defeated Marcos Karalitzky among others, fought Hugo Quiroz for Latino title, and comes after being defeated by unbeaten Juan Taborda on December 7th, 2019, so he yearns for revenge and aims to take the belt.


Beyond the main fight, a heated card has been prepared to complete the night. In a rematch, undefeated prospect Leandro “Huracán” Fonseca (5-0-1, 2 KOs) will face Miguel Scaringi (6-1, 3 KOs), in a bout in welterweight division, scheduled to six rounds, after Fonseca scored a four round majority decision victory on November 13th, 2020.

In only fifteen months as a pro, Fonseca, 26, from Buenos Aires, has only faced unbeaten prospects and not only has he survived, but he also defeated them. The victims include names as Facundo Gómez, Scaringi, Mariano Sandoval and Matías Herrera. But now he faces Scaringi, 26, from Florencio Varela, who after losing to Fonseca defeated previously unbeaten prospect Cristian Ayala -to whom Fonseca ended in a draw- by a four round split decision.

In another attraction of the evening, in another rematch bantamweight division, former Argentinian national team, Florencia “La Cordo” Juárez (6-0, 1 KO), from Córdoba, based in Buenos Aries, takes on Juliana “La Profeta” Basualdo (3-2), from Santa Fe, based in Córdoba, in a bout scheduled to six rounds, after Juárez stopped her in three rounds on August 17th, 2019.

In super lightweight division, former Argentinian national team, Federico “El Tano” Schinina (3-0, 1 KO), from Buenos Aires, faces Cristian “Fuji” Moris (3-4-1, 1 KO), from Junín, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.

Finally, in super welterweight division, Brian “El Torero” Ronner (2-0-1), from Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, takes on Mauricio Sabatino (1-0), from Quilmes, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.