ROMERO VS HERRERA WILL BE FOR THE ARGENTINE SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CROWN AT “A NIGHT IN THE RADISSON”
Cordoba, Argentina's super featherweight champion Matías Romero (20-0, 7 KOs) will defend his national title against his compatriot Javier "Johnny" Herrera (Catamarca, 16-2, 8 KOs) and will also go for the IBF Latin crown, in the main event of an international night of boxing to be held this Saturday, January 26, at the magnificent Radisson Victoria Plaza hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, presented by Sampson Boxing.
The fight is a rematch of a bout held in August 2018, in which Romero scored a disputed and unpopular victory.
It will not be the first time that an Argentine title is disputed in Uruguayan lands since there are three precedents:
. 1999: Horacio Chicagual KO 9 Adrián Ochoa (Argentine flyweight title), at the Radisson in Montevideo.
. 2003: Hugo Garay KOT 1 Ricardo Sotelo (Argentine light heavyweight title), also in the Radisson in Montevideo.
. 2007: Jonathan Barros WDisq. 4 Pastor Maurín (Argentine featherweight title), at the 8 de Junio stadium in Paysandú.
MORE ATTRACTIONS AT THE RADISSON
The local fans can see his most promising figure, the undefeated rising star Amílcar Vidal (6-0, 6 KO), who will face another boxer who doesn’t know the defeat, the argentine Carlos Capelari (from Córdoba, with 9-0, 5 KO). They will fight for the FECOMBOX WBC middleweight title.
In the other crown in stage at the sensational Radisson’s evening, Sergio Sosa (of San Martin, Buenos Aires, with 10-1, 3 KO) will face the hot dominican prospect Ranfis Encarnación (14-0, 11 KO). They will look the featherweight FEDELATIN AMB title.
The other confirmed professional matches are:
Angel Yomar Mateo Arias (undefeated from Dominican Republic with 22-0, 18 KO) vs Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco (from Pigué, Argentina, with 19-7, 11 KO) - 10 rounds, welterweight.
Michel Rivera (undefeated from Dominican Republic with 14-0, 9 KO) vs Carlos Daniel Córdoba (from Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires, Argentina with 10-4-0-1 SD, 2 KO) - 8 rounds, super featherweight.
TV: TyC Sports (to Argentina and part of América) y Teledoce (to Uruguay).
Date: Enero 26, 2019
Place: Hotel Radisson Victoria Plaza, de Montevideo (Uruguay)
Hour: 9 :00 PM