In the magna evening of the KO Drugs Boxing Festival of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Mexican (Chiapa), Emanuel “pollo” López, will fight Colombian, Carlos “batey” Padilla, for the WBA Super Featherweight interim Championship, this Saturday, at the Meso-American Fair of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. The bout will be broadcast by Azteca 7 in Mexico and UniMas in United States.
Both fighters, Lopez (17-4-1, 6 KOs) and Padilla (1-15-1, 9 KOs), made 126 lbs in the feathersweights, this Friday noon, under the supervision of the Panamanian Aurelio Fiengo, director of the WBA.
The weigh-in ceremony was directed by the director of Zanfer, Guillermo Brito, with the presence of the President of the WBA, Gilberto Mendoza, Vice President of the WBA, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, WBC – WBA Super Bantamweight world champion, Jackie Nava, and the latino boxing legend, four-time former world champion Panama, Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran.
In addition to the duel between Lopez and Padilla the Jalisco fighter “Tapatia Princess” Joselyn Arroyo (17-0, 7 KOs will fight ten rounds for the WBA flyweight interim title against Capital’s Maribel “Pantera” Ramírez (12-7, 5 KO’s).
Both fighters also recorded the 112 lbs flyweight limit.
As a special attraction, former world champion, Mario “dragoncito” Rodriguez (19-9-4, 12 KO’s) and the Nicaraguan Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (27-1-1, 16 KOs) will fight ten rounds in the minimum weight.
En una atracción especial, el ex monarca mundial sinaloense Mario “Dragoncito” Rodríguez (19-9-4, 12 KOs) y el nicaragüense Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (27-1-1, 16 KOs) irán a diez rounds en la categoría mínimo.
Rodriguez, who has already been minimum world champion, has won his last three fights and, in if he beats Buitrago he could receive a title chance this year.
In a fight of undefeated, American Roman Morales (19-0, 10 KOs) will fight against Sinaloa Eduardo Ramirez (12-0-2, 6 KOs) for ten rounds in the Super Bantamweight.
In welterweight, Alejandro “Elegido” Barrera (24-2, 17 KOs) fights “Juanito” Juan Montiel (15-1 – 1, 15 KOs) in a fight that must be explosive.
With a warm climate, the city of Tapachula belongs to the State of Chiapas, with a little more than 200,000 inhabitants. Tapachula is the most populous city in the Soconusco and the second in the State after the capital, Tuxtla Gutiérrez; has an economy based on cattle rising, agriculture, communications, tourism and finance.
Among promoters attending the festival, are Greg Cohen, Gary Shaw and the international matchmaker, Ricardo Rizzo.
Tapachula is a city rich in culture and history, since it was site of important political events of Chiapas and of Mexico. Also, it has a population that is culturally diverse in races and wisdom. Its people are known as people’s open to visitors.
Drink a delicious coffee in its crowded restaurants, located in the Miguel Hidalgo Park and Central Square, listen to the classical marimba, are essential to the visitor activities. Also, tour to the Park bicentennial that embellish the municipality of Tapachula with its gardens, games of lights and fountains.
The Mesoamerican International fair of Tapachula , that takes place during the month of March, with agricultural livestock and commercial exposure, is the most notable cultural event of the year. The WBA KO drugs Festival is taking place this week, under the framework of this important regional event.
WEIGHTS FROM TAPACHULA
Emmanuel López 126 vs. Carlos Padilla 126
Joselyn Arroyo 112 vs. Maribel Ramírez 112
Mario Rodríguez 104 vs. Carlos Buitrago 104
Román Morales 122 vs. Eduardo Ramírez 122
Alejandro Barrera 146 vs. Juan Montiel 146