On Saturday, June 20, at Palenque de Gallos in Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, interim WBA super featherweight champion Emanuel “Pollo” Lopez (18-4-1, 7 KOs), from Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, will make the first defense of his title against #11 ranked Rolando “Tractor” Giono (17-5, 11 KOs), from Santiago de Veraguas, Panama.
Lopez is on a three-fight win streak. Saturday’s fight is in the city of his birth, so the fight fans in attendance will be celebrating his every punch.
Giono, the reigning WBA Fedecaribe champion, has won six of his last seven fights with one no contest. He knows he’s entering enemy territory. He also knows, or believes, he can win the fight.
The fighters faced off for the first time during Thursday afternoon’s final press conference.
The weigh-in is Friday morning at 11:00 AM.
Both of these men can fight. It’s what they do best. And we look forward to watching the best of the best that these two warriors have to offer.
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