This Saturday, August 28 at the Coliseum Mario “Quijote” Morales in Guaynabo, history will be made in the ring when light flyweights champions, World Boxing Organization (WBO) holder Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, and World Boxing Association (WBA) king Giovanni Segura, take part in a unification bout being held for the first time on Puerto Rico. The fight will headline a card called “Unification” – being put together by PR Best Boxing Promotions. Calderon (34-0-1 and six knockouts) will have the opportunity he has waited his whole career – to become a champion of two sanctioning bodies, and at the same time it will be in his town, against a young, hard-hitting Mexican in Segura who sports a record of 24-1 and 20 knockouts. “This is a fight we were looking for a long time for Calderon, since he was at 105 pounds, but for various reasons it could not happen. Now, Calderon will have this opportunity and make history before people against Segura. We know that Puerto Ricans in general will support Calderon in this historic feat,” said promoter Ivan Rivera, president of PR Best Boxing Promotions. “We want to thank the Municipal Administration and Guaynabo Mayor Hector O’Neill for all the help they have given us for this event, which will be a historical one.”
“We finally gave the fight that everyone was asking for, a unification. I mean that I am well prepared and we will make our fight and box as I always do, to win the second belt at this weight and unify my title for the first time,” said Calderon, who has seven years on champion, and is trained by Jose “Cheche” Sanchez and Felix Pagan Pintor. For his part, Segura is a gladiator at 28 years old and became champion in 2009 by knocking out Colombia’s Cesar Canchila and has successfully defended his belt on three occasions. “I came to win that belt to become a double champion. I know I have the punch and the desire to defeat Calderon. I’m going to press the action to beat him by knockout. I’ll be very calm and ready for when the bell rings,” said Segura, whose coach is Javier Capetillo, who is suspended for illegal bandagesin connection with Antonio Margarito and may not be in his corner.