Mexican warrior Yardley Suarez knows very well who he will be up against on Saturday August 6 in his fight against the unbeaten Alberto ‘El Explosivo’ Machado in the main event that Miguel Cotto Promotions will present at the Cosme Beitia Coliseum in Cataño.
“I’ve been studying him a bit on YouTube,” said the fighter of 22 years ranking 15-3 and nine knockouts from his gym in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. “I know he has an excellent record of knockouts in a row,” he added, referring not only to the 14-0 and 12 knockouts outstanding junior lightweight, but in his existing chain of five straight knockouts in the first assault. “But he has been fighting with boxers who are not of a high level,” he added. “They are fighters whom he simply hits and fall down”.
Suarez thinks he is going to break the chain in the scheduled eight-round bout at 130 pounds. “Right now I’m training very well, to give a great fight,” he said, “and I’m sparring with southpaws to prepare for his style.” Machado, naturally, is a lanky fighter -5’10” of stature who fights left-handed, while Suarez, 5’8″, describes himself as ambidextrous, even though his official record in Boxrec.com appears as a lefty. “
“Actually, I fight with both hands,” he said. “If I don’t get a good style with one, then I switch to the other, as how the fight evolves.” And Suarez is confident that his experience and already being accustomed to fighting for 10 rounds, will give him the advantage, if he can extend his fight with the 25 year old Boricua, who has never fought more than four rounds.
“I have fought 10-rounds several times,” said the Mexican, who, precisely in his last fight, held just last July first, defeated by decision at that distance veteran Genaro Camargo (now 44-19 and 34 KOs). Machado has also had the opportunity to study videos of his fights. “I’ve seen him fight left-handed then switch,” he said, “and that he is a fighter who has good resources, knows how to manage himself and has good defense”. “He’s not one of those Mexican fighters that just throws many punches,” he added. “But we are working in the gym to get ready to decipher any style that he brings,” he said, “and see if that knockout streak continues.” Juan de Leon, Machado’s manager, coincided with his pupil. “I had already studied Suarez a lot because they had offered him before,” he said. “Indeed, he is not a typical Mexican fighter who comes quietly to
“But we are working in the gym to get ready to decipher any style that he brings,” he said, “and see if that knockout streak continues.” Juan de Leon, Machado’s manager, coincided with his pupil. “I had already studied Suarez a lot because they had offered him before,” he said. “Indeed, he is not a typical Mexican fighter who comes quietly to battle front, but one who likes to fight at a distance, standing and counterattacking to connect his punches, and that is what we are working on with Machado”. “I will not say he’s a fighter that if Machado defeats will mean that he will become world champion, but it is another challenge for him.” “I understand that Machado has the advantage in height and reach and that, fighting at his pace keeping forward, will be the factor in this fight.”
In the semi stellar fight Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta will be active, the flyweight from Barrio Obrero who is also 25 years old and has won 13 times by knockout. Ranked among the top 15 in the world by the WBO, IBF and WBA, Acosta will face the Dominican Juan Guzman (22-5, 12 KOs). Meanwhile, the super flyweight Jose ‘Chiquiro’ Martinez from Las Marias, with 17-0 and 10 KO’s, will be measured with the Nicaraguan veteran fighter Juan ‘El Exterminador’ Palacios (32-5-2 and 22KOs), a WBC interim ex-champion at 105 pounds who just won the scepter by knocking out in 10 rounds the Puerto Rican Omar ‘Pastor’ Soto on an event at Pachin Vicens held in Ponce in 2008.
Unbeaten flyweight Carlos Narvaez (14-0 and 6KOs) will also see action and will face the always embattled Juan “Cowi” Herrera (14-9 and 4KOs), from Naguabo, who has won his last four fights. In other matches, Emanuel ‘Pinky’ Colon (11-0-1 and 10 KOs) will be fighting eight rounds at 143 pounds with an opponent yet to be appointed; Derrieck Cuevas (7-0-1 and 5KOs), from San Juan, will be fighting eight episodes at 147 pounds with the Hungarian Sandor Racz; Featherweight debutant Hector Marerro from San Juan will be fighting four rounds with Jonathan Hernandez (0-2) of Aguada, and fellow Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. from Juana Diaz will make his Pro-Debut at 116 pounds with Luis Villegas (0 -2) from Rio Grande.