Boxing Bites: Higa / Villasana v Felix / Jhonny / NABF Convention

Ringside 04/04/2018

Naoki Fukuda

World Boxing Council flyweight champion Daigo Higa from Japan, will defend his title against mandatory challenger Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales, in a much card on Sunday, April 15th at the Yokohama Arena.

Daigo Higa, who comes from halting Mexican world champion Moisés Fuentes, is convinced that Rosales is a tough, worthy and dangerous contender for the title. However, he’s mighty confident that nobody will snatch the cherished Green and Gold belt from him.

The champion says he has been pacing himself with a great preparation, working on his power and speed that has kept him undefeated in 15 fights… with 15 knockouts!

Marcos Villasana Jr. (21-6 and 12 KO’s) gets ready for his fight on April 14 in Cancun against Jose “Josesito” Félix Jr. (36-2-1 and 28 KO ‘s) with the vacant World Boxing Council’s FECARBOX Lightweight Championship at stake, scheduled for a Televisa Deportes broadcast.

“A very complicated fight awaits us. I have been training for three months, so we are sure it’ll be a great fight. I know he is dangerous, but we bring a lot of experience with Manager Ruben Lira, with of victory,” predicted the son of former world champion Marcos Villasana.

The combination and blend of Felix Jr. and Villasana Jr. will be the main event of a card presented by Promociones del Pueblo in association with Cancun Boxing by Pepe Gómez and Boxing Time by Memo Rocha. The match will flare into brilliant action at the Gran Oasis Arena in Cancun.

Current Silver Latin super featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council, Jhonny Gonzalez, who’ll defend his regional title against Dominican Marlyn “Maravilla” Cabrera, on Saturday, at the Azul Ixtapa Hotel, at sun kissed Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico.

Jhonny who’s built a career packed with triumphs and crammed with 54 stunning KO’S, has never lost against a Dominican. He won a dominating UD against wily, tough as nails former world champion Elio Rojas and KO’d Francisco Contreras. Yet prudently and characteristically, he and Dad/Coach Miguel “Ratón” González are preparing meticulously, in order to transform a brace into a trio of triumphs, in order for him to remain Latino WBC champion.

“Won to three Dominican,” is organized by Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast free by Televisa.

The great Five-O annual Convention for the prestigious North American Boxing Federation will be in Reno, Nevada.

The historic Half Century Convention lands August 1 to 5. The host venue will be at the Resort Complexes of Circus Circus, El Dorado and Silver Legacy. These three sumptuous hotels are linked and can be traversed without problem. All events and meetings will take place at the Silver Legacy .

Once you have reserved your room, please go to the NABF website at www.nabfnews.com and pre-register for the Convention, as fees will increase $ 50 on August 1.

The pre-registration fees are $ 150 dollars (single) and $ 200 dollars (couple), if you have an additional person over 12 years the price will be $ 150 dollars (guest). If you have any questions about pre-registration, please contact David Sutherland (nabfmembership@yahoo.com).