Boxing Bites: GGG v Martirosyan / Cristofer Rosales / Kenia Enríquez / Barby

Ringside 25/04/2018

Undefeated World Boxing Council middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), and Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs), were face to face in Los Angeles, California.

“I’m very happy for the fight on May 5 against a good rival like Vanes and I want to give all my fans an event that will leave them very satisfied,” promised Golovkin.

“It’s a great opportunity for me this fight. I have a lot of respect for Golovkin, but I also know that I can beat him. He is one of the best boxers in the world at the moment and I want to prove that I am also at the level of the best,” said Martirosyan.

Golovkin and Martirosyan have a combined record of 73-3-2 (54 KOs) – a winning percentage of 94% with almost 75% of their victories achieved by knockout.

The Pride of Nicaragua Cristofer Rosales who traveled to Japan to make history, came to the traditional Martes a Cafe of the World Boxing Council in Mexico City, to be presented with WBC flyweight belt, which he conquered on April 15, defeating the hitherto unbeaten formidable KO King Daigo Higa.

And Cris is pledging that after several defenses, to go up a weight category, taking on WBC super flyweight Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who KO’d his cousin Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.

“Today is a very special day for me, I am crystallizing a dream. I knew that Daigo was a dangerous opponent, I was always sure that I would be victorious right from the start.

” He was the most fearsome champion and therefore represented a challenge for me, I had to counterattack, I felt very well, I said at the press conference, I would be the new world champion and I fulfilled it.

” I dreamed of being part of the WBC family and today I am here as a true champion of the most prestigious boxing body. ” -he commented-

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said: “Today, we all celebrate the heroism of Cristofer, his determination and especially his desire to become the best.”

Kenia Enríquez will make the second defense of the interim WBC light flyweight crown, against Costa Rican Yokasta Valle, this Saturday at the Gustovo Díaz Ordaz Gym in the city of Tecate, Baja California, in a card presented by Zanfer Promotions.

Enríquez aged 24 (20-1, 9 kos) and Valle who’s 25 (18-1, 6 kos) from San José, Costa Rica star in a fight that looks keenly balanced, and highly competitive.

“I always prepare 100 percent, but in this camp, my physical trainer Raúl Robles developed and implemented a series of exercises that have given me even more explosiveness and power. We have a strong and experienced challenger, so totally ready come what may.”

Yokasta Valle comes from being defeated by Naoko Fujioka in Tokyo, Japan, losing a close decision.

“I feel like I defeated Naoko, but the judges saw something else. However, now this great opportunity to win the WBC interim title against Enríquez and I’m confident that I will defeat her. The Mexican has the ideal style for my boxing skills¨ assured the Costa Rican.

Mariana “Barby” Juarez, who’s the World Boxing Council bantamweight champion, will defend her title in Puebla against the Costa Rican, Carolina “Princesa” Arias, on Saturday.

This card will include 8 amazing fights. “Barby” won this belt in April 2017 after comprehensively out boxing and out fighting Catherine Phiri from Zambia. This bout took place at the historic Mexico City downtown in front of thousands of fans.

Since then, Mariana Juárez defended her belt against Japan’s Terumi Nuki, in a fight that took place in Zapopan, Jalisco, then against the German double champion, Alesia Graf, and Vs Uruguayan Gabriela Bouvier.