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Lebron, Melendez added to Sept 1 Puerto Rico event

Ringside 23/08/2018

With the fights of the undefeated Henry “Moncho” Lebron and Luis Melendez, as well as several amateur boxing fights, the card for “Sabado de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights Casino” on September 1, at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, is complete.

“We will have the four professional fights with Jeyvier (Cintron), Popeye (Lebron), Moncho (Lebron) and Luis (Melendez), and reaffirming our commitment to amateur boxing and the Puerto Rican Amateur Boxing Federation we will include some interesting amateur fights, as we started last year in the program we presented at Casino Metro Boxing Nights,” said promoter Ivan Rivera, president of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP).

Moncho Lebron (5-0, 4 kos) will make his first fight in Puerto Rico since his professional debut in February 2017 when he takes on Mexican Luis Gerardo Avila (6-11-3, 4 kos) in a six rounds and 130 pounds scheduled bout.

Meanwhile, Luis Melendez (2-0, 2 kos), from Miami, Florida, will face Elliot de Jesus (1-2) in a four-round brawl at 126 pounds.

In the main event of the evening the two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron (7-0, 4 kos) will fight against Mexican Francisco Alonso Melendez (15-2, 13 kos) for the WBO Latino title at 115 pounds and to 10 rounds, while at the same distance in the co-main fight, Popeye Lebron (12-0-1, 6 kos) will defend his WBO Latino title at 126 pounds against Chilean Robinson LaviƱanza (13-4-2, 5 kos).

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