Borizteca Boxing Promotions experiments with a new venue, the Big Punch Arena

Are you ready for another exciting Borizteca Boxing Promotions show? On Friday, September 7, 2018 they have another stellar line-up of local talent ready to display their skills against an entirely different cast from far away places like Stockton, Portland, Los  Angeles, Mexico City, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Modesto, California plus they’re also trying out a brand new venue – the one everyone’s been talking about – the Big Punch Arena on the southwest of town.


Have you ever pondered which of the many boxing venues is the best ever for viewing a Pro Boxing show? We’re thinking the Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia followed by the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But what about all those other great show places like Las Pulgas in Tijuana? The historic Blue Horizon in Philadelphia with its 1,346-seat venue was certainly a crowd pleaser. Ring magazine once voted it their number-one boxing venue in the world, and Sports Illustrated followed suit claiming it was the last great boxing venue in the country. How will this The Big Punch Arena stack up? Well, it will take some time before they iron out all the problems but there are definitely signs that there on the right track. At present, the seating is limited to just 400 and more lighting is necessary. One of the best features of this new showplace is the people running it. If you need anything, they are very quick to oblige – whether it be more lighting, another fan, more space, parking considerations, etc.

In regards to Friday’s show: below you will find the most recent copy of the much altered Borizteca Fight Card and below, we have the photos taken at Thursday’s weigh-ins.

In Friday’s Main Event, Bout #9, they have the veteran Jesus Osuna (l) taking on the ultra-serious, undefeated Alejandro Espinoza who hales from Mexico’s East Coast, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Monterrey’s Alejandro Espinoza (10-0, 5 KOs).

The serious, chiseled chinned Jesus Osuna knows he’s in for a real scrap and for sure he’ll be ready to give his very best.

In Bout #2, they have Jose Antonio “El Bravo” de La Torre (l) making his Pro Debut against Julio Alcantar (r). As far as weight goes, they weigh the same. The problem for Alcantar is going to be de la Torre’s height and reach advantage. Since Alcantar has already participated in seven Pro fights, he should be at ease against the less experienced De La Torre.

That being said, the look on Julio Alcantar’s face doesn’t appear to be one of confidence. It’s more like, “Wow, this dude is big, so big and so tall.”

Kevin Ottley’s opponent in Bout #5, Darlo Cervantes was one of those stragglers who missed the appointed time for his weigh-in. With various injuries, Ottley (5-2-1) who now trains at the Bomber’s Squad Academy in El Cajon, has been out of action since December 17, 2017.

In Bout #6, they have two up and comers Carlos “Chikis” Rangel (left)(2-1) from Ensenada, B. C., Mexico taking on 19-year-old Brandon Cruz (5-0) from Chula Vista, Calif.

Brandon “2 Smooth” Cruz keeps progressing nicely.

Currently, with two wins and five losses, Javier Miranda is hoping to turn his career around.

Eric Estrada, who came all the way from Hillsboro, Oregon to make his Pro Debut against Javier Miranda, is extremely excited about making his professional debut a success.

In Bout #6, it’s Carlos “Chikis” Rangel from Ensenada taking on Brandon Cruz from Chula Vista, Calif.

Geovani Andrade Sanchez (5-3-1) will be taking on Gilberto Mendoza (10-6-2) from Modesto, Calif. in Bout #8.

Even though he lives in Tijuana, the happy-go-lucky Dilan “El Rey” Miranda (2-0) trains with Juan Medina Jr. at the Bound Boxing Academy in Chula Vista, Calif. 

Dilan Miranda’s opponent on Friday night is Jose Abraham Rodriguez Paredes (0-1) from Tijuana.

One of the most feared men in boxing is this upstart from Bellingham, Washington, Kevin Torres (9-0-1 with 8 KOs).

The light as a feather boxers like Eduardo Izquierdo, alias Doberman (0-2), and his opponent Marco Antonio Arroyo (making his Pro Debut) always put on an amazing show.

Bout #4 features Dilan “El Rey” Miranda (2-0) facing Jose Abraham “Chemita” Rodriguez Paredes (0-1).

Here is that uncomfortable moment when the boxers are asked to do a face off for the reporters and their flashing cameras.

This WBF Super Flyweight belt must be mighty important to get Geovani Andrade (l) and Gilberto Mendoza (r) all excited.

Ho-hum, these two boxers Marco Arroyo (r) from Stockton, Calif. (who is making his Pro Debut) and Eduardo Izquierdo (0-2) from Ensenada, B. C., Mexico, seem so casual as they await their turn at the scale for their Thursday weigh-in for their fight on Friday night. You can bet things will be a lot different after that opening bell.


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