Keeping up with our local boxers is becoming quite a chore

Thursday is fight night at the club, Las Pulgas on Avenida Revolucion in downtown Tijuana.

Thursday, 8 p.m. at Salon Las Pulgas on Avenida Revolucion, one of the more famous night clubs in Tijuana’s downtown, three boxers from the Undisputed Fitness and Training Center in San Diego’s downtown will be competing on the undercard of “Choque de Triunfadores,” translation “Clash of the Winners.” In the main event, a 10 round flyweight bout, Julio Cesar “El Gatito” Felix (15-3-0, 6 KOs) of Tijuana, 6-1 in his last seven bouts, will be facing 20 year-old Sergio “Elegante” Nunez (4-6-0) of Tijuana, 4-2 in his last six bouts.


Boxers from the Undisputed Gym Downtown (l to r) Emilio Bojorquez, Christian Bojorquez, Emilio's younger brother, and Adrian Vargas; all are planning to showcase their talents, Thursday evening in Tijuana. Photo: Jim Wyatt

The three boxers from Undisputed Downtown are Emilio Bojorquez (17-1-0, 13 KOs) going up against Alejandro Alonso (2-8-1), light welterweight Adrian Vargas (4-0, 2 KOs) of National City facing Juan Zuniga (3-17-1), and Christian Bojorquez (2-0-0, 1 KO) taking on Mario Lara (0-3).

Emilio Bojorquez is returning to action after being out of the gym for almost two years. As a member of Grupo Traviesos de Tijuana, he traveled about Baja California as a troubadour.

This week, Emmanuel Robles (3-0-0, 1 KO) of Old School Boxing, who has some of the quickest hands in boxing, will be heading north to Coachella, CA to spar with a boxer with even quicker hands, the WBC and WBO Light Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley (27-0-0, 11 KOs).

Antonio Margarito with his coach Robert Garcia.

Tijuana’s Antonio Margarito (38-7-0, 27 KOs) has been traveling all over the planet (Puerto Rico, New York, Mexico City, Los Angeles) promoting his second go-around against Miguel Cotto (36-2-0, 29 KOs) on Saturday, December 3rd at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Undefeated super bantamweight Christopher “San Diego Kid” Martin (23-0-2, 6 KOs) of Chula Vista will be making his Top Rank Promotions debut on Saturday, October 1, on the under card of the Toshiaki Nishioka versus Rafael Marquez WBC super bantamweight title bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fox Sports will be televising that bout.

Martin, who secured the WBO NABO 122 pound title by defeating Charles Huerta in May, is now set to face Jose Angel Beranza (33-21-2, 26 KOs).

Over the past five years, the 35 year-old Bernaza, has won just three times in 15 fights. However, it’s important to note, Beranza was stopped only once during that period and did beat three top people, Jesus M. Rojas (18-1-0), Juan Carlos Velasquez (10-1-0) and Daniel Rodriguez (16-2-0).

Martin, who is best known for his defeat of the then highly touted Chris Avalos in August of 2010 on Showtime’s ShoBox, should be careful with this crafty veteran from Mexico City, Mexico. In his prime, Mr. Bernaza knocked out 26 boxers. The quick fisted Martin should dominate but in the game of boxing it only takes one punch.

Jackie Nava at work in the gym.

The ex-WBC super bantamweight champion Jackie “Aztec Princess” Navais making her return to her native Tijuana, Saturday, October 8, at the Municipal Auditorium in the main event of “All the Power” presented by Zanfer Promotions.

Soledad Edith Matthysse (9-2-1, 1 KO)

Nava (24-4-3, 11 KOs) will be taking on Soledad Edith Matthysse (9-2-1, 1 KO) in the ten round main event. Nava is best known for her two hard fought clashes with the WBC super flyweight champ Ana Maria Torres. After fighting to a tough draw in April, Torres came out victorious in their rematch in July.

Matthysse, who is from Trelew, Chubut, Argentina just happens to be the sister of super lightweight contender Lucas Matthysse. In late August, Matthysse lost a close decision in a rematch with Daniela Romina Bermudez, and then fought September 2, a warm-up bout, an eight round unanimous decision victory over Natalia del Pilar Burga (5-12-1).

The last time Nava fought in her hometown was August 21, 2010 when she TKO’d Colombian Maria Andrea Miranda in the fourth round of a 10 rounder.

Also featured on the card will be Tijuana’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva (17-1-1, 15 KOS) taking on Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (21-2, 21 KOS) in a welterweight clash along with the brothers, Omar and Jose Estrella making an appearance. Super featherweight Omar Estrella (14-3-2, 9 KOs) will face Victor Ezequiel Corvalan (7-17-5, 2 KOs) in an eight rounder while super flyweight Jose Estrella (9-2-1, 8 KOs) will be facing the always tough TBA in a six rounder.

This boxing show is scheduled to air on the Azteca channel (Channel 28 when using your rabbit ears).

Antonio DeMarco is shown hitting the bag.

WBC Silver lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (25-2-1, 18 KOs) of Tijuana will face Venezuelan Jorge Linares (31-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBC lightweight title on Saturday, October 15. He’ll be on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins versus Chad Dawson mega fight on HBO PPV.

After yet another victory, Juan Carlos Burgos has his arm raised in victory.

Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (27-1-0, 19 KOs) of Tijuana’s Colonia Independencia, ranked #9 by the WBC is scheduled to fight Luis Cruz (19-0-0, 15 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on November 12. Cruz is off two big wins. He defeated Antonio Davis (28-7-0, 13 KOs) on September 10 and Martin Honorio (31-6-1, 16 KOs) on April 16.

In Burgos’ last outing he defeated Gilberto Sanchez Leon by unanimous decision at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.


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