Noteworthy line-up for Saturday’s Borizteca/Grito de Guerra Show in Tijuana

The latest Borizteca Boxing Promotions Show in partnership with Grito de Guerra Boxing Promotions will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, and air over the Internet on Global Sports Streamings’ Best in Boxing starting at 1 p.m., from the grounds of the Instituto Municipal del Deportes en Tijuana. Since this venue has hosted practically every known sporting event, it’s likely Saturday’s line-up of fighters are looking forward to performing in such a revered place. Tijuana’s multiplex has hosted everything from a Track & Field Championship to Soccer Games, Badminton to Tennis Tournaments, Gymnastics to the Mixed Martial Arts, Fencing, Volleyball, Cycling, Baseball, Archery, you name it.

In this period of COVID-19, hooray for the Boxing promoter who realizes how important it is to be versatile and maintain their ties with people like Global Sports Streaming who despite the Pandemic, know how to work around the hazards to maintain their Best In Boxing.com format. Of course arranging a matchup between the battle-tested fighters has always been the toughest assignment. It’s the promoters ability to match these opponents that have the boxing fan so enamored in watching that boxer’s strategy unfold, whether a defensive move, a punch coming out of left field or an uppercut finding an opponent’s chin. And who doesn’t enjoy an upset of the taller, more pompous man by that short, pudgy fighter who may not be as agile but surely packs a wallop? Four preliminary streamed live for FREE beginning at 4 PM ET on globalsportsstreaming.com ; bestinboxing.com ; Fight Hub TV on Youtube¬†

Without further ado, here’s the fight card for Saturday’s show from the grounds of the Instituto Municipal del Deportes en Tijuana. The first bout will begin at 1 p.m. (PCT) on Global Sports Streaming’s Best In Boxing.

At a time when Boxing promoters are having to deal with so many troublesome regulations/restrictions that make finding a cost-effective venue a maddening chore, there are still some making do. Especially during these harrowing times when fans need some relief from the stress. No doubt, the above Fight-card has more than a few interesting matchups.

Here we have our first couple of heavy hitters, the headliners, (left to right) Kevin “Diamond Boy” Torres who trains locally at the House of Boxing Training Center in Paradise Hills and his opponent Jose “Pipino” Cuevas from just across the border in Tijuana. Together, they have 24 knockouts. The hard hitting Cuevas 13-1 has 11 KOs, while Torres (16-1-1) has 14 KOs.
While Torres last fought on February 28, 2020, Cuevas hasn’t competed since August 24, 2019.
Bout #8, the Co-Main Event, features two youngsters (both undefeated) who excelled in the Amateur ranks and now in the Professional Ranks have remained undefeated. The 20-year-old Breenan Rhyes Macias (left) who is two inches taller than Lopez (right) has 7 wins, o losses, 2 Draws and 4 wins by knockout after turning Pro at 17. His opponent Carlos Norberto “Mini” Lopez (12-0-2, 4 KOs) joined the Pro ranks a year and a half earlier than Macias. The World Boxing Council took note of their success and offered them this golden opportunity to battle for the now vacant World Boxing Council World Youth Bantamweight Title.
At their weigh-in on Friday, the two combatants in Bout #1, the more seasoned Jesus Lopez Perez (6-13-2, 6 KOs) of Tijuana (left) and the 21-year-old, 5’11” tall Rohan Polanco (right) from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, who is making his Pro Debut on Saturday, are shown going through the customary face off after they were weighed in.
Take note: Rohan Polanco is tougher than he looks. His Amateur record 194 wins 6 losses.
At the conclusion of their weigh-ins, Darnell Price (4-0, 1 KO), an ex-Marine from San Diego and Marcos Raul Ruiz (1-1) from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico posed for photos.
At the conclusion of his weigh-in, cruiserweight Darnell “Ty” Price paid homage to his maker.
At the conclusion of his weigh-in, Elio German Rafael of La Banda, Argentina (15-3, 9 KOs) obliges and poses for several additional photos.
After their weigh-in, both combatants in Bout #3, Elio German Rafael from La Banda, Argentina (left) and Alan Carrillo (11-4, 8 KOs) from Tijuana posed for a face-off photo. Both Rafael and Tom Selleck have heard every joke imaginable about chest hair. Especially the one about: “One drink won’t hurt you and it’s liable to put some hair on your chest.”
In Bout #4, it was Mark De Luca (25-2, 14 K0s) from Quincy, Massachusetts (right) facing off with his opponent Ramon “El Cholo” Barajas (12-20, 4 KOs) from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.
Mark DeLuca (r) who has a remarkable background, went 11 years before suffering his first loss, a split decision loss which he soundly avenged four months later.
After their weigh-ins for Bout #5, Mario Ramirez (r) of Camalu, B. C., Mexico and Adalberto Garcia from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico took part in the traditional face-off.
In Bout #6 it will be super featherweight Manuel Rey Rojas (18-4, 5 KOs) of Dallas, Texas (r) going up against Jorge Luis Alvarez (3-9-1, 2 KOs) of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.
Manuel Rey Rojas of Dallas, Texas no doubt wants to improve his record to 19 wins.
In Bout #7, they have Angel Rodriguez (6-0, 3 KOs) (right) from Pica, Rivera, Calif. taking on Alfredo Diaz (4-3) (left) from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.
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