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Four undefeated Mexican fighters featured in Borizteca’s “Viva Tijuana” card on July 15th


Four of the best fighters in the Tijuana Boxing scene, Bryan “The Kid” Figueroa, Alfredo “Pepe el Toro” Ledezma, Erick “Tepeyac” Cebreros and Miguel “Maikito” Martinez Jr, will see action on Friday, July 15th, on the “Viva Tijuana” boxing card presented by Borizteca Boxing at the Salon Mezzanine in Tijuana, Baja California.

The card will be headlined by Bryan “The Kid” Figueroa, against Ensenada’s Hector “Estudiante” Ambriz, in an 8 round main event.

Voted as Tijuana’s Main Event Fighter of the Year for 2015, Figueroa is trained by ex professional boxer Javier Sarmiento, Oscar Díaz and Jason Figueroa.
In only 15 months as a professional boxer, Figueroa has amassed 10 (4KO) victories without a defeat and has obtained a WBC regional title. His last fight was on February 6th this year, when he defeated Ulisses Jimenez on the second defense of said title.

His opponent, Hector “Estudiante” Ambriz, has a 5-3-1 (3KO) record, is coming in from two wins and a draw and, under the guidance of managers José Guardado y Óscar “Vaquero” Maldonado, had an extensive amateur background that included boxing in the 2014 Mexican Olympic Elimination rounds.

On the co-main event, Erikc “Tepeyac” Cebreros will meet an opponent to be named later. A local super bantamweight favorite Cebreros started his pro career trained by two-time world champion Raul “Jibaro” Perez. After becoming a Tijuana Amateur Champion in 2011, Cebreros turned pro in April 2012, and is now returning from a 2-year layoff, having fought last in June 2014.

Another outstanding prospect, 17 year old, Alfredo “Pepe el toro” Ledezma, will again be featured, after a spectacular second round knockout over Dario Cervantes on his last outing on the May 13th Borizteca’s “Redemption” Show also held at the Salon Mezzanine. He will face an opponent to be named later.
In just one year, Ledezma, the Cobach High School student now has 6 victories as a professional fighter and has won a regional title. He had no amateur experience.

The other featured fighter on the “Viva Tijuana” card is 24 year old welterweight Miguel Martínez Jr. (5-0-1, 3 KOs), the son of legendary Miguel “Maikito” Martinez (41-28-1, 31 KOs), a life-long Tijuana resident born in San Diego.

“Maikito II” was originally signed by Canelo Alvarez Promotions, after a brutal knockout over Luis Segura -Giovani Segura’s brother-, and had been scheduled to fight in a world championship card headlined by Carlos Cuadras, but sporadic injuries have kept him away from boxing and is now returning to the ring after a fight back in March, 2015, where he knocked out Ivan Ojeda in Tijuana.

“We are now entering a new phase in our promotional direction”. Said Saul Rios, President of Borizteca Boxing.
“We are now alternating headliners on cards to feature not only foreign promising fighters, but also the best local talent available for the benefit of local boxers, local boxing and the local fans. This card will present boxers that are crowd favorites and that display great showmanship in all their fights”, he added.

Also scheduled in the “Viva Tijuana” card is San Diego’s Armando Tovar who makes his fourth Salon Mezzanine appearance.

Returning from the May 13th “Redemption” card are Roberto “Ram” Meza (1-0, 1KO), from Temecula, California and Maryland’s Kevin “KO” Ottley 1-0 (1KO). Both Meza and Ottley had knockout victories in their pro debut.

Two newcomers making their pro debut in 4 round bouts are San Diego fighters Edgard Valdez and Ricardo Valdominos.

The “Viva Tijuana” card is part of the World Class Boxing Series, produced and distributed by PAP Sports. The event will be taped for delayed broadcast to the United States, Baja California and Puerto Rico via LATV Networks, and worldwide via Internet.

Tickets for the “Viva Tijuana” card are available at the venue. Doors open at 7:30 PM; First bout will start at 8: 15 PM.