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World Championship Boxing in Puerto Peñasco!

World Championship Boxing in Puerto Peñasco

On April 26th, World Champion flyweight boxer and Puerto Peñasco hometown favorite Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada will be defending both his titles in an unprecedented event for the city. After defeating Brian Vilorio in April 2013 in Macao, China, earning him the title of World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association flyweight champ, “El Gallo” first defended his titles with a bout against Filipino Milan Melindo which was also held in Macao.  Now, the 23 year old WBO/WBA Champ will face left-handed boxer Richie Mepranum of the Philippines during a night that is to include 8 additional fights, including an encounter between Mexican boxer Hernán “Tyson” Márquez and Filipino John Mark Apolinario.

The fight is to be broadcast internationally via HBO and ESPN, and Box Azteca in Mexico. The boxing event will also be the first official function to be held at Puerto Peñasco’s Convention Center, which will be equipped to fit 4500 boxing fans.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 7th, at Circle K stores throughout Sonora and Baja California:

Ringside Gold level:  $3000 pesos, Silver: $2000 pesos, Bronze: $1000 pesos, Prefential: $530 pesos, and General $330 pesos.

Vacation packages are available at a number of area resorts and hotels, including: Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort, Playa Bonita Resort, and Peñasco del Sol Hotel