“The Hurricane” Hits Quintana Roo Aug. 17


The time has come for Super Featherweight Sergio Yeyo Thompson, as the top contender from Cancun will get his long-awaited shot at a world championship when he faces WBC Super Featherweight Titleholder Takashi Miura on Saturday, August 17 at Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

In the 10 round co-main event of the Televisa and FOX Deportes televised card, former world champion Ana The Hurricane Julaton battles Celina Salazar in a featherweight bout.

Thompson vs. Miura, a 12 round bout for Miuras WBC Super Featherweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe and sponsored by Corona, Periodico QueQui and Quintana Roo Tourism. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6:30 p.m. CT.  The Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5 beginning at 10:30 p.m. CT in Mexico and the FOX Deportes broadcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT in the United States

To purchase tickets call Carlos Milhe at: +529841848420

Currently on the most torrid streak in boxing today, Cancuns Sergio Yeyo Thompson (27-2, 25 KOs) has not just won 13 consecutive bouts over the last three years, hes won 11 straight by knockout, winning the WBC FECARBOX and WBC International Silver titles in the process. Coming off a fourth round stoppage of Gustavo Sandoval on May 18, the 29-year-old plans on making the most of his big opportunity on August 17.

Tokyo southpaw Takashi Miura (25-2-2, 19 KOs) is a similarly dangerous fighter when the bell rings, and with five straight wins (including three consecutive KOs) the 29-year-old will be bringing the heat against Thompson. A longtime Japanese champion at 130 pounds who defended his belt five times, Miura added a world championship to his resume on April 8, 2013 when he dropped Gamaliel Diaz four times before stopping him in the ninth for the WBC crown he defends in Mexico next month.

A stellar amateur boxer who has carried that success into the pros, Filipino-American Ana The Hurricane Julaton (12-3-1, 2 KOs) is a former WBO and IBA world champion on the road back to the title. Winner of two straight, the 33-year-old from San Francisco has become a fan favorite in Mexico, where she has fought three of her last four bouts.

San Antonios Celina Salazar (4-1-2, 1 KO) is a rising star in the 122-pound weight class, with her only pro loss coming against world-renowned Melinda Cooper in September of 2012. Owner of victories over Nohime Dennisson and Christina Ruiz (twice), the 24-year-old is well-prepared for the fight of her life against Julaton.

Photo credits: Anajulaton.com