Espinoza vs. Nuñez Main Event Added To "Rumble At The
Rock IV" March 1, At Seminole Hard Rock
A second main event has been added to the professional
boxing event on Friday, March 1, at the Hard Rock Event
Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood,
Fla., and live on Boxeo Telemundo (11:35 PM ET/PT).
Presented by Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in
association with All Star Boxing, Rumble at the Rock IV will
now also feature highly touted WBO No.1-ranked and WBO
Bantamweight Latin Champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza
(22-2-19 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, defending his title
against Panama's rugged veteran Ricardo "El Matematico"
Nuñez (29-8-23 KOs).
In the 10-round welterweight co-main event, Miami via Puerto
Rico’s Derrieck Cuevas (18-0-1, 14 KOs) will face fellow
Floridian Ed “The Lion” Paredes (38-7-1, 25 KOs) of Pembroke
Nuñez, a former world title challenger, is looking to test
his young opponent by bringing him into deep waters and
kickstarting his boxing career for one last shot at a world
title. On the other hand, Espinoza is coming off a
second-round stoppage of then undefeated Colombian prospect
Yeison Vargas (17-1-12 Kos).
"My opponents tend to underestimate me because of my young
age,” said Espinoza. “They soon realize my power once in the
ring. I never underestimate anyone who has two hands."
"I've seen that Espinoza has never fought into later
rounds,” said Nuñez. “I'm looking to take him into uncharted
waters to see if he still has the power he claims when we
get into rounds 8, 9 and 10.”
On fight night, the Hard Rock Event Center doors open at 6
p.m., and the action starts at 7 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood,