David Cuellar vs. Moises Fuentes 115 Pound Showdown
Headlines Oct. 16 From Cancun
Mexico’s young general hopes to make it 20 for 20 in his
toughest test to date. David “El General” Cuellar (19-0, 12
KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC Youth Silver
115-pound title in a 10-round main event against former
world champion Moises Fuentes this Saturday, Oct. 16 at
Oasis Arena in Cancun, Mexico.
Cuellar-Fuentes headlines a bill streaming live and
exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m.
ET/5 p.m. PT.
Cuellar turned pro as a 16-year-old in July 2017 and soon
established himself as one of Mexico’s top prospects. He has
won four straight bouts by knockout, most recently stopping
the previously unbeaten Karim Arce in the ninth round of an
action thriller. Fuentes (25-6-1, 14 KOs) is coming off a
three-year layoff, but he has extensive experience against
the world’s elite. He was the WBO 105-pound champion from
2011-2013, notched a fifth-round knockout over Puerto Rican
legend Ivan Calderon, and won an interim world title at 108
pounds. In his last fight, he was stopped in five rounds by
pound-for-pound legend Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.
In other streaming action on ESPN+:
Junior featherweight prospect Cristopher “Pollo” Lopez
(13-0-1, 10 KOs) looks to extend his winning streak to eight
against knockout artist Franklin Manzanilla (20-6, 19 KOs)
in a 10-rounder. Manzanilla challenged Rey Vargas for a
world title in 2019 and has won two straight fights by
In a four-round junior lightweight bout, Mexico City’s
Alberto Mora will make his professional debut against Nestor
Welterweight contender Taras Shelestyuk (18-0, 10 KOs), who
captured a bronze medal for Ukraine at the 2012 London
Olympics, will fight Venezuelan veteran Ernesto Espana
(31-2-1, 26 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Shelestyuk has not fought
since January 2020, when he outpointed Luis Alberto Veron
over 10 rounds.
Reigning WBC female light flyweight world champion Yesenia
Gomez (18-5-3, 6 KOs) will take on veteran Itzayana Cruz
(6-7, 1 KO) in an eight-round non-title fight.