Knockout Artist David Cuellar & Bantamweight Champion
Yuliahn Luna Headline This Friday
Undefeated junior bantamweight star David “El General”
Cuellar hopes to notch his seventh consecutive knockout in a
10-round main event Friday evening against former world
title challenger Yader Cardoza at Auditorio Municipal in
In the world title co-feature, WBC female bantamweight
champion Yuliahn Luna will make the second defense of her
title in a rematch versus Jessica Gonzalez.
Cuellar-Cardoza and Luna-Gonzalez headline a loaded night of
fights streaming live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+
starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Cuellar (21-0, 14 KOs), a 20-year-old from Queretaro,
Mexico, is one of his country’s dynamic young talents. He
has not been taken the distance since September 2019, a run
that has included stoppage victories over former world
champion Moises Fuentes and longtime contender Ricardo
Blandon. He knocked out Blandon in six rounds in February
despite Blandon missing weight by more than five pounds.
Cardoza (26-17-1, 8 KOs), from Nicaragua, challenged for the
WBC light flyweight world title in 2013 and has fought many
of this generation's top lighter weight talents. After a
two-bout losing skid, he’s 2-0 in 2022 with a pair of
Luna (23-3-1, 4 KOs) has won seven straight bouts and is
looking to avenge one of the losses on her ledger. Gonzalez
(8-5-2, 1 KO), from Mexico City, defeated Luna by 10-round
decision in a 2014 non-title affair. Since the Luna victory,
she has twice challenged for a world title, dropping a 2016
split decision to Liliana Palmera for the WBA 122-pound
strap and a technical decision to longtime WBA 130-pound
champion Hyun Mi Choi in 2017. Last September, she picked up
the WBC Interim bantamweight title with a split decision
over Tatyana Zrazhevskaya in Russia.
In other streaming action, unbeaten junior bantamweight Luis
"Peluchin" Araujo (10-0-2, 7 KOs) will take on Hector Robles
(11-5-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder.