Next Great Mexican Flyweight
Is 16-0 Sergio Mendoza
Mexico’s next great flyweight is Sergio “Yoreme” Mendoza
16-0 (15 KOs), who headlines the new boxing series, “Canela
Box Nights,” this Friday night at Sonora Arena in
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
“Canela Fight Nights was created by CANELA MEDIA, a leading,
minority-owned technology driven company committed to
redefining digital media experiences for the Hispanic
Community, and World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS), led by its
creators CEO Terry Holland and promoter/matchmaker Guy
“Canela Box Nights” will stream live and free the 3rd Friday
of every month, starting July 22nd at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT,
throughout the United States, Mexico, and Latin America.
Mendoza is on a mission to eventually join an
elite group of Mexican world flyweight champions such as
Fernando Montiel (the color analyst for “Canala Fight
Nights”), Jorge Arce, Gutsy Espadas and Miguel Canto.
Fighting at home in Hermosillo, the 22-year-old Mendoza
headlines this Friday night against veteran Francisco
“Charrito” Gomez (14-8, 11 KOs), who has fought three world
champions during his 8-year pro career, in the 10-round main
“I am very motivated because I know that many people will
see me fight and more, because I am fighting at home,”
Mendoza said. “I don’t feel nervous or pressured. I am well
prepared because I’ve spent two months training on the
mountains of Mexico with my team: Alfredo Caballero,
sparring partner David Picasso and head trainer Alejandro
“I am very excited but have many mixed feelings. I feel that
after winning this fight, I am going to burst into tears. I
have been through many difficult situations in my life, from
not having money to eat or take a bus, but now being one of
the best in the flyweight division is a dream come true for
Self-described as having a style that’s a mix of technical
skills and aggressiveness, Mendoza adjusts to what his
opponent does, knowing when it’s time to close the show.
Mendoza has heavy hands as well as being a gifted boxer.
“I feel that I’m in the best shape of my life,” Mendoza
concluded. “I am ready for the best fighters in my division.
I’m very hungry to get ahead and I do not mind having to
fight the best of the best.”
Fan favorite super bantamweight Jesus “Koreano” Ramirez
(21-1-3, 13 KOs) takes on Anthony “Boy” Jimenez Salas
(17-3-1, 5 KOs) In the 8-round co-featured event showcasing
bitter rivals from Mexico states of Sonora and Sinaloa.
Another promising boxer, 20-year-old lightweight prospect
Marco Cota Moreno (7-0, 5 KOs), is matched against
18-year-old “Bam” Brandon Orozco (4-2, 3 KOs) in a 6-round
bout. Decorated amateur Moreno is a 5-time Sonora State who
turned pro after compiling a 146-4 record in the unpaid
Lightweight Brayan Zamarripa (11-1, 3 KOs) goes for his
seventh straight victory in an 8-rounder versus dangerous
Jesus “Viboro” Arevalo (27-6-1, 15 KOs), who is a former WBC
Latino featherweight and Interim WBC FECOMBOX champion.
Las Vegas junior flyweight Yadira Bustillos (4-0) and
America “Keka” Bayori (2-0), of Mexico, open the night in a
6-round female fight.