Mexican Quartet Of Undefeated Pro Boxing Prospects To Be
Showcased On March 24
Mexican boxing’s future will be on full displayed March 24th
on RJJ Boxing card, showcasing an undefeated quartert of
professional boxing prospects, at Palenque de la Feriz in
Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.
Presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions (RJJ Boxing) in
association with De La O Promotions, World Cup Boxing Series
(WCBS) and Team Cruz Promotions, the action will be streamed
live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading
digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
The RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS event is part of the 40th
Nayarit National Festival, which is celebrated between March
10 and 27. The festival displays the cultural identity of
Nayarit, like the Indigenous community, also providing
entertainment by offering regional artists at national and
international events. It attracts between 20,000 and 30,000
people each day of the festival.
The four 19-year-old Mexican fighters have a combined pro
record of 24-0 (15 KOs): lightweights Jorge “Jorgito” Lugo
Cota (7-0, 5 KOs) and Marco Cota Moreno (5-0, 4 KOs), as
well as twin Tepic brothers, featherweight Hector “Tigre”
Perez Cruz (6-0, 5 KOs) and super featherweight Paolo “Leon”
Perez Cruz (6-0, 5 KOs).
The Mexican quartet had an incredible 470-24 amateur record:
Lugo (155-15), Moreno (146-4), Pablo (86-2) and Hector
“These young men are the future of boxing in Mexico,” RJJ
Boxing’s veteran matchmaker Guy Taylor said. “I have never
had four undefeated boxers with nearly 500 combined amateur
victories, all under the age of 20, fighting on the same
card as this.”
Cota, who has become a semi-regular fighting on RJJ Boxing
on UFC FIGHT PASS shows, is matched against Ricardo
“Palmito” Badillo Rodriguez (7-2-2, 1 KO), of Tepic, in a
6-round match. Cota is the youngest member of the famed
Mexican fightin’ Montiel family, led by 3-division world
champion Fernando Montiel.
Moreno was a decorated amateur boxer who captured
five-Sonora State championship titles. He will meet Jonathan
Zuniga (6-3, 3 KOs) in a 4-round fight.
The Cruz twins are slated to fight in 6 and 4 round bouts,
respectively, Hector versus crosstown rival Victor “Tyson”
Tadeo Rodriguez (2-0, 2 KOs), and Paolo vs. TBA (off-UFC
The RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS 8-round main event finds
hometown favorite Salvatore “Chango” Tapia (12-3-1, 10 KOs),
the former WBC FECOMBOX super lightweight champion, and
lightweight Emiliano “Letal” Cruz (13-3, 12 KOs) in a
potentially explosive battle between Mexican knockout
artists who have combined for 22 knockouts in their 25
victories (88-percent win percentage).
In the co-featured event, WBO Latino Super Middleweight
Champion Lester Martinez (10-0, 9 KOs) returns on the RJJ
Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS platform in a non-title fight. The
WBO No. 14-rated Martinez, who fights out of Guatemala City,
Guatemala, figures to be tested in an 8-round bout by Jose
Luis “El Caras” Zuniga (16-6-1, 9 KOs), the former Mexico
Super Welterweight Champion.
Card subject to change.