Undefeated Lightweights Luis Torres vs. Cesar Gutierrez
To Headline Mexican Independence Day
Undefeated Mexican lightweight prospects Luis “Koreano”
Torres (16-0, 10 KOs), rated No. 20 by the World Boxing
Council (WBC), and Cesar “Torito” Gutierrez (14-0-2, 5 KOs)
will throw-down September 16 in the 10-round main event on
another installment of the popular “Canela Boxeo” series,
presented by CANELA BOXEO, from Expo Palenque in Ciudad
Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.
Co-promoted by World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS), led by CEO
Terry Hollan and promoter/matchmaker Guy Taylor, and De La O
Promotions, “Canela Boxeo” is streamed live and for FREE on
the third Friday night of every month, starting at 10 p.m.
ET / 7 p.m. PT, from various venues in Mexico.
The 20-year-old Torres, fighting at home out of Ciudad
Obregon, is a former WBC Youth Silver Champion and reigning
WBC Latino lightweight champion. His fight versus Gutierrez
is a non-title bout.
“It always feels good to fight at home,” Torres said. “I
have so many supporters there and I can’t wait to perform in
front of them on Mexican Independence Day. I know that my
opponent is very aggressive, strong and that he loves to
come forward. He will definitely test me. We are both
undefeated and this is exactly what our people want to see.
“This will be a fight! It can only be a real fight when you
have two proud Mexicans fighting each other on this special
day. I predict an exciting fight, which will continue to
make my people, team, and family proud of me.”
Torres understands the potential implications associated
with this fight, especially as he moves from prospect to
contender, also valuing the added exposure he’ll receive
fighting on CANELA.TV..
“I’m already ranked at number 20 by the WBC,” Torres noted,
“I feel that after my next few fights I’ll be ready for the
top 15. I’m only 20 and in no rush. Fighting on CANELA TV is
such a blessing. Not only will my fight be seen in my
country, but all Latinos can watch it for free. It doesn’t
get any better than that!”
Torres was the first boxer signed by first-year promoter
WCBS and he couldn’t be happier by the way his career is
“Being with the World Cup Boxing Series is the best move we
could have made,” Torres concluded. “Terry and Guy treat us
like family not fighters. Every WCBS fighter tries to help
each other. We are all very close”
Highly touted Mexican prospect Marco Cota (8-0, 6 KOs) and
Kevin Piedrahita (5-1, 5 KOs), of Colombia, are matched in
an 8-round Special Lightweight Attraction. Cota was a
standout amateur who compiled a 146-4 record, while
Piedrahita is dangerous having won all of his 5 pro fights
Also fighting on the card is super lightweight Misael
“Pichon” Urias (12-1, 9 KOs), 23, in an 8-rounder vs. TBA.
Additional fights will soon be announced.