Fierro: "I’m Close To Achieving My Dream"
Angel Fierro is hunting down the Lightweight World
champions, and wants to showcase his credentials to take on
the title holders as he defends his WBO NABO title against
Brayan Zamarripa on Friday night (September 15) at the
Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana,
Mexico, live worldwide on DAZN.
Fierro (21-1-2 17 KOs) is sitting pretty at #4 with the WBO,
and the 25 year old gets a hometown outing on Mexican
Independence weekend as he looks to build on his growing
reputation for exciting performances.
‘Tashiro’ was at his explosive best in his last outing with
multiple knockdowns leading to a seventh round stoppage win
over Eduardo Estela in Culiacan – a fifth KO in his last six
fights – and a run he’ll be looking to improve upon against
Zammaripa (13-1 4 KOs), the Baja California man who has
recorded ten wins on the bounce since his sole defeat in
“We’re focused on winning this fight on Friday, and then
we’re looking for a World title,” said Fierro. “I’ve been
chasing this dream since I was a kid and it’s something that
I promised my parents and my daughter.
“I’m excited to be back in Tijuana. It’s been four years
since I fought here at home. I’m very excited to have the
fifth defense of my title with all my people.
“I’m thrilled to be stepping in the ring, it’s a very big
commitment having all my people there. I want to give a good
show. I feel very excited and content, I’ve handled pressure
well. I’ve been practicing mindfulness and I think we’re
heading to a big night.
“I know he’s a brave fighter. When two Mexicans step into
the ring it is all-out war, especially on a Mexican holiday.
Now he wants to take my title, he must be as hungry as any
other boxer fighting for a dream. I think this time the fans
will win. It’s motivating to me that another Mexican wants
my title, and more motivating knowing that I am now the one
“It’s all-out war, of that I am sure. I will just get in the
ring and do my work; show all the hard work we have done as
a team. I can imagine a hard fight but getting my hand
raised, and then having another victory and heading to
bigger stages in America.”
“I’ve been in with knockout artists before, and it doesn’t
scare me one bit,” said Zamarripa. “I’ve been training hard,
harder than I ever have in my life. I know he’s a big
hitter, brings good things to the table, but I am ready,
I’ve been doing this my whole life. I will just go out there
and show what I am capable of.
“I’m proud that we’re fighting on Mexican Independence, I’m
ready for it and we’ll put on a great show for Tijuana. I
don’t know how I will beat him, but I know I am going to
come out victorious. After this, we’re going after the best,
we want to be ranked in the top ten and that’s what we’re
Fierro’s clash with Zamarripa is part of a stacked night of
action in Tijuana, as Erika Cruz (15-2 3 KOs) returns to
action following her epic battle with Amanda Serrano in
February and tackles Melissa Odessa Parker (6-1 2 KOs) for
the WBA Continental Americas Super-Bantamweight title,
Rising Mexican talent Kevin Barron Crespo (12-0 9 KOs)
tastes ten round action for the first time as he faces
Christian Olivo Barreda (20-1-1 7 KOs), Skye Nicolson (7-0)
aims to get one step closer to becoming a World champion as
she takes on Sabrina Maribel Perez (18-1-1 2 KOs) for the
interim WBC World Featherweight title and young Heavyweight
Federico Pacheco (4-0 3 KOs) kicks the card off live on DAZN
against Carlos Cardenas (4-0 3 KOs).