RJJ Boxing Returns To Mexico,
Two Latino Title Fights On Tap
RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® returns to Mexico for the
first time in 2021 on Thursday, April 1st – no April Fool’s
jokes - presented by Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing Promotions and De
La O Promotions, at Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochia,
A pair of Latino title fights will showcase a quartet of
gifted boxers in the main event and co-feature, other fights
are loaded with talent as well. 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.
“We love promoting in Mexico with our friend, promoter
Emanuel Romo (De La O Promotions),” RJJ Boxing
CEO/co-founder Keith Veltre said. “This is unquestionably
RJJ’s best show ever in Mexico. It’s stacked from top to
bottom, including two title fights, and showcasing several
potential stars of the future.”
World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion
Antonio “Paulinho” Soares (11-1, 8 KOs), fighting out of
Brazil, defends his crown against his Mexican challenger,
Alan “Lachorro” Solis (12-0-1, 7 KOs), in the 10-round
headliner. The Brazil vs. Mexico rivalry will certainly be
heated inside the ring.
In the 8-round co-featured event, World Boxing Council (WBC)
welterweight title holder Mauricio “Trompas” Pintor (23-3-1,
14 KOs), of Mexico, will defend his title against San
Antonio’s Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-3, 8 KOs), a former
NABA super lightweight champion. Pintor is the nephew of
Hall of Famer and -2-division World champion Lupe Pintor.
Mexican fan favorite Luis “Koreano” Torres (10-0, 7 KOs),
the reigning WBC Youth Silver lightweight titlist, takes on
his dangerous fellow countryman Jose “Cuate” Paez (13-1-1,
10 KOs) in an 8-round, non-title fight. Torres vs. Perez is
an elimination bout with the victor advancing to the
inaugural World Cup Boxing Series starting in June.
Undefeated Cuban super welterweight prospect Yoelvis “La
Joya” Gomez (3-0, 3 KOs), living out of Guatemala, steps up
in terms of quality opposition in an 8-roumd bout versus
Mexican knockout artist Luis “Desarmador” Pina (20-4, 15
KOs). A technically sound, aggressive power puncher, the
2-time Cuban Youth National champion Gomez is the son of
1980 Olympic gold medalist Jose Gomez.
Also scheduled to fight on the undercard, off-UFC FIGHT
PASS, is a trio of Las Vegas-based boxers in 4-rounders
against opponents to be determined: flyweights Kevin Urrutia
(1-0, 1 KO) and pro-debuting Yarida Bustillos, as well as
super bantamweight Andy Beltran (1-0, 1 KO).
Card subject to change.