All participants did their job at the scale, with everyone making weight for the fall season premiere of Boxeo Telemundo. (photo credit: Damon Gonzalez/Latin Box Sports)
Headlining the 30th anniversary edition of the series, unbeaten Puerto Rican super lightweight Yomar Alamo (17-0, 12KOS) collides with Mexico’s Antonio Moran (24-4, 17KOs) in a scheduled 10-round regional title fight Friday evening at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.
Both boxers weighed in at 139.4 pounds.
Caguas, Puerto Rico’s Alamo makes his fourth appearance on the Telemundo circuit including his third straight headliner at this venue. His previous two outings both went to the scorecards, including a 10-round decision over Salvador Briceno this past August.
Mexico City’s Moran looks to rebound from a crushing 7th round knockout at the hands of unbeaten Devin Haney this past May. Haney has since captured an interim lightweight title.
The winner of Friday’s bout could be in line for a future title shot of their own. The event’s main attraction has been dubbed as part of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Tournament of Champions, with the other side of the bracket coming one night later in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Whomever prevails on Friday will be groomed for a showdown versus Saturday’s winner between unbeaten Puerto Rican knockout artist Danielito Zorrilla (12-0, 10KOs) and Mexico’s Jesus Antonio Perez (23-3, 18KOs), with the bout due to take place in the first quarter of 2020.
Also on hand for Friday’s show in non-participatory capacity is seven-division titlist Amanda Serrano. The Brooklyn-bred Boricua southpaw will be honored by the WBO prior to the main event, in celebration of her recent featherweight title win over previously unbeaten Heather Hardy. The feat marked her sixth WBO title claimed in having won belts in seven weight divisions in all. Her feat is among all female boxers as well as all boxers in general from Puerto Rico, regardless of gender.
Also on the card, former welterweight contender Fredrick Lawson (27-2, 21KOs) hopes to pick up the pieces of his suddenly fledging career as he faces Puerto Rico’s Carlos Winston Velasquez in a scheduled six-round affair. Ghana’s Lawson weighed a career heaviest 151.4 pounds for his first fight since a stunning knockout loss at the hands of Juan Ruiz this past March.
His previous defeat came in a title eliminator, when he was stopped in 10 rounds by Keita Obara in Nov. 2015.
Yomar Alamo, 139.4 lbs. vs. Antonio Moran, 139.4 lbs.—10 rds, super lightweight
Emmanuel Morales, 136.4 lbs. vs. Arturs Ahmetovs, 136.6 lbs.—6 rds.. lightweight
Frederick Lawson, 151.4 lbs. vs. Carlos Velazquez, 148.6 lbs.—6 rds., welterweight
Luis Melendez, 127.6 lbs. vs. Christian Esquivel, 131.6 lbs.—6 rds., welterweight
Jose Ocasio, 112.6 lbs. vs. Gabriel Bernardi, 115 lbs.—6 rds., welterweight
Jostin Ortiz-Maysonett, 125.6 lbs. vs. Rheno Nieto, 124 lbs.—6 rds., welterweight
Deron Thompson, 142.6 lbs. vs. Ivan Reyes, 140 lbs.—6 rds., welterweight
Dominique Francis, 123.8 lbs. vs. Isau Dueñez, 122.6 lbs.—6 rds., welterweight
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox