Telemundo Boxing Event Set For Feb. 24 From Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay
PALM BAY, FL – The premier boxing program in U.S. Spanish television, Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford, will kick off its 2017 season on Friday, February 24 with “Showdown at the Bay VI” from the Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida.
The main event will feature another classic in the rivalry of Mexico vs. Puerto Rico when WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight Champion Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City defends his title against Carlos “The Kid” Narvaez of Manati, Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds.
Rodriguez, ranked No. 4 in the WBO, will be making his ninth appearance on this series in two years and brings a record of 15-3, with four knockouts. Narvaez is the current WBC FECARBOX champion, ranked No. 15 in the WBO and brings a perfect record of 15-0, with six knockouts.
Also in action, Rio 2016 Olympians Jr. Lightweight Teofimo Lopez of Davie, Florida will be making his second pro bout; and Bantamweight Antonio Vargas of Kissimmee, Florida will be making his pro debut. Their opponents are still to be announced.
“Showdown at the Bay VI” will be held at the Tony Rosa Community Center, located at 1502 Port Malabar Boulevard NE in Palm Bay. The event will feature six bouts and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m., with the first fight at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale by calling (321) 952-3443. They will also be available at the door on the night of event.
The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc., in association with Telemundo Deportes, Florida’s Space Coast and The City of Palm Bay. The Lopez and Vargas fight will be in association with Top Rank and Rodriguez-Narvaez with Promociones Miguel Cotto.
The main event will be televised live at 11:35 p.m. on Telemundo. The spring series will continue March 3 and 10 from Carpa Astros in Mexico City, and March 17 from A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.