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Carlos Canizales faces Jesus Silvestre on Thursday in Colombia

Carlos Canizales faces Jesus Silvestre on Thursday in Colombia

by Francisco Salazar

Carlos Canizales, who’s ranked No. 3 at junior flyweight by The Ring, will face Jesus Silvestre Thursday nighttime, a source verified to The Ring Wednesday morning. 

The 12-circular bout will take area at the Discoteca Kilymandiaro in Puerto Colombia, Colombia.

Canizales (22-0-1, 17 knockouts), who resides in Caracas, Venezuela, remaining fought on may additionally 26 of remaining year, defeating Japan’s Sho Kimura through unanimous resolution. Canizales may be making the third defense of the WBA “standard title, which he received by way of defeating Reiya Konishi by using unanimous resolution in March 2018.

The 27-12 months-old has only one blemish on his list, when he fought to a split-resolution draw towards then-titleholder Ryoichi Taguchi in 2016.

Silvestre (37-7, 26 KOs), who resides in Tepic, Mexico, has gained his closing six bouts because dropping with the aid of knockout to Juan Hernandez Navarrete in January 2016. The 31-year-old Silvestre twice challenged for a global title belt at 105 kilos, dropping close decisions to Hekkie Budler in February 2015 and to Rio Miyazaki in September 2013. 

challenging-hitting Franklin Manzanilla will rectangular off against Jose Alfaro in a ten-circular bout.

Manzanilla (18-6, 17 KOs), who’s originally from Venezuela and now resides in Barranquilla, Colombia, misplaced by using knockout to Azat Hovhannisyan in his remaining bout on September 5 of ultimate 12 months. Seven months earlier than the combat in opposition t Hovhannisyan, Manzanilla dropped then-WBC junior featherweight titleholder Rey Vargas, but lost by way of unanimous resolution. 

The Venezuela-born Alfaro (9-8-three, 7 KOs) is unbeaten in his closing four bouts.

Former amateur standout Gabriel Maestre (2-0, 2 KOs) of Venezuela, who knocked out former contender Diego Chaves in his remaining bout on December 19, will face Diego Vega Cota (16-four-1, 13 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico in a 10-circular bout. 

Two combatants who also reside and coach in Barranquilla will also combat on the card promoted via Alberto Agamez.

Fringe junior featherweight contender Jose Sanmartin will face Ricardo Roman (14-10-three, 5 KOs) of Gomez Palacio, Mexico in a ten-round bout.

Sanmartin (30-5-1, 20 KOs) has received 10 of his remaining 11 bouts with that loss coming by means of knockout to newly-crowned WBO featherweight titleholder Emanuel Navarrete in June 2018. 

Fringe welterweight contender Jeovannis Barraza (21-1, 14 KOs) will rectangular off against Jose Feria (24-9-1, 16 KOs) of Fundacion, Colombia in a ten-round bout. Barraza rebounded from his knockout loss to Maestre on July 6 of final 12 months to defeat Fernando Silva by way of majority decision on December 19. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring considering October of 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas due to the fact that 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) famous person newspaper. He can also be reached through e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing