Cintron to face Lujan in February?

30/10/2004

Cintron to face Lujan in February?

From press reports: When Main Events announced its new boxing series on ESPN, its vice president, Carl Moretti said he hoped Kermit Cintron would be ready to appear on the February installment of the monthly series. While the speed with which Cintron's injured hand heals will ultimately determine whether the welterweight slugger can meet Moretti's timetable, the identity of his opponent apparently been decided.  Argentinian writer Edgar Rosani reports from the WBO convention in Florida that Cintron's next opponent will be Sebastian Andres Lujan.  Cintron is the WBO interim titlist at welterweight and Boxingtalk rates him #4 in the division behind only Cory Spinks, Vernon Forrest, who is moving up to 154 pounds, and Zab Judah.  Lujan is rated #12 by Boxingtalk and boasts a 21-1-1 record with the loss and draw coming early in his career.  Lujan's only bout outside of his native Argentina was his most impressive result, an October 2003 KO of Paolo Roberto in Finland.