Cruz vs. Rios Headlines "CMX Boxeo de Campeones"


Cruz vs. Rios Headlines "CMX Boxeo de Campeones"

Press release: November 19,  LIVE from The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  Former WBC Continental Americas and WBC FECARBOX welterweight champion Jose Luis Cruz, 32-0-2 (27 KOs), from Santa Ana, CA, makes his second main event appearance on "CMX Boxeo de Campeones," when he rumbles with Sergio Rios, 14-0 (13 KOs), from Octolan, Mexico in the 10-round welterweight main event battle of unbeatens. Combined, their records are a sterling 46-0-2  (40 KOs). 

Boxing fans from around the world can catch all the action via a live internet stream, and access the replay, at for a monthly subscription fee of just $4.95.  The series airs every Friday night, beginning at 11 P.M. ET / 8 P.M. PT.  Subscribers will also be able to access archived fight footage and get behind-the-scenes interviews, previews and articles.  The broadcasts will be available in English and Spanish.   Newly elected World Boxing Hall of Fame induct, "The Colonel" Bob Sheridan, a veteran of more than 750 world title broadcasts, and former NFL All-Pro kicker and veteran sports announcer Benny Ricardo, will be handling the English broadcast's -- "CMX Champions of Boxing" -- blow-by-blow and color commentary, respectively.  The Spanish language feed of the broadcast  will feature former five-time world champion Manuel Medina providing the color commentary.  Boxing historian Bert Randolph Sugar, former editor of The Ring and Boxing Illustrated, and the author of more than 50 books, has signed on as CMXsports Senior Boxing Analyst At-Large, providing weekly columns to the CMXsports website and commentary to the broadcasts.  A new Sugar column, "Sugar 'N Spice," runs on every Friday. 

"CMX Champions of Boxing" is also televised on BEN Television, a free to air channel that covers all-over the Great Britain and Ireland markets and reaches more than seven million homes on the BSKYB platform on channel 184 Electronic Programme Guide in the UK alone.  BEN Television also reaches out to Western Europe and North Africa collectively reaching more than 30 million satellite accessible digital homes.           

Cruz captured the WBC FECARBOX title in 1999 via a 12-round decision over Arturo Castaneda. After successfully defending the title twice, Cruz won the Mexican welterweight title in 2000 by defeating Jose Luis Lizarraga -- a title he successfully defended three times -- and the WBC Continental Americas title by knocking out tough veteran Leonard Townsend, 36-2.  Cruz returns to the ring fresh off a third-round TKO of Dairo Jose Esalas on the July 30 edition of "CMX Boxeo de Campeones."  He is currently world-rated No. 14 by the WBC.

The six-bout undercard is headlined by a favorite of The Orleans, Adam Carrera, 15-1 (7 KOs), from Cathedral City, CA, returning off a career-best victory -- a sixth-round KO of Ruben Estanislao for the WBC FECARBOX superbantamweight title.  The victory has propelled Carrera to a world-rating of No. 14 in the WBC.  Carrera will face former world title challenger Ricardo Barajas, 23-3-1 (22 KOs), from Oxnard, CA, in a 10-round super bantamweight battle.

CMXsports and Guilty Boxing will produce 48 two-hour shows a year over a three-year period with two cards each month emanating from Las Vegas --The Orleans Hotel & Casino and the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.  The remaining two shows per month will be broadcast from different locations, including, southern California and Mexico.  Recent shows have emanated from Las Pulgas Club in Tijuana, Mexico.