Boxing returns to South Florida on Friday, July 12th at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Boxeo Telemundo will air the show, with a ten-round welterweight main event featuring a Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown, as welterweight Derrieck Cuevas of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (21-0-1, 14 KOs) faces his toughest challenge to date, Mexico's Jesus Alberto “Barretero” Beltran of Los Mochis (17-2-2, 10 KOs). Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com.
A hard-punching 24 year-old, Cuevas was last seen in May scoring a wide unanimous decision over Ghanaian veteran Albert Mensah. Cuevas.said, “this is my first time headlining on a national stage, and I want to show all my fans that I’m worthy of a world title opportunity after this fight.”
Jesus Alberto Beltran, 30, hails from a boxing family. He is the older brother of super featherweight contender Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran Jr. “I want to thank All Star Boxing for giving me the opportunity to come to the U.S. and showcase my talent,” said Beltran. “I will be victorious come July 12th. I look forward to fighting on the Telemundo network for years to come.”
“This will be another great show at this fantastic venue,” said Henry Rivalta, Director of Boxing Operations for The Heavyweight Factory. “Derrieck Cuevas is becoming a player at 147 pounds and that means taking on tough opponents like Beltran from Mexico. The winner of this fight will almost certainly gain a world ranking and be closing in on a title shot. It’s going to be a terrific match-up between two fighters with their futures on the line.”
Six more exciting bouts are being scheduled. On fight night, the Hard Rock Event Center doors open at 6 p.m., and the action starts at 7 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is located at 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood, Fla.