Valero and Linares share spotlight in final PPV of 2007


Valero and Linares share spotlight in final PPV of 2007

 Two of boxing’s electric, young champions, Edwin Valero and Jorge Linares will be defending their titles in “Cancun Night of Champions” Saturday December 15th at the Plaza de Toros in beautiful Cancun, Mexico LIVE on DirecTV, Dish Network, and In Demand Pay-Per-View (Suggested Retail Price $29.95) with coverage beginning at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Both fighters are promoted by Teiken Promotions.  “It is a pleasure and honor to be able to present this show to the world live via Pay-Per-View from the historic Plaza de Toro in Cancun, Mexico. Proud to be co-promoting with Lou DiBella and Pepe Gomez, this promotion features two of Teiken’s undefeated Champions,” said Akihiko Honda, president of Teiken Promotions.


Undefeated WBA Super Featherweight Champion Edwin “Dinamita” Valero (22-0, 22 KO’s) defends his belt as he goes up against Zaid “El Exterminador” Zavaleta (17-2-2, 9 KO’s) in the main event.  The Venezuelan southpaw Valero, just 25 years old, packs a monstrous punch and has been showcased by Teiken throughout South America and Japan.  In his last fight, Valero scored an eighth round knockout over Nobuhito Honmo (29-5-2, 5 KO’s) in Tokyo on May 3, 2007.  Zavaleta, a native of Mexico, has scored two consecutive knockout wins over Gabriel Rojas and Cristian Favela.


The night’s co-feature bout will be an explosive battle between 22 year old undefeated WBC Featherweight Champion Jorge “Golden Boy” Linares (24-0, 15 KO’s) defending his title against Mexican WBC number one contender Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz (22-6-2, 9 KO’s).  Linares, like Valero, is Venezuelan, lives in Tokyo and is promoted by Teiken. The quick boxer has fought in front of fans in South America, the Far East, and once in the U.S.  That one bout was his most recent, where he knocked out Oscar Larios (59-6-1, 37 KO’s) on July 21, 2007 in Las Vegas to claim the vacant WBC Featherweight title.  A week earlier, Linares’ opponent in Cancun, Diaz, earned the title shot when he won a decision over Elio Rojas (19-1, 13 KO’s) in a WBC eliminator in Mexico.


A loaded undercard is highlighted by Puerto Rican rising star Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. (9-0, 8 KO’s).  The undefeated featherweight is the talented son of super bantamweight boxing legend Wilfredo Vasquez (56-9-2, 41 KO’s). 


Also featured will be a WBC Featherweight Eliminator between Mexican Rudy Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KO’s) and hard hitting Japanese veteran Naoki Matsuda (28-7-3, 11 KO’s).  This is a rematch of what was a sensational fight on March 31, 2007 in Cancun where Matsuda knocked out Lopez in the fifth round.


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