WHY IS DEONTAY WILDER BEING BURIED ON MEXICAN OFF-TV UNDERCARDS?
Press Release: Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson starts off his 2013 campaign against Nicaragua's Moises Castro in a 130-pound twelve rounder that will be televised on Fox Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico on Saturday, January 19th from Villa Hermosa, Mexico. Plus, Mexican featherweights throw down when Celaya's Robinson Castellanos takes on Sonora's Edgar Ramirez, also over a dozen heats. Off TV, undefeated heavyweight Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder takes on Matt Greer (15-8) of Missouri in an eight-round fight and unbeaten Ivan Morales battles Guasave's Patricio Camacho (13-7-1, 10 KO's) in an eight-round bantamweight bout.
Thompson (24-2, 22 KO's) hopes to keep his nine-fight knockout streak intact. Having gone four for four in 2012 including a win over former ex-titlst Jorge "El Nino De Oro" Linares, the 29-year-old Thompson faces 34-year-old southpaw Moises "La Cobra" Castro (29-19-4, 13 KO's), the winner of two straight.
30-year-old Robinson "Robin Hood" Castellanos (16-9, 10 KO's) had a rough start to his professional career in 2002, but by the time he knocked out Hugo Morales in December of 2010, he had turned the corner, kicking off an eight-fight winning streak.
Fellow veteran Edgar "Pito" Ramirez (13-6, 12 KO's) has won ten in a row, a string that includes nine knockout wins, all in four rounds or less.