Derrieck Cuevas travels to Panama to tackle Alberto Mosquera on Aug. 4


Derrieck Cuevas will headline the subsequent All Star Boxing card in a struggle in opposition to Alberto Mosquera on August 4, promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. introduced Tuesday. The ten-round bout will happen on the Coliseo de Combates in Mosquera’s hometown of Panama Metropolis, Panama.

The Cuevas-Mosquera struggle will stream reside on ESPN+ in america and on ESPN Knockout all through Latin America.

“We’re pleased to be again in Panama Metropolis after a profitable present this previous April 14,” mentioned Zabala. “This collection billed (as) Panama Battle Evening II is one thing we proceed to develop with the return of power-puncher Derrieck Cuevas, who’s making noise within the talent-filled welterweight division.”

Cuevas (25-1-1, 17 knockouts), who resides in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, fought on the April 14 card, knocking out once-beaten Damian Rodriguez within the second spherical. Cuevas has gained his final two fights since struggling the one blemish of his profession by the hands of Damian Bonelli by cut up resolution in December 2020.

The 28-year-old Cuevas believes Mosquera is in the best way as he makes an attempt to enter the higher echelon of the 147-pound division.

“Mosquera likes to speak quite a bit, me however, I converse with my punches,” mentioned Cuevas. “I’m excited to headline this occasion. Count on a giant efficiency from me on August 4.”

The 36-year-old Mosquera (28-5-2, 16 KOs) defeated journeyman Leonardo Espinal by unanimous resolution in his final bout on February 24. The win over Espinal passed off nearly eight months after shedding by knockout to Diego Carmona.

Mosquera has misplaced to Rashidi Ellis, which passed off in June 2018, and to Charlie Navarro and Sammy Vasquez.

“What we like about this struggle is (that) a win offers me a world rating once more,” mentioned Mosquera. “Final struggle, after (Mosquera) knocked out my accomplice, I stepped within the ring to name him out as a result of these are the kinds of challenges (I) like.”

Within the co-feature, fringe bantamweight contender Azael Villar (19-2-3, 15 KOs) of 24 de Diciembre, Panama will face an opponent to be decided in a eight-round bout.

The 29-year-old Villar was knocked out by once-beaten prospect Ayumu Hanada within the seventh spherical of his final bout on January 6, snapping a five-bout profitable streak.

5 extra bouts will spherical out the All Star Boxing card.


Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He may be reached at [email protected]


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