October fifth, 2021
A lot is at stake for Manuel “El Meno” Gallegos (18-1, 15 KOs) when he takes on Gabriel “Drago” Lopez (10-5-1, 7 KOs) within the October 14th RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS 51 essential occasion at Auditorio Benito Juarez in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Introduced by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, in affiliation with De La O Promotions, Kochul Professional and World Cup Boxing Collection, will stream dwell and completely on UFC FIGHT PASS, the world’s main digital subscription service for fight sports activities, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. To join UFC FIGHT PASS, please go to www.ufcfightpass.com.
RJJ Boxing can even promote one other professional present, UFC FIGHT PASS 52, the next night on the identical venue, additionally streaming dwell on UFC FIGHT PASS, headlined by undefeated Santiago “Somer” Dominguez (24-0, 10 KOs) versus Jesus “Chino” Rubio (13-4-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-round bout.
Arguably the most effective Mexican tremendous middleweight outdoors of Saul Canelo” Alvarez, Gallegos must defeat Lopez to take care of his standing in Mexican boxing, in addition to place himself for a showdown towards undefeated Guatemalan Lester Martinez (9-0, 9 KOs), who makes his first WBO Latino Tremendous Middleweight title protection towards within the 10-round co-featured occasion versus Cuban challenger, Raiko Santana (8-2, 5 KOs).
“After ‘Canelo,’ proper now, I’m the most effective tremendous middleweight of Mexico, certainly,” Gallegos mentioned. “If he (Martinez) and I each win, it’ll be a giant struggle for me. I’m solely concentrating on Lopez struggle now. I don’t take into consideration Lester or no matter, simply Lopez, for now, as a result of it’s going to be a extremely laborious struggle for me.
“I really feel he’ll begin quick, wanting me to really feel his energy, however I’m able to go to battle proper now. Will probably be a brawl and I don’t imagine this struggle goes the space.”
Gallegos is a scholar of Mexican boxing, idolized greats similar to Julio Cesar Chavez, St. Juan Manuel Marquez, and Erik Morales. “El Meno” is coming off a formidable 10-round unanimous choice win over Kevin Newman II (11-2-1) this previous June, additionally on an RJJ Boxing card that streamed dwell on UFC FIGHT PASS. The one loss on Gallegos’ professional document is to Oziel Santoya Bravo (10-1-1) a 12 months in the past.
“I’m too younger to have watched Chavez Sr.,” Gallegos concluded. “I by no means noticed him struggle, however my dad informed me he was the most effective. I noticed his fights on YouTube. I noticed Marquez struggle and admired his warrior coronary heart, self-discipline, and approach. Morales at all times introduced nice fights for followers.”
Additionally scheduled to struggle Oct. 14th on RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS is WBC Youth Council Silver Light-weight Champion Luis “Koreano” Torres (12-0, 8 KOs), who might be combating in seventh straight look on RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS. The 19-year-old Torres faces Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (19-11, 14 KOs) in a 10-round, non-title struggle. The battle-tested Avila has fought world champions Gervonta Davis and Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr.
And the most recent member of the famed Montiel boxing household, 19-year-old undefeated light-weight prospect Jorgo “Jorgito” Lugo Cota (4-0, 4 KOs), who meets Edgar Almeda (4-2-1, 3 KOs) in his first slated 6-round bout.