Diego Carmona faces Alberto Mosquera on Friday in Mexico Metropolis

Junior middleweight prospect Diego Carmona will sq. off in opposition to Alberto Mosquera Friday night time on the Foro Centenario in his hometown of Mexico Metropolis. The ten-round bout will air dwell on EstrellaTV (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).

At Thursday’s weigh-in, Carmona weighed in at 153.66 kilos. Mosquera weighed 152.56.

Promoter Ricardo Maldonado has been Carmona’s promoter over his final 4 bouts, all victories. Maldonado has been impressed with Carmona’s growth during the last a number of months and is assured Carmona can move the primary actual check of his younger profession.

“Diego is a really proficient fighter and has performed very nicely in latest fights,” Maldonado advised The Ring earlier this week. “We imagine he is able to face the likes of Alberto Mosquera, who can be a robust check, however we’re assured that Diego can do nicely Friday night time.”

Carmona (11-1, 9 knockouts) final fought on December 17, knocking out Luis Ramos Toala within the opening spherical. His solely setback was a knockout loss to Christian Gomez in December 2019.

The 23-year-old has defeated three unbeaten fighters, however will take a major step-up in opposition when he faces Mosquera, who resides in Curundu, Panama.

Mosquera (27-4-2 1 NC, 16 KOs) defeated once-beaten Abel Mina by unanimous resolution in his final bout on October 15. He has received his final two fights since a choice loss to unbeaten welterweight contender Rashidi Ellis. 

The 35-year-old suffered two setbacks in 2014, shedding by knockout to each former world title challenger Charlie Navarro and to fringe contender Sammy Vasquez. 

Within the co-feature, Brandon Jimenez (6-0, 2 KOs) will face Daniel Romero (5-12) in an eight-round flyweight bout. 

Jorge Ascanio (6-0-1, 5 KOs) will sq. off in opposition to Gerardo Mendez (3-1-1, 1 KO) in a six-round conflict between junior featherweights who reside in Mexico Metropolis.

Featherweight Takumu Hosooka (2-0, 1 KO), who’s initially from Japan and now lives and trains in Mexico Metropolis, will face Mexico Metropolis’s Leonardo Vargas (4-1, 1 KO) in a four-round bout.

Kentavias Slay (2-0) of Mesquite, Texas will sq. off in opposition to Erick Fuentes (2-2) of Mexico Metropolis in a four-round flyweight bout.

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 might be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

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