Las Vegas, NM’s Arturo Crespin matched against Arizona’s Joey Ruelas in Co-Main Event
The recently renovated McKernan Event Center, more commonly known as the “South Valley Sports Complex” in southwest Albuquerque, New Mexico, will play host to a WBC USNBC Welterweight title fight between hometowner Josh Torres and Phoenix, Arizona’s Jose Marrufo.
For Torres (13-3-1, 6KOs), this marks the second time he has received the opportunity to
challenge for a minor WBC belt, the last coming in November 2013 against Dusty Hernandez-Harrison for WBC Youth Silver welterweight title at the Madison Square Garden Theater.
The bout will be a large leap in competition for Marrufo (4-2-1) who after starting his career 0-2-1 has won his last four fights, against 7-16-3 competition.
Despite having a unevenly matched main event, a very competitive middleweight match-up in the co-main event has been scheduled as the tough Arturo Crespin (11-3-1, 4KOs) will face the grimy and talented Joey Ruelas (8-1-1, 3KOs).
Crespin will be making his 2014 debut on this card and will be looking to make his win streak two straight.
Ruelas, who according to a source, secretly battled strep throat during his last training camp in the lead up to his first loss in July, if not already, should be known by New Mexicans. In 2003, Ruelas handed Siju Shabazz, considered one of the greatest amateur boxers of all-time from New Mexico, his first professional loss last September.
Also expected on the card, a super featherweight bout between Albuquerqueans Alex Holguin and Marcel Cloud and featherweight bout between Albuquerque’s Jose Osorio and Belen’s Gene Perez
The card, dubbed “Battle at the Sunset” is being promoted by Chavez Promotions and Crespin Promotions and is expected to seat about 900.
Tickets run between $25-$75 and can be purchased by calling Isabel Chavez at 505-362-4280.