Mendez and Velasco make weight for Saturday’s WBC Latino Super Lightweight Title
The Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Pojoaque, New Mexico played host Friday afternoon to Sampson Boxing, and Holmes Boxing’s “Mexico vs. Argentina: Countries Collide” weigh-in. The boxing card, which will take place Saturday evening at the venue, is headlined by a 10-round, WBC Latino Welterweight championship bout betweenArgentina’s Juan Jose Velasco (19-0, 9 KOs) and Mexico’s Juan Garcia Mendez (19-2-2, 12 KOs).
At least three of the bouts, including the main event and co-main event, will be televised live internationally on TyC Sports, channel 469 on DirecTv in the United States.
The two promoters will be donating $1 from every ticket sold to the event to victims of the recent Mexico City earthquake. The donations will be matched by five-times thanks by Mexico billionaire. As of the weigh-in, 70 tickets were left for the show. Fights are expected to begin at 5:30pmMT. The televised portion of the card starts promptly at 8pmMT.
Full weigh-in results:
Main Event: Juan Jose Velasco (16-0) 140lb. vs.Juan Garcia Mendez (19-2-2) 139.8lb. for vacant WBC Latino Super Lightweight Title
Co-Main Event: Argentina’s Roman Ruben Reynoso (20-1-2) 124.8lb. vs. Albuquerque’s Jose Osorio (8-3-1) 124.7lb.
TV Swing Bout: Española’s Antonio Martinez (8-2-4) 140.2lb. vs. El Paso, TX Gabriel Gutierrez (4-6) 138.6lb.
TV Bout: Rio Rancho’s Bryant McClain (4-0-1) 159.3lb. vs. Albuquerque’s Ambrocio Bautista (2-1) — according to the promotion Bautista did not appear at the weigh-in.
Santo Domingo Pueblo’s Aaron Martinez (3-1) 127.9lb.
vs. Hobbs’ Ricardo Reyes (0-1) 125.7lb.
Española’s Leanna Martinez (Debut) 110.4lb.
vs. Belen’s Brittney Horton (Debut) 107.7lb.
Belen’s Derek Perez (0-6) 137lb.
vs. Albuquerque’s George Roybal (0-3) 136.4
Las Vegas, NV’s Kevin Johnson (3-0) 141.7lb.
vs. El Paso’s Shem Prieto (0-2) 146.3lb.