- WBO #4 Angel Fierro Tops Matchroom’s Latest Mexico Show
- Fierro Faces Unheralded Mexican Southpaw Brayan Zamarripa
- Fierro vs Zamarripa Undercard And Other Important Details
Angel Fierro continues to hammer on the door for a World title shot, and he’ll look to add more weight to those claims when he defends his WBO NABO Lightweight title against Brayan Zammaripa.
Fierro (21-1-2 17 KOs) is sitting pretty at #4 with the WBO, and the 25-year-old gets a hometown outing as he looks to build on his growing reputation for exciting performances.
‘Tashiro’ was at his explosive best in his last outing with multiple knockdowns leading to a seventh-round stoppage win over Eduardo Estela in Culiacan – a fifth KO in his last six fights – and a run he’ll be looking to improve upon against Zammaripa (13-1 4 KOs), the Baja California man who has recorded ten wins on the bounce since his sole defeat in 2016.
“I am very happy to return to my home Tijuana,” said Fierro. “But I am even more excited because I am very close to a World Title fight. I’m very focused on giving a great show to my people.”
“This is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for, for a long time,” said Zammaripa. “I respect Tashiro, but this is my moment. I’m coming to his neighbourhood, but this is my territory. Civil War is coming September 15 and I’m leaving with Tashiro’s belt. Viva Mexico.
Fierro vs Zamarripa UK Time, Fight Date, TV Channel
Date: Friday, September 15
Venue: Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Mexico
TV Channel: DAZN
UK Time: 1 am BST (8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT)
Ring Walks: 4 am BST (11 pm ET/ 8 pm PT)
Fierro vs Zamarripa Undercard
Erika Cruz (15-2 3 KOs) will return to action on the card following her thrilling battle with Amanda Serrano for the undisputed Featherweight crown in New York in February, and ‘Dinamita’ will look to get back on the path to regaining her World champion status over ten rounds against Melissa Oddessa Parker (6-1 2 KOs).
Australian featherweight Skye Nicolson (7-0) takes on Argentina’s Sabrina Maribel Perez (18-1-1, 2KOs) in her third fight of 2023. Nicolson and Perez clash for the WBC Interim title and the chance to be the mandatory challenger to Serrano.
Another Featherweight clash is on the card, but this time an All-Mexican men’s bout between undefeated prospect Kevin Barron Crespo (12-0) and Christian Olivo Barreda (20-1-1) over ten rounds. 20-year-old Crespo is in the biggest test to date and competes over ten rounds for the first time as he begins to target titles.
Diego Pacheco’s younger brother Federico Pacheco Jr (4-0) meets the fellow undefeated Carlos Cardenas (4-0) over four rounds at Heavyweight
Mexican National Champion Danitza Martinez debuts over four rounds at Bantamweight.