All Star Boxing Kicks off 2023 Season with High-Stakes Triple Crown International Card
All Star Boxing has announced the launch of their 2023 season with an exciting triple header set to take place in Panama City on April 14th. The event will feature three title fights, including a main event clash between world ranked contenders Gerardo Zapata and Carlos Ortega.
Zapata, currently ranked WBO #13, will be facing local fan favorite Ortega, who is ranked #12 in both the WBA and WBO. The 10-round bout is set to take place at the Coliseo de Combates Pandeportes and will air live on ESPN+ (USA/Canada) & ESPN Knockout (LatAm).
Felix “Tuto” Zabala, President of All Star Boxing, expressed his excitement about returning to Panama City after 18 years. “It’s only right to celebrate the anniversary of the show with a high-stakes, triple crown international card," he said.
In addition to the main event, the co-feature will be a 10-round WBA FEDECENTRO welterweight fight between Derrieck Cuevas of Puerto Rico and Damien Rodriguez, a Cuban residing in Panama City. Cuevas, a former WBA Fedelatin champion, recently signed with All Star Boxing and will be defending the belt he won in December of 2022.
The third title fight of the night will be an 8-round tilt for the vacant WBC Fecarbox light heavyweight title. Cuban prospect Yunior “Bronco Man” Menendez, who boasts a record of 6-0 with 5 KO’s, will take on Juan Carlos Chavarria of Costa Rica, who also has an impressive record of 6-1 with 6 KO’s.
This high-stakes, triple crown international card promises to be an exciting start to All Star Boxing’s 2023 season. Fans around the world will be tuning in to watch these top-ranked contenders battle it out in the ring.