Sanchez & Duran
Courtesy Chiquita Gonzalez Promotions
April 4, 2023, Mexico City, MX – – In the main event on Wednesday April 5, in Mexico City, heavy-handed Carlos Sanchez will attempt to take the “0” away from undefeated Alexander Duran in a ten-round junior lightweight bout. The six-round co-feature is a battle for Mexico City bragging rights between hometown bantamweights Brandon Reyes and Abraham Arreola. The card will be streamed live on ProBox TV beginning at 9 pm ET.
The event is being promoted by Marquez Promotions, Chiquita Gonzalez Promotions and ProBox Promotions.
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10 Rounds Jr. Welterweights
Carlos “Tiburon” Sanchez_____vs____________Alexander Duran
Baja California, Mexico___________________Panama City, Panama
23-1, 19 KOs___________________________________21-0, 7 KOs
142.6 lbs._______________________________________ 144.2 lbs
Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez, 23-1-19 KOs, was born and raised in Baja California, Mexico. He was in Juan Manuel Marquez’ camp helping him train for Tim Bradley. The tenty-seven-year-old made his pro debut in 2016. His first eight bouts were stoppage victories then one decision win the eight more won by stoppage. His sole loss came in March 2022 against Pedro Campa, which vaulted Campa to a match against Teofimo Lopez. Carlos got back on the winning track in October with a seventh round knockout win.
Carlos Sanchez: “I know my opponent in a lefty and likes to fight from a distance. My last opponent was also lefty and I finished that in the 7th. I hit with both hands but because he is lefty my right will be most important. My plan is to connect the punches – start with the body then go to the head. I’ll have to go to the body to overcome his reach advantage. If he comes with pressure it will make me work harder otherwise I will feel him out. I prepared to the high altitude by working real hard and running and high intensity trainiing. I got the call couple weeks ago for this particular fight but had been training for a couple months. The work I have done in training has prepared me for the win. I am sure of my preparedness but not overconfident. In the loss to Campa I hurt my arm – I threw a punch and my forearm hit his head and broke the radius – tunred out it was a stress fracture and they had to stop it in the 3rd. I’m very excited to fight in Mexico City and my one-year-old daughter will be ringside to watch.”
Alexander Duran, 21-0-7 KOs, born and raised in Panama City, Panama. The 30-year-old made pro debut in 2011. On May 4, 2018 won the IBF Latino Super Lightweight title with a 4th round TKO. In His next fight, on November 27, 2018, he won the IBA World Super Lightweight title with undanimous decision win over Adrian Estrella. Duran has three children.
Duran: “I have been training 3 months for this fight. I trained on Boquete mountain to prepare for the high altitude. I know Sanchez is a good fighter and I prepared for a good fight. I prepared on everything but focused on speed and strength. I sparred 12 sessions of 4 rounds while in Panama. I can’t tell you exactly what I’m going to do but i want to look good and put on a good fight. I do my talking in the ring. I’ve had probelms getting fights over the past few years but now I have support and that’s why i am fighting now. Over that time I continued to stay inthe gym and train and be ready, therefore I have had no problems with rust and no weight problems. I also did pool training with my brother who is a physical trainer.”
6 Rounds Bantamweights
Brandon “King” Reyes_______vs____________Abraham Arreola
Mexico City, Mexico________________________Mexico City, Mexico
6-0-1, 2 KOs_____________________________________5-2-4 KO
118 lbs._________________________________________117.3 lbs
Brandon “King” Reyes, (6-0-1, 2 KOs), from Mexico City, Mexico, won the first six fights of his pro career. His last bout, against rugged veteran Luis Castro, was Reye’ toughest opponent to date and it ended in a majority draw. He has been training with Nacho Berestain for eight years.
Brandon: “I was inactive for two years due to lack of support. I kept training but could get no fights. Many times I would be ready then the fight would cancel last minute. I know it’s not good being inactive. There are more than sixty fighters in the gym all looking for fights. I knew I I knew I had to stay focused and be ready because eventually the time would come. Now the Marquez brothers are looking out for me. My last fight I thought I won the fight. The judges obviously saw some other stuff so I had to go back into the gym and improve. I learned that I cannot leave the fight in the judges hands. I don’t know much about Arreola I will just do the work from what we practiced in the gym. My LEFT HOOK is my biggest punch – I like to take my time and jab and wait for the right moment, so I’m more of a boxer in that way. When I get too excited i just throw punches so I have to watch that. My mom and dad and my big sister will all be at ringside.”
Abraham Arreola (5-2, 4 KOs) is from Mexico City, Mexico. The 20-year-old made his pro debut on May 28, 2021 and won his first three fights by TKO stoppages. His last fight was a draw.
Arreola: – “We worked on speed and physical condition and plan to implement everything we woked on to get the win. Don’t know much about my opponent at all. My style is a little bit of everything and I consider myself a boxer-puncher and my best and biggest punch is my overhand left. The last fight was a draw – they stole the fight from me. I have to look for the KO and not leave it in judges hands – lesson learned. My whole family will be at ringside to watch me.”
10 Rounds Lightweights
Eduardo “Lalo” Martinez______vs_________Rogaciano Guerrero
Mexico, Mexico___________________________Guerrero, Mexico
10-1-7 KOs___________________________________ 6-2-1, 5 KOs
152.1 lbs.________________________________________152.1 lbs
Eduardo “Lalo” Martinez, (10-1, 7 KOs) is a southpaw and fights out of Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. He began his pro career in September 2019 and won his first six bouts by knockout. He then lost a bout by a razor thin, majority decision. Eduardo is currently on a four-fight win streak.
Guerrero just added as new opponent.
Eduardo – It’s complicated not knowing if I am going to fight or not three days before the fight. I have to watch what I eat and dring because I have to be ready. Having a fight fall thru can happen to anyone so I can’t be mad. I’ve been preparing for over a month for a Napoles fight. My dad will be in my corner. My family and friends will all be at the fight. My only loss was a very close fight against a guy with a lot of experience. I had only been fighting 4 & 6 round fights and he was fighting 8 round fights. I learned ring maturity in that fight. I had to reorganize my strategy to be able to adjust for anything. I cannot prepare for a specific strategy.