Jose Felix Jr. (38-4-1) will have an experienced opponent on April 24, when he faces experienced Adalberto “Terrible” Borquez (30-21-1) in a ten-round battle in the super lightweight division in the Boxing Club Promotions featured bout to be held at the PTV Arena, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico.
The Mochitense boxer has embarked on a strong comeback in his career, after his loss to Isaac “Pit-bull” Cruz in 2018 and a two-year hiatus. Josesito returned in November 2020 and showed that he still has quality to spare.
“When we are young, everything becomes easier for us; I have learned in this time many things that have cost me a lot. Today, thanks to God, we are being given a new opportunity in Boxing and we are going to take it more seriously, with experience and without making the mistakes of before,” said the once world title challenger.
Félix spent a good part of his career abroad and became a challenger to the WBA world championship in 2014.
“The main thing is to win the next fight and then fight again in the United States, and to get closer to another shot at a world title,” he concluded.
Josesito’s last performance was a second-round TKO against Jesús Laguna from Sonora.
The event titled “King’s Return” will start at 4:00 PM Pacific. The complete card will be available live on FITE TV and via taped delay in LATV thought its renowned World Class Boxing series.
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have announced the signing of Team USA member Khalil Coe.
Coe will make his professional debut on the undercard of Devin Haney’s WBC World Lightweight title defense against Jorge Linares at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Saturday May 29, live worldwide on DAZN.
The 24 year old, who will be guided by comanagers Keith Connolly and David McWater, hit the headlines when he knocked out Cuba’s 2016 Olympic gold medal man Julio Cesar La Cruz in June 2018 on his first international assignment.
The Jersey City talent will debut at Light-Heavyweight with a view to moving down to 168lbs, and he’s thrilled to be joining the paid ranks and is ready to make a big impact.
“This is what I’ve been working for and to be able to have Matchroom behind me makes it even better,” said Coe. “I cannot wait to put on a show and give the boxing world what they’ve been waiting for.
“I want to thank Keith Connolly, David McWater and Eddie Hearn for making this possible, and I am excited to start my journey on May 29.”
“Khalil is a real talent, and I am delighted to add him to the team,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “A big puncher with an interesting story and a good team behind him, there’s nothing to stop Khalil from making a big impact in the sport, and it’s going to be great to see him develop with Matchroom and DAZN.”
Thompson Boxing Promotions’ lightweight prospect, George “El YuYu” Acosta (10-1, 1 KO), returns Sunday, April 18th, at the Omega Products Event Center in Corona, California, as part of TBP 3.2.1 event. The co-main event bout, scheduled for 6-rounds, will showcase Acosta vs. Reymond “RoboCop” Yanong (11-6-1, 9 KOs).
The free stream will air live on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and YouTube pages. 3.2.1. Boxing will take place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA, and will start at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.
Here is what George Acosta had to say about his upcoming fight, training camp and more.
On recent training camp:
“My training camp was in solid. Since my only loss in my career, I am on a three-fight winning streak, including a win over an undefeated fighter, and after Sunday I will be on a four-fight winning streak. I am ready for big names and big fights. I plan to push myself against the best and this camp showed where I’m at in terms of maturity, and growth in the gym.”
On his upcoming bout:
“I am facing a fighter with nearly twice as many professional fights as myself, so I am fighting against someone with a lot of experience. I am expecting to have to show every aspect of my boxing ability in this fight and am ready for whatever he brings.”
On what this win will do for his career:
“This win should get me in the mix with another up-and-comer or contender. I want to get a world title shot and to do that I have to keep fighting tough opponents. I am looking to put on a great performance and put myself in the position to get a main event fight in the future.”
On Fighting on 3.2.1 Boxing events:
“I really love fighting on Thompson Boxing 3.2.1 Boxing cards. I want to thank my promoter Ken Thompson and Alex Camponovo for bringing me back on this card, and I’m going to perform at a high level for the fans watching.”