Zanfer Looking To Promote Multiple Fights In June
Slowly but surely, boxing is looking to make its way back to North America. Zanfer Promotions has a plan in place to hold boxing events throughout the month of June.
According to ESPN, Zanfer Promotions President Fernando Beltran has fighters in mind for locations to be determined. It is unknown if the events will have any fans in the arena to watch the bouts. Several fighters featured will be from Mexico.
“I think we’re all thirsty for Mexican talent and live fights,” Beltran stated. “We’re going through with live fights, and I think we have the opportunity to do something huge. I will tell our fans that I’m a man dedicated to this sport I so love, and more than anything [I’m] dedicated to our fans who have provided us with so many moments of glory.”
The headlining bouts would be:
- June 6: Emanuel Navarrete taking on Pedro Campa. Navarrete’s WBO Junior-Featherweight Title is not expected to be on the line.
- June 13: Omar Aguilar taking on Jackie Nava
- June 20: Luis Nery taking on Alan David Picasso. Nery had his March 28 fight with Aaron Alameda postponed as a result of the coronavirus.
- June 27: Miguel Berchelt taking on Elwin Soto. Berchelt’s WBC Super-Featherweight Title and Soto’s WBO Junior-Flyweight Title will not be on the line.
This comes after Nicaragua hosted an event with fans inside an arena.
Navarrete was rumored to be the first fighter back in action. The bouts could take place at the TV Azteca studios in Mexico City. Zanfer will look to comply with the WBO on health and safety guidelines provided as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Beltran continued to praise boxing fans for being patient as they continue to find ways to bring boxing back into their lives, one step at a time.