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By Carlos Costa

Filipino Ardin Diale vs Mexican Juan "El Gallo" Estrada This Saturday in Hermosillo, M?xico
Fri, 22 Jun 2012

Filipino flyweight Ardin "The Spoiler" Diale (second from left) and Mexican rising star Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada (second from right) pose during yesterday's presscon announcing their coming non-title fight as one of the feature fights in the international boxing card this Saturday night (Sunday morning Manila Time) at the Multipurpose Center in Hermosillo, M?xico.

"The Spoiler" Diale (18-6-3, 5 KOs), who will battle Juan Francisco "El Gallo" ('The Rooster') Estrada in a 10 rounder, said during the presscon that he comes from the Philippines in excellent physical condition and that he "will talk with his gloves."

"I've come well prepared. We'll see who will be standing on his two feet when the fight is over," said the 23-year-old Filipino born in Malungon, Sarangani, who has been IBF Pan Pacific Youth flyweight king, a title he won by defeating Gensan's Lolito Sonsona at the Y?ares Sports Arena last December.

The tattooed Diale is also the current Filipino flyweight champion, a belt recently defended from Kalibo fighter Mhar Jhun Macahilig in last April in Bacolod.

Meanwhile, Mexican Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada (21-1, 16KOs) said that he really hopes that his pinoy opponent has come to M?xico with that winning set of mind:

"You all know me. I'm a strong fighter. So I hope that my opponent (Diale) comes well prepared with a mentality of victory because this Saturday I will go at him with everything I have got and I will win," said "El Gallo" Estrada.

"El Gallo" Estrada, 22, is a Mexican rising star who acheived success and popularity by winning the popular TV tournament "Campeon Azteca." "El Gallo" has also been the WBC Mundo Hispano flyweight champion.

The card titled "Boxeo Internacional," sponsored by Cerveza TECATE, is a presentation of PROMOSON and Zanfer Boxing and will be broadcast live by TV Azteca 7 La Casa del Boxeo.

During the presscon, the Hermosillo fight promoter commented to the audience:

"We are ready for this event which will showcase fights of top prospects of Sonora and you will see two of our future world champions: David S?nchez and Juan "El Gallo" Estrada. fights starts at 5:30pm. You'll see good talent displaying their best boxing."


In the mean event, Puerto Rico's Luis "El Artesano" ('The Artisan') Cruz will battle Mexican Tomas Sierra (34-14-2, 15 KOs). Cruz is protege of Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto.

"El Artesano Cruz (19-1 15 KOs) is a good Puerto Rican fighter. Is going to be a tough fight against our fellow Mexican Tomas Sierra. The audience will enjoy," said the promoter.

In addition David "El Tornado" Sanchez (17-2-, 13KO) will be up against Nicaraguan Eliecer "Hurricane" Quezada (13-2, 7KO) in a 10-round super flyweight contest. "El Tornado" Sanchez, the Pride of the Costa Hermosillo, expressed appreciation for the support of its sponsors, his trainer Zavala Edgar Lucero and fans.

"I'm happy for myself as I will face an opponent who has not here to waste the time. It means, he is hungry for a big win. I ready as well. I am motivated to give everything in the ring. Hopefully everything will end up well.

Meanwhile his Nicaraguan opponent Eliecer "Hurricane" Quezada, said that the key here is his physical condition to face Sanchez. "I am very excited to fight in Mexico. I come in excellent condition to give everything in the ring," said the the motivated fighter who hails from the land of "El Flaco Explosivo" Alexis Arguello.

Another entertaining fight will be the one of former WBC champion Humberto "Betillo" Gutierrez against Jesus Alvarez. And there will be more fights as the card will also feature two fights of between women boxers.

Fight girls Maricela "The Baby" Quintero Lopez (10-2-1) of Culiac?n will collide with Karely L?pez of Guasave. Also in female boxing Zenny Sotomayor (3-1-2, 2KOs) of Los Mochis will clash with Suri "Tsunami" Tapia of Acapulco.

Tomorrow all the boxers will meet their appointment with the scale at the open weigh-in at Galerias Mall of Vado del Rio (in front of Cin?polis) from 12noon.

Tickets are on sale at Discos y Novedades, Onda Latina and CMU box office.

Prices for ringside numerado is 400 pesos, 300 pesos ringside general, 200 pesos first level and 100 pesos second level.

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