The Argentine boxer Cristian Coria affirmed that he comes to the Dominican Republic with a very clear goal, which is to win the junior welterweight title (140 pounds) of the World Boxing Association (WBA), which shows the Dominican Alberto «The Wasp» Puello, whom he will face at the international boxing festival to be held in Santo Domingo on the 16th and 17th of this month.
“They inform me that the Dominican Republic only has La Avispa Puello as world champion and, being so, I warn that beautiful country that the reign of its boxer is about to end,” added Coria, a veteran boxer who registers 29 victories as a professional, 13 of them via knockout, with seven defeats and two draws.
Coria has exhibited his conditions in different world boxing stages, such as Las Vegas (United States), Canada and in his native country, Argentina.
“This will be the first time that I will go to fight in the Dominican Republic, a country that has produced good boxers, and that I will always remember because there I will become world champion,” he said.
Coria and the dominican Neck will star in the stellar match on the undercard of this month’s 17th at the luxurious Hotel Catalonia in Santo Domingo, where two evenings will be held on consecutive days.
“I’m training very hard and I hope that Puello also prepares well to give a great show against the Dominicans and the world,” he said. Coria, in reference to the fact that the card will be broadcast to the world by the Shuan Boxing YouTube channel.
“The opportunity to fight for the world title has reached the best moment of my career and I am going to the Dominican Republic, not to vacation, but to try to bring the world title to Argentina,” he said.
The dominican Neck he is undefeated, at 17-0, including nine victories by way of knockout. He became world champion in July of last year, after defeating by unanimous decision the also Dominican, nationalized Spanish, Jonathan «Wonder» Alonso.
The International Boxing Festival, which includes two billboards at the Catalonia hotel, on the 16th and 17th of this month, is organized by the company Shuan Boxing Promotion, which regent Belgium Peña.
In the first of the two evenings, the world title 105 pounds (light fly) of the World Boxing Organization, held by the Puerto Rican Wilfredo «Bimbito» Méndez, who will expose him against the Venezuelan Alexis Diaz.
On the same card, the Dominican Erick «PacMan» Rosa will expose his two Latin titles to Nicaraguan Byron Castellón.
“With this international festival, boxing in the Dominican Republic will have a spectacular closing of the year, because we will have two billboards with excellent fights, as the fan likes in a luxurious setting, such as the Hotel Catalonia del Malecón,” he said. Belgium Peña.
The executive of Shuan Boxing highlighted that the festival events will be without public and complying with the protocols established by the Public Health authorities of the Dominican Republic.