Jibaro Boxing’s 1st Show of 2018 with a cast of characters Hollywood would love

February 8, 2018 No Comments

At noon on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, inside the Tijuana Boxing Commission offices in Tijuana, the weigh-ins took place for Thursday’s Jibaro Boxing Promotions’ first show of 2018. (above) The promoter/former boxing standout Raul Jibaro Perez holds up the arms of his headliners Jairo Gutierrez (l) and the flashy Victor “El Chaky” Sandoval (r).

You can’t tell us the 10 plus Boxing Promoters in Tijuana are not now in competition with each other. From the first of the year until the present, the level of this competition has gotten more and more heated as the number of bouts on each fight card keeps climbing and the fighters in their Main Event become more celebrated. Without going into specifics, let’s go right to this week’s offering from Jibaro Boxing Promotions which is returning to the popular nightspot Rancho Grande on Avenida Revolucion with 32 colorful entertainers.


In the 10 round Main Event, Bout #6, they have 20-year-old Victor Efrain “El Chaky” Sandoval (26-3, 18 KOs, 53.5 kgs.) from Tijuana, B. C., Mexico, who will be taking on 30-year-old Jairo Gutierrez (6-8, 2 KOs at the same 53.5 kgs or 117.94 lbs., DOB 8-22-87). Gutierrez is from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Back on December 8, 2017, Gutierrez weighed 121¼ lbs. (which put him in the Super Bantamweight division) for his bout against Joseph Landeros. So both boxers, who had originally been fighting at Super Flyweight with its weight limit of 115 lbs. may now need to reassess their future fighting weight.

Bout #1 has 32-year-old, super welterweight Gloferson Ortizo of Tustin, Calif. (5-0-1) DOB 1-16-86, Global ID 627576, who works out at the famed Freddie Roach Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif., taking on 27-year-old Luis Cueto Hernandez of San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, DOB 7-20-90 who was making his professional debut.

Bout #2: On your right is George Carranza an orthodox, lightweight, 135 lbs., from Hayward, Calif., a city in Alameda County, Calif., DOB 1-5-98, who at 20 years of age will be making his Professional Debut on Thursday evening against another debutant. Last time he fought (as an Amateur) was back on December 3, 2016. Carranza’s opponent on Thursday night is 18-year-old Sergio Vazquez, DOB 6-21-99. He is from Ensenada, B. C., Mexico. Vazquez went 14-5 as an Amateur and his walk around weight is around 140 lbs.

Bout #3: With the singer/songwriter Justin Bieber being in such high demand, Bieber’s agent is often trying to contact super featherweight Arnol “Hitman” Guzman (3-1-1, 2 KOs) Global ID 783066, DOB 1-8-94) to see if he can take Bieber’s place at his next conflict of interest. After they dye Guzman’s hair blonde, this lookalike is suddenly in high demand. It’s likely that in the not too distant future when Bieber’s agent does come to call, Guzman might have to change his response to, “Sure thing! But the Bieb might just have to fulfill some of my commitments…in the ring.”

On Thursday night, the 24-year-old Guzman’s appointment will be with 34-year-old super featherweight Marcos “Mouse” Ochoa (0-17 with 14 losses by KO, Global ID 656282, DOB 1-15-84) who is also from Tijuana. The two will meet in Bout #3. With Ochoa’s five years of experience and those big hands, you might think he has an advantage over Guzman. Those are some mighty big paws.

In Bout #4 they have two lightweights from Tijuana, 18-year-old Rene “El Temible” Miranda (right) Record 4-0-1, 2 KOs, Global ID 779513, DOB 11-2-99 going up against 21-year-old Esteban Cayetano (left) Record 2-4, 2 KOs, Global ID 751286, DOB 12-26-96 in a rematch. In their May 11th contest, Miranda got the best of Cayetano to win a unanimous decision.

Bout #5 is an interesting matchup of super flyweights featuring 26-year-old, righty Jose Emmanuel “Kobe” Lopez (r) DOB 6-3-91, record 0-0-1 Global ID 816428 from Ensenada, B. C., Mexico from the famed Guardado Gym, going up against the much taller, 18-year-old Jorge Castro (1-0, 1 KO) Global ID 818590, DOB 8-10-99 who benefits not only from his stamina and exceptional accuracy but his phenomenal reach advantage. Castro is from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.

After Bout #6, the 10 round Main Event between Sandoval and Gutierrez, they have a six-round featherweight match-up, between two veterans, 28-year-old Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (19-13-1, 13 KOs) Global ID 457353 from Tijuana and 34-year-old southpaw Miguel “Yaqui” Tamayo (18-20-2, 16 KOs) Global ID 602997 from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mex.

Bout #7 Jose “Hollywood” Estrella from Tijuana (r) and southpaw Miguel Tamayo (l) from Ciudad Obregon.

In Bout #8, they have the 25-year-old super featherweight Alfredo “Calzador” Pitta (l) Global ID 619553 (3-11-1, 1 KO) going up against 19-year-old Cesar “Maestrito” Noriega (r) Global ID 789146, DOB 11-3-98 (3-0, 2 KOs). The supremely confident Noriega is also from Tijuana.

In Bout #9 they have 18-year-old, super featherweight Eric “El Guero” Castillo record (3-0), Global ID 799545, DOB  going up against the lefty, 24-year-old Jair “Zurdo” Patino (0-13-2) Global ID 707030, DOB 8-31-93 from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

(l to r) Jair “Zurdo” Patino and Eric “El Guero” Castillo.

In Bout #10, a bantamweight clash, they have 22-year-old Esteban Camacho of Tijuana (right) (4-3, 2 KOs, Global ID 751818, DOB 12-4-95) set to face 28-year-old Wilebaldo Garcia (1-0, 1 KO) Global ID 816088, DOB 12-24-89) who is from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. In Garcia’s debut in San Felipe, a town on the bay of San Felipe in the Sea of Cortez, he scored an exciting 2nd-round stoppage over fellow debutant Alejandro Zepeda.

In Bout #11, it will be 19-year-old, super lightweight Esteban “Towy” Sánchez (r) Global ID 811488, DOB 9-4-98 (2-0, 1 KO) from Tijuana, going after victory #3 when he faces the 28-year-old Abraham “Yocu” Yocupicio (l) Global ID 760083, 0-4, a victim of 3 KOs.

Bout #12 is set to feature the Pro Debut of bantamweight Jose Mario Carrillo DOB 9-2-97, from Manteca, Calif., who will be facing 19-year-old Abram “La Cobrita” Sanchez (0-2-1) from Mexicali, B. C., Mexico, Global ID 746802, DOB 8-2-98 who debuted on January 29, 2016. Both boxers weighed-in at the same, acceptable weight of 115.74 lbs.

Bout #13 is a four-round super middleweight bout (boxers weighed-in at 165.34 lbs.) between 6’1″ tall, 25-year-old, orthodox boxer Quilisto “Quilo The Kid” Madera (7-1-0, 4 KOs) from Stockton, Calif., Global ID 701944, DOB 6-6-92, going up against Jorge “Peeny” Rios (2-6, 1 KO, a victim of 5 KOs) Global ID 692435, DOB unknown.

Bout #14 has Quilisto Madera’s brother, super lightweight Hector or it might be as the boxer himself stated Ector” Madera, also from Stockton, Calif. scheduled. The 21-year-old is 2-0, 1 KO, Global ID 765419, 5’9½” tall, DOB 8-20-96), going up against 41-year-old Roman “Canelo” Mendez from Tijuana, Global ID 692694, DOB 11-27-76, a victim of 15 straight knockouts with only three getting past the first round.

(l to r) Roman “Canelo” Mendez and Hector Madera.

In Bout #15, they have scheduled Christian Thomas to face an opponent to be announced.

Above boxers made weight on Wednesday and now must await the arrival of their opponents who are still in transit to Tijuana.

In the final bout of the evening, Bout #16, a super middleweight bout, they have the ever popular 23-year-old, 6’1″ tall Ricardo “Maikito” Martinez (Global ID 631562, 10-0, 7 KOs) from Tijuana, B. C., Mexico taking on 24-year-old Isaias “El Profeta” Ortega (Global ID 732609, 2-2, 1 KO) from Mexicali, B. C., Mexico who in his last outing won a mixed decision victory over the undefeated, 33-year-old San Diegan Jorge “El Bandido” Escalante (9-1-1, 6 KOs).

(l to r) Isaias “El Profeta” Ortega from Mexicali, B. C., Mexico and Ricardo “Maikito” Martinez from Tijuana are scheduled to appear in the final bout of the show, Bout #16.

If you’re a true lover of boxing, this show certainly has it all – a smorgasbord of entertainers.

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