All-Star Boxing and Boxeo Telemundo have chosen one heck of a way to start 2020 in the ring.
A battle of unbeaten junior welterweights, Yomar “The Magic” Alamo and Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda, will cap a top-notch boxing care taking place Feb. 28 at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center. Tickets are now available.
Castaneda — ironically from San Antonio, home of the Alamo — will challenge Alamo, the reigning North American Boxing Organization (NABO) super lightweight champion, in the 10-round main event. The Puerto Rican (Alamo) and Mexican (Castaneda) have had an ongoing rivalry that continues Feb. 28 at OHP.
“These two fighters know, in order to get a title fight in one of boxing’s best divisions, you must risk it all to get to the top,” promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. told RingTV.com. “Both have undefeated records. This is the type of fight that makes me feel proud of, as a promoter, a true 50/50 fight. May the best man win.”
Alamo (17-0-1, 12 knockouts) has earned a No. 8 ranking by the WBO after a stellar 2019. His last fight, and Oct. 4 draw with lightweight Antonio Moran, was also in Kissimmee.
On February 21, Kendo better be prepared to face his toughest fight as a pro, as I will impose my experience with a great game plan to return back home with a win,” he said on RingTV.com.
Castaneda (17-0, 8 KOs), a pro since October 2012, most recently fought on October 25, knocking off Stan Martyniouk in Reno, Nevada. The Feb. 21 bout will be the 25-year-old’s first nationally-televised contest, and isn’t shy about it.
“When I first saw his name, I thought to myself that he was in for what The Alamo is really all about, only a one-on-one war, and The Alamo is coming to him,” Castaneda told Boxingscene.com.
The feature fight will start around 11:30 p.m., capping off another great card of All-Star Boxing at Osceola Heritage Park.