The official word is that Cristian Mijares is injured and can't be cleared to fight by February 27, meaning that the Cancun portion of the split site February 27 "Double Assault" pay-per-view is off. But the official word seems like spin.
For one thing, it was recently announced that Mijares would be in the co-feature slot on March 27 when Erik Morales returns to meet Jose Alfaro. That already made it pretty clear that Mijares wouldn't be on the February 27 show. Furthermore, the Hugo Garay-Chris Henry fight that was supposedly going to be in Laredo, TX, and then in Cancun, was apparently never agreed to by the sanctioning body for whom it was to serve as an eliminator bout. Garay-Henry, as you might guess, is also off.
The Puerto Rican portion of the show is still good to go with promising youngsters Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Marvin Sonsona squaring off for a vacant belt at 122 pounds. Now instead of the Cancun portion, the action will switch to Guadalajara, where WBC junior flyweight titlist Rodel Mayol (26-4-1, 20 KO) takes on former titleholder Omar Nino (28-3-1, 11 KO) in what will serve as the night's technical main event, as in it will go last on the TV broadcast.
Mayol, 28, won the belt in highly controversial fashion with a second round TKO over long-running titlist Edgar Sosa back in November, the completion of a turbulent and big year for the Filipino, who twice faced Ivan Calderon (a draw and a decision loss) in fights cut short when Calderon suffered bad cuts.
Nino, 33, took Brian Viloria's "0" in an upset back in August 2006, winning the WBC 108-pound belt. He beat him again in a rematch three months later, but then failed his post-fight drug test and was stripped of the belt. Upon his ring return in June 2008, Nino lost a split decision to Juanito Rubillar, and since then has gone 3-0, including a revenge win over Rubillar and a win over Sammy Gutierrez.
Also on the card from Guadalajara, 24-year-old Mexican lightweight prospect Daniel Estrada (21-1, 17 KO) will face Angel Alirio Rivero (21-7-1, 14 KO). Rivero has been stopped six times. In Puerto Rico, the card's best fight past the main event looks like 6'6" cruiserweight prospect Carlos Negron (7-0, 6 KO) against Roy Ashworth (5-7, 1 KO), which isn't much to write home about.
Integrated Sports will present this card on PPV for $34.95, and it will be distributed by all the major American outlets (iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, etc.)