Stateside boxing fans will get the chance to stave off their withdrawal this Saturday when ESPN Deportes airs a card from the Dominican Republic, headlined by a rematch between former super flyweight title challenger Norbelto Jimenez and countryman Elizer Aquino.
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el retador mundialista Norbelto "Meneíto" Jiménez se enfrenta al peligroso Eliezer Aquino, en directo en ESPN para Latinoamérica y en ESPN Deportes para USA pic.twitter.com/KC3egetrYA
Jimenez (29-9-5, 16 KO) became the WBA mandatory challenger at 115 pounds by putting together a 30-fight unbeaten streak, the sole notable bout of which saw him fight Kohei Kono to a draw in 2014. He got his shot last June, losing wide to Kal Yafai, and has since picked up his fifth career draw against unbeaten Nigerian Aliu Bamidele Lasisi.
Aquino (21-4-1, 14 KO) went to a technical draw with Jimenez back in 2013. All four of his defeats came against then-unbeaten fighters, among them future Super Series semifinalist Emmanuel Rodriguez on the 2015 Erislandy Lara-Jan Zaveck undercard.
It ain’t much, but it’s all we’ve got at the moment.