Mexico’s Rosendo Hugo Guarneros says he will upset home fighter Tommy Frank when they top the UK’s first ever drive-in boxing show on December 11 at Sheffield Arena.
The pair will clash for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Inter-Continental Flyweight Title live on Eurosports, with the winner catapulted into the IBF world rankings.
Unbeaten Frank, 13-0 (3), will need to be on top of his game against his more experienced opponent. The South American has lost just four times in 23 fights, and knocked out 8 adversaries.
No stranger to these shores, Guarneros, 30, was on the front foot all night against highly-rated Sunny Edwards in September last year and, despite losing widely over 10 rounds, is adamant he won’t return to his homeland empty-handed against Frank.
“I am very motivated about this big opportunity and this time I will perform better than in my previous fight in the UK,” explained Hugo.
“I know Tommy is a very good boxer but not much else because I let my coach take care of analysing him and designing the strategy for the fight.
“This will be a very exciting fight which people will love. It will be very tough but I know I’ll win because I’m more experienced now. I had a 10 round fight recently, which I won, so I’m very confident for December 11.
“To win this title will be the biggest achievement of my career up to date and after that, I’ll be looking at getting a World Title shot.”
Dennis Hobson Promotions presents an evening of boxing at Sheffield Arena on December 11, headlined by Tommy Frank and Mexico’s Rosendo Hugo Guarneros contesting the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Inter-Continental Flyweight Title.
Chief support sees Kane Salvin and Sufyaan Ahmed fight for the Central Area Super Featherweight belt. Also appearing will be Sheffield’s Perry Howe and Keanen Wainwright, Lancashire’s Josh Holmes and Zak Miller, Belfast’s Cathy McAleer, and Rotherham’s Kash Ali.
The action will be broadcast live by Eurosport.
For ticket information, call 0114 243 4443.