Promoter Rogelio Espino and his Promociones del Istmo are at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama this coming Thursday December 17th with a five fight card sponsored by the WBA as part of their “KO to Drugs” efforts.
Two WBA interim world title fights headline the card, in the Super Flyweight and Super Featherweight divisions, and the card also sees Shane Mosley return to face Patrick Lopez.
The World Boxing Association's “KO to Drugs” convention is scheduled for the middle of December and the boxing matches on the 17th close out the event.
At Super Flyweight, Panama's Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (33-4) defends his interim WBA belt against the challenge of rugged Mexican veteran Giovani Segura (32-4-1).
Segura held the WBA and WBO World belts at Light Flyweight, and in his last outing he was stopped by Juan Francisco Estrada in a failed attempt to win a world title at Flyweight.
This is his first fight at Super Flyweight, while Concepcion has gone (1-1) as a Super Fly in 2015.
In his last fight, Concepcion dropped and stopped David Sanchez to grab the interim title, and Segura represents his first title defense.
The WBA interim belt at Super Featherweight is also at stake on the 17th as Jezreel Corrales (18-1) takes on Juan Antonio Rodriguez (28-5).
Rodriguez will bring the home field advantage to this one, but the 24 year old Panamanian will be giving up an experience advantage to his Mexican opponent in Corrales, who is a southpaw with a high level of competition to his resume.
Shane Mosley is now 44 years old, and the former three weight division world champion will be facing Lopez, who is 38 years old and has been relatively inactive, fighting just once a year in 2012-2014.
This will be his first fight in over a year however he is on a three fight winning streak.
We last saw Mosley back in August when he defeated Ricardo Mayorga after a layoff of almost two years, and Mosley is fighting in honor of the World Boxing Association and their President Gilberto Mendoza.
Mosley has held WBA World titles at Welterweight and Light Middleweight throughout his long and decorated career, and he is expected to receive special career recognition from the WBA earlier in the week during their convention.
The live event features five fights in all and should see the Arena Roberto Duran packed with a raucous crowd.
The WBA convention is working to bring an elite list of guests to the live event, and you can check back here at the Boxing Channel for more news on the DEC. 17th “KO to Drugs” boxing event scheduled for Panama City.