The former Wbc, Wba and Ibf champion Cristian Mijares entered this fight with a professional record of 55-8-2 (26 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.18 featherweight in the world. ‘El Diamante’ Mijares suffered his last defeat when he faced Leo Santa Cruz in 2014 (=Santa Cruz vs Mijares), since then he has won six bouts beating Andres Gutierrez (=Gutierrez vs Mijares) and Shohei Kawashima in 2016 (=Mijares vs Kawashima).
His opponent, the former Wbc super-Flw champion Tomas Rojas, has a boxing record of 48-14-1 (32 knockouts) and he entered as the No.29 in the same weight class. He lost to Shinsuke Yamanaka in 2012 (=Yamanaka vs Rojas) but then he has collected nine victories. In their first bout Mijares beat Rojas via unanimous decision (March 12, 2004); Cristian Mijares vs Tomas Rojas 2 is valid for the WBC Silver featherweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun, Mexico
Division: featherweight (126 lbs, 57.2 kg)
Title: WBC Silver featherweight title
Mijares’ previous fight: Cristian Mijares vs Shohei Kawashima