The undefeated Ibf champion Carlos Licona entered this fight with a perfect record of 14-0-0 (2 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.22 minimumweight in the world. He fought four times last year winning over Efrain Gonzalez, Janiel Rivera, Jose Eduardo Ramirez Armenta and Mark Anthony Barriga (Mark Anthony Barriga vs Carlos Licona).
His opponent, DeeJay Kriel, has a boxing record of 14-1-1 (6 knockouts) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss at his pro boxing debut against Colin Tloubatla but then he has collected 14 victories and one draw taking revenge on Tloubatla (in his second bout) and beating Xolisa Magusha in 2018. Licona vs Kriel is valid for the IBF World minimumweight title (Licona’s first defense); undercard of Leo Santa Cruz vs Rafael Rivera. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: IBF World minimumweight title
Licona’s previous fight: Mark Anthony Barriga vs Carlos Licona
Licona vs Kriel full fight video:
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