Saul Juarez entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 22-4-0 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.4 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Wanheng Menayothin). He lost to Milan Melindo last year (=Melindo vs Juarez) but he came back to win in 2015 defeating twice Adrian Hernandez (=Hernandez vs Juarez I and Juarez vs Hernandez II).
His opponent, the former Wbc world champion Oswaldo Novoa, has an official record of 14-6-0 (9 knockouts) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against Moises Fuentes (=Novoa vs Fuentes). In their first bout ‘Baby’ Juarez defeated ‘El Gallito’ Novoa by unanimous decision (November 26, 2011); this second fight, WBC title eliminator, is on the undercard of Jessica Chavez vs Simona Galassi. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Juarez’s previous fight: Saul Juarez vs Adrian Hernandez 2
Novoa’s previous fight: Oswaldo Novoa vs Moises Fuentes
Their next fight: Saul Juarez vs Oswaldo Novoa 3