Saul Juarez entered this fight with a professional record of 22-4-1 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Wanheng Menayothin). He suffered his last defeat when he faced Milan Melindo in 2014 (=Melindo vs Juarez), after this bout he fought three times beating twice Adrian Hernandez (=Hernandez vs Juarez and Juarez vs Hernandez 2) and drawing with Oswaldo Novoa (their second fight, Juarez vs Novoa 2).
His opponent, the former Wbc champion Oswaldo Novoa, has a boxing record of 14-6-3 (9 knockouts) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class but his last victory occurred in 2014 when he faced Alcides Martinez (=Novoa vs Martinez), then he has collected two draws and two losses. In their first fight ‘El Gallito’ Novoa lost to ‘Baby’ Juarez by unanimous decision (November 26, 2011); this third fight, WBC minimumweight title eliminator, is on the undercard of Ibeth Zamora Silva vs Mari Ando. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Palenque Recinto Ferial, Toluca, Mexico
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Their previous fight: Saul Juarez vs Oswaldo Novoa 2
Juarez’s next fight: Wanheng Menayothin vs Saul Juarez
Novoa’s next fight: Pedro Guevara vs Oswaldo Novoa