Toshiaki Nishioka, the WBC super bantamweight champion from Japan, will be arriving in Monterrey, Mexico, on Monday, May 18, to defend his WBC championship against mandatory contender and former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez.
Nishioka has been praised by the World Boxing Council, especially president Jose Sulaiman, for his professionalism and exemplary commitment during these difficult times that has made many countries and corporations make humiliating and drastic decisions that are hurting the world of sports, especially in Mexico.
Nishioka will arrive in Monterrey convinced that he will retain his super bantamweight championship and show the world that Mexico is no different from any other country.
The ring officials for this bout have been confirmed:
Referee: Kenny Bayless, Las Vegas, USA.
Judges: Gale Van Hoy, Texas, USA; David Sutherland, Oklahoma, USA; and Nathan Palmer, Indiana, USA.
Supervisor: Joe Dwyer from the USA.
On this same card, former champion Rafael Marquez will make his comeback after the three memorable fights against Israel Vazquez.
Juanito Rubillar, along with his team, arrived in Cancun today to prepare for his final elimination bout in the light flyweight division against former champion Omar Niño.
This fight card - “Mayan Challenge at X-caret” - will take place in Cancun, Mexico on June 6, 2009, and will be the first boxing event ever held at the ruins of the Mayan Empire.