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Boxing In Mexico: Two World Title Fights Headline Tijuana Card Tonight

There's a good fight card tonight at Plaza De Toros right across the US/Mexico border in Tijuana as the WBO Bantam and WBC Super Feather belts will be up for grabs.

In the main event, longtime WBO Super Flyweight Champ Fernando Montiel, 38-2-1 (28), will try again to make the move up to bantam and contend for the WBO crown at 118 pounds.

The 30 year old Los Mochis man was turned back in his effort to do the same three years ago when defeated on a split decision by Jhonny Gonzalez.

This time, Montiel will tangle with WBO Latino, South American and Argentine Bantam titlist Diego Oscar Silva, 24-1-3 (12), of Buenos Aires.

Silva, who has routinely fought as a super bantam, will come into the contest the bigger fighter but the 25 year old Argentine has faced a far lower grade of opposition compared to Montiel, who will likely make the successful transition to WBO Bantam Champ in this bout.

WBC Super Feather kingpin Humberto Soto, 46-7-2 (29), is also on the card as the local slugger defends his belt against 36 year old American Antonio Davis, 26-4 (13).

28 year old Soto has only lost twice over the last seven years, a controversial DQ to Francisco Lorenzo that was later avenged and a close bout to Joan Guzman, and should retain his crown on points against Davis, a former WBO feather and super feather title challenger.

Popular light middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, 38-0-1 (29), continues his busy schedule when he meets Madrid based Argentine Luciano Leonel Cuello, 23-0 (10), for the vacant WBO Latino Light Middle belt.

Ex-world rated welterweight contender Antonio Diaz, 45-5-1 (29), continues his comeback after a three year layoff by meeting light welter Javier Castro, 19-1 (17).

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