On July 7 in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz and his company, Sampson Boxing, in association with Promosiones Del Pueblo, HG Boxing and ECO Boxing, will proudly present Mexico’s Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) defending his WBA Interim Bantamweight title against Jean Sampson (12-1, 7 KOs) of Nicaragua.
Sponsored by Grupo Modelo and broadcast by Televisa on its Sabado de Corona Boxing series, the 12-round fight will mark the third time 25-year-old Ruiz has defended the interim belt he won from Francisco Arce in May of last year.
22-year-old Sampson is coming off a huge win over former two-time world champion Rosendo Alvarez in May of this year.
“I had an excellent training camp with my whole family, my trainer/father Heriberto Ruiz and my twin brothers, Edel and Heriberto Jr,” said Ruiz. “I need to be in top shape because I am waiting for Koki Kameda to recuperate from his injury, so I can unify the titles.”
Manager Fernando Dominguez added that he cannot wait for his charge to face quality challengers like Nonito Donaire or Abner Mares, while Lewkowicz said he is proud of his young fighter. “Hugo gets better with every fight and will soon get the attention of a major American network because of his ability as a boxer and puncher.”