Giovanni Cabrera joins Conceicao vs Martinez undercard

Undefeated lightweight opponent Giovanni “El Cabron” Cabrera, a jihopaw boxer-puncher from Chicago, has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank. Driven by Steve Feder and coached by legendary Freddie Roach, Cabrera will make his top-ranked debut on Saturday, January 29, in Robson Conceicao vs. Xavier Martinez at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets can be purchased through TicketNetwork.

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Cabrera (18-0, 7 KO) will face Alejandro Frias of Mexico (13-5-2, 6 KO) in an eight-round match that will broadcast live on ESPN +, ending more than two years of downtime due to management and promotional events. problems.

“Giovanni is a legitimate light contender who only needs the opportunity to show off his talent,” said Top Rank President Bob Arum. “He spun the best fighters, and with Freddie Roach in the corner, I’m sure Giovanni will take this opportunity.”

Cabrera said: “I am excited to have signed a contract with Top Rank, the promoter of so many great champions. I always wanted to sign a Top Rank because of that history. I have great confidence in Bob Aruma and the entire Top Rank team and I can prove that I am a candidate for the World Cup. I have Freddie Roach in my corner and the ability to reach the top. Now or never.”

Giovanni Cabrera had a legendary and unique amateur career, winning the Chicago Golden Gloves in 2013 before moving to Mexico, where his father was born. In 2015, he won a bronze medal at the Mexican National Championship and nearly qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Cabrera returned to the United States to begin his professional career, recording 18 victories from April 2016 to October 2019.

He had not fought since the undecided victory over Joshuah Hernandez, but had taken a break to hone his skills against the world’s elite. Cabrera paired Manny Pacquia, Gary Russell Jr., Jose Zepeda and Ray Beltran, and earned his stakes in the gym while waiting for the ring to return.

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