Elias Emigdio headlines a duo of Flyweight rematches in Mexico

10 June 2015 News
APB 52 Kg

APB 52 Kg

AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) makes its debut in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday evening with two Cycle I Round 1 flyweight (52 kg) matches.

The main event will showcase home star Elias Emigdio (MEX), who competes against Fernando Martinez (ARG) for the second time in this competition.

Their first meeting took place in the very first week of APB action, and it was the Mexican fighter who was victorious after achieving a wide points victory.

Emigdio last fought in the APB Flyweight World Title Match against Misha Aloian, but lost the opportunity to become the World Champion after an impressive performance from his Russian opponent.

The former World Series of Boxing (WSB) star will take confidence from that bout however, as he dominated the latter stages and looked very comfortable competing over eight rounds.


Martinez impressed in the first three minutes of his earlier bout with Emigdio, but faded as the rounds progressed.

As this rematch will be taking place over two further rounds, the Argentine has been working on his stamina to ensure he will be able to cope with the added pace.

Mexico is legendary for its high altitude which can sap the energy of even the hardest trained boxer, so Emigdio could have an edge as he has competed there many times in his career.

His opponent is a pressure fighter who makes life very difficult for his ring rivals, while Emigdio is a far more economical boxer who relies on timing and accuracy.

The winner of Emigdio vs Martinez will meet either Jasurbek Latipov (UZB) or Ilyas Suleimenov (KAZ) in APB Cycle 1 Round 2.

Latipov and Suleimenov will also be rematching after Suleimenov comfortably defeated the two-time AIBA World Championships medalist in the Ranking Phase.

A former Olympian, Suleimenov has already earned two stoppage victories in this format of boxing, while Latipov is on a three fight winning streak.

Match schedule:

  • 20:50: Iliyas SULEIMENOV (KAZ) vs Jabursek LATIPOV (UZB)
  • 21:30: Elias EMIGDIO (MEX) vs Fernando MARTINEZ (ARG)
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