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A super active  month of WBC  boxing  containing some superb bouts for discerning fans, and It unfolds like this...
 
May 5: Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan / California
 
One of the beloved boxers of the public, WBC middleweight  champion  Gennady Golovkin will defend his crown against hungry and ambitious rival Vanes Martirosyan. The unique prize for the winner, is  the Tzeltal belt- a dazzling work of art commemorating the most important dates for Mexico.
 
The match will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.


 
May 5: Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis / California
 
Undisputed WBC welterweight  champion Cecilia Breakhus will defend her championship against former middleweight world champion Kali Reis on the self same  card as  Gennady  Golovkin Vs  Vanes Martirosyan.
 
History in the making  because this will be the first time that a women's fight is televised live on HBO. Cecilia, who is considered the best pound for pound female fighter of the moment, will seek to preserve her undefeated record, showcasing her talents plus ability on this global stage. While Kali is determined to spring a mighty surprise.
 
May 11: Azizbek Abdugofurov vs. Dmitrii Chudinov / Uzbekistan
 
The Sport Palace of Uzbekistan will host a match with the vacant WBC silver super middleweight belt at stake, It's between between Russian Dmitrii Chudinov and the unbeaten Uzbek Azizbek Abdugofurov. It should be noted that this will be one of the biggest boxing events in Uzbekistan for many years.
 
 
May 12: Rey Vargas vs. Azat Hovhannisyan / New York
 
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion, Rey Vargas will travel to Verona to face Armenian Azat Hovhannisyan, against whom he will make the third defense of his crown. Rey, who won the title on February 25 against Yorkshire's Gavin McDonnell, pledges  that this fight will not reach the 12th round, because he's determined to return to KO mode.
 
This  task is not easy because Azat comes from a winning streak of eight fights, the most recent over Ronny Rios.


 
May 19: Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack / Canada
 
Undoubtedly, this is  a keenly  anticipated fight by boxing fans and experts. May 19 sees a power punching collision between  WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and challenger Badou Jack.
 
Adonis, who has not seen action since June 2017 when he faced Andrzej Fonfara, assures  that the lack of activity will not be a problem, as he has never stopped training. Aware that it will not be an easy  fight, Adonis non the less promises that he will continue to reign in the division, declaring  that he will knock out Badou.
 
May 19: Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz / Maryland
 
WBC featherweight champion, Gary Russell Jr. defends his crown against  the top ranked Joseph "JoJo" Diaz Jr. an undefeated title contender who's relishing the opportunity to return home  with the WBC belt. The stage will be the MGM National Harbor of Oxon Hill.
 
Gary Russell conquered the belt defeating Jhonny  Gonzalez by technical knockout in the fourth round and his two defenses have ended by the way of KO against Irish Patrick Hyland and over Colombian Oscar Escandon.
 
May 19: Esmeralda Moreno vs. Yessenia Gómez / TBA
 
WBC light flyweight champion, Esmeralda "Joya" Moreno, will defend her championship against Yesenia "Niña" Gómez, a young woman from Cancun, Quintana Roo, who comes to this commitment with all the intention of fulfilling her childhood dream.  However, Esmeralda is a worthy champion who's seasoned and experience. Battles against  Ibeth Zamora, Melissa McMorrow and Eva Voraberger.
 
 
May 25: Ken Shiro vs. Ganigán López / Japan
 
Ganigán Lopez returns to Japan to try and recover the WBC flyweight title he lost last May against  Ken Shiro.  Lopez is excited to be again against the unbeaten Japanese warrior who has defended the title successfully against Pedro Guevara and Gilberto Pedroza.
 
May 26: Ibeth Zamora vs. Melissa Mc Morrow / Mexico City
 
Ready to make history and become the second Mexican triple world champion, Ibeth "Roca"  Zamora will face and fight the American Melissa Mc Morrow for the vacant WBC flyweight title which was vacated by  Yessica 'Kika' Chávez due to her pregnancy.
 
A magic and memorable card that celebrates the 10 years of the Ring Telmex-Telcel program. This  female championship match will be the main event of the night.
 
May 26: Julio Ceja vs. Franklin Manzanilla / Mexico City
 
Julio Ceja, better known as  "Pollito" will defend his WBC silver title in the super bantamweight division against Venezuelan Franklyn Manzanilla, who comes to Aztec land ready to finish with Ceja. However, the Mexican's plans go beyond this defense as Julio wants to come out with the victory not only for the honor and commitment with his public but also to have the opportunity to be in front of the absolute world champion, which is in the grasps of  Rey Vargas.
 
May 26: Eduardo Hernández vs. Drian Francisco / Mexico City
 
Completely recovered from the injury suffered  during an assault attempt, Eduardo Hernandez returns to the ring at a great card which aims to celebrate 10 years of the Ring Telmex-Telcel program, this time he will face Filipino Drian Francisco who arrives at this commitment with a record of 29 fights won, 22 of them by KO, 5 losses and a solitary draw. A fight that no fan should miss.


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