Saturday night, Las Vegas will play host to one of this year’s largest sporting event. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will face off against Marcos Maidana in a rematch following their first fight. Mayweather earned a majority decision victory against Maidana in their first outing. This will also be Mayweather’s first rematch since Jose Castillo in 2002.
A Floyd Mayweather headlined card, will draw both die hard and casual boxing. For those on the undercard, this is a way for them to make a name for themselves. James De La Rosa (22-2, 13 KO) is ready to take his career to the next level. “I feel very privileged to fight on Mayweather’s undercard. This is a great opportunity for me.”
Formally fighting under Don King Promotions, De La Rosa was very mum on the subject, while being grateful for his new management. “As of now, my contract with Don King is done. I have nothing bad or good to say about him.”
In his first fight since his five year stint with Don King, James will taking on Alfredo Angulo (22-4). Angulo is coming up in weight for this fight, and like James, “El Perro” is capable of getting the knockout (18 wins by KO). De La Rosa is not so much worried about what Angulo can do, but rather sticking to what he needs to do. “The key to victory for me is to execute my game plan. I won’t go into too much detail, but I do have to execute what we have been training on.” If all goes well Saturday night, “King” James De La Rosa will earn larger paydays, and garner higher profiled fights. “I want the world to know that I am a great fighter on the rise.” A statement win on boxing’s largest stage is a huge step in the right direction.
The Mayweather vs. Maidana card is live on PPV starting at 7pm cst.
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