BOXEO TELEMUNDO FORD Wraps Up Summer Season Today
"Boxeo Telemundo Ford" finishes its 2014 summer season Friday night with a classic rivalry match between Mexico and Puerto Rico at Mexico City's Salón José Cuervo. The stellar 10-round main event will pit Édgar "Nene" Ortega versus Daniel Rosario for the WBO Latino Welterweight title. As always, René Giraldo and Jessi Losada will be on hand to provide the blow-by-blow and commentary.
Boxing aficionados can follow every moment of the fight in detail at the Deportes Telemundo Twitter account, @TelemundoSports.
A native of Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, Ortega (14-1, 10 KO) is unbeaten in his last nine fights, winning six of those by knockout. He has quickly become a fighter to watch in Mexico, and in the very competitive 147-pound division. Ortega has fought three times this year, beginning in January with a fifth-round KO over Arturo Gómez, and followed that with a six-round decision win against Adrián "Mágico" Briones in February. His last fight was on April 12, which was a 10 round decision victory against Jonathan "Bebé" Durán.
Rosario (8-0, 7 KO), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, travels into enemy territory, but with the confidence that he won't leave his luck in the hands of the judges. Of his last five fights, none have gone past the third round, and of his seven knockout wins, four have come in the opening round. He's hoping to add another highlight reel knockout to his resume Friday night.
"Boxeo Telemundo Ford" continues to make history, reaching 640,000 viewers with its July 18 broadcast of the match between Jonathan "Pitbull" Vidal and Juan "Loquito" Kantún. It was the most viewed boxing program the week of July 14 and is the first show of its type to broadcast uninterrupted for 25 years on US Spanish-language television.
Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Media's sports division, is one of the United States' leading providers of Spanish-language sports content. In addition to being "the home of the Olympic Games in Spanish in the United States," Deportes Telemundo presents all Club León and Club Pachuca home games in the Liga MX; and the leading boxing program in Spanish, "Boxeo Telemundo." It also has the TV and online rights in the US Spanish-language market to the FIFA World Cup, the world's top soccer tournament, on all platforms (except radio) from 2015 to 2022.
In addition to top sporting events, Deportes Telemundo produces three leading sports and entertainment programs: "Titulares y más," "Titulares Telemundo" and "Ritmo Deportivo," which present analysis of the latest sports news along with entertainment and lifestyle segments. The award-winning Deportes Telemundo team of sportscasters is led by the world-famous Andrés Cantor, with Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Carlos Hermosillo, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Ana Jurka, René Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.