The Basque boxing fans and those closest to Vitoria-Gasteiz will be able to enjoy on October 15 a new fight by the 25-year-old Colombian boxer who
The Basque boxing fans and those closest to Vitoria-Gasteiz will be able to enjoy on October 15 a new fight by the 25-year-old Colombian boxer who lives in the capital of Alava, Frank Mendoza. The one from San Antero, who has 14 victories in as many fights and has 7 KOs, is currently, according to the Box Rec international database, number 1 in his country in bantamweight and 31 in the world. The objective now is to appear in the high positions of world organizations. although Fran would love to dispute the Colombian national title currently held by Vieris Ortega.
Those who attend the Judimendi Sports Center in Vitoria-Gasteiz on Saturday, October 15, will be able to see the offensive and always spectacular boxing of the youngest of the Mendozas. They complete a poster that starts at 7:30 p.m. with advance tickets from only 18 euros, two professional K1 matches and several boxing and amateur K1 crosses.
Fran Mendoza beat Mejía at the Bilbao Arena de Miribilla evening (Photo: Adrián Rubio Moreno).
Fran Mendoza offered excellent performances in his last appearance on May 20 at the Bilbao Arena in the Biscayan capital against the rocky Alexander Mejía (18-2 until that day).
The one from San Antero prevailed by unanimous decision on Thursdays after eight entertaining rounds played before the eyes of one of the powerful fighters in world boxing, since the fight opened the billboard broadcast by the international chain DAZN of the Lejarraga-Metcalf event promoted by the British Matchroom corporation.
The performances of the pupil of José Luis Celaya and Andoni Alonso at Gasteiz Sport were praised by English commentators and cheered on social networks. “I felt good; Mejía did not take a step back, he put up a fight and I think we offered a fight that the public liked”, Natxo Mendoza’s little brother valued then.
Fran Mendoza from Gasteiz remains undefeated as a professional boxer (Photo: Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra).
In Judimendi, also for 8 rounds, his opponent will be the 27-year-old Venezuelan Johneiker Quintana. Taller and more experienced than Mendoza, Quintana also just won last May, before the limit in Tempelhof (Germany) against the local Michael Kannler. Quintana now holds a record since his debut in paid boxing in 2015 of 15 wins (10 by KO) and 5 losses.
“We have seen videos of Quintana and we can say that he is a dangerous fighter, he moves well, looks for angles, hits hard and knows how to be in the ring,” says trainer Andoni Alonso from Gasteiz. “It will not be an easy fight for Fran,” Alonso stresses.