Undefeated Mexican rivals Juan Esteban Garcia and Moises Caro Gutierez rematched on Thursday March 18 in Mexicali, with the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Light Flyweight title on the line.
The pair had fought to a draw in June of 2019, and regrouped with two and three victories respectively to set up an anticipated second go-around.
And once again it was a high-paced, competitive and close fight, with both men reluctant to take a backward step, which resulted in quite a few clinches. Both had their moments, and in several rounds it appeared hard to separate them.
After ten rounds of entertaining, but sometimes messy, action, judges Ramon Urias Gonzalez, Jose David Garcia and Miguel Angel Bupunari scored the fight 97-93 (Garcia), 95-95 and 94-96(Caro Gutierez) for another draw, and no new WBF champion.
23-year-old “El Alzabachito” Garcia´s record now stands at 9-0-2 (7), and “El Profeta” Caro Gutierez (22) sees his ledger move to 8-0-2 (5).
Billed as “Clash of the Undefeated”, the fight was the main event of a show promoted by Lider Promotion, headed by Ignacio Marmolejo Alvarez.
The score unsettled between these two young warriors, a third fight is almost bound to happen sooner or later!